Godin A8, natural. $650.
The Godin A8 gets my vote as the best electric mandolin in its price range. Despite the lack of soundholes, the chambered body still produces sufficient volume for acoustic practice, and when you plug it in, you get realistic, woody mandolin tone with no feedback. Piezo pickup with volume control and 3-band EQ help you shape the sound. Gold-plated hardware and compensated adjustable bridge. Serial number is 10365130, indicating a completion date of Friday, Apr. 9, 2010 (the 130th instrument completed that week).
     This is a later model with a height-adjustable bridge saddle. Standard 13.875" scale length. Very clean apart from the headstock, which has a little scuffing on the back. Currently strung with Elixir Nanowebs. Standard Godin gig bag included; it's in good shape except for a small spot in the fabric and some holes in the netting of the front pocket. Or upgrade to a hardshell case. See more photos, or for more information. $650 plus shipping.