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.
for more information. $650 plus shipping.