Risa 8-string electric. $600.
Here's a great little 8-string semi-hollow electric from Germany. With its ergonomic shape and hot lipstick-tube pickup, it's simply a blast to play. Satin vintage sunburst finish; maple neck with 20-fret rosewood fretboard at standard mandolin scale. Enclosed chrome tuners; tone and volume controls. The regular retail price for a new one is 455 euros, which at current exchange rates is about $700, plus the pesky problem of overseas shipping and customs. This one's lightly used and already here in the States, and will cost you merely $600. More photos here. Gig bag included. for more information.