Rono
Rono "signature model" baritone 5-string by Ron Oats. $3,000.
Here's a fantastic new Rono electric 5-string baritone mandolin by Ron Oats of Boulder, Colorado. With a scale length of 18.5 inches, it's designed for GDAEB tuning, like an octave mandolin with a high B string.
     It features a seductive flame maple top on a chambered mahogany body, finished in a spectacular sunburst under hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer. A pair of mini-humbuckers are voiced especially for baritone mandolin, and are controlled by chrome knobs and a 3-way switch. Mahogany neck with double-action truss rod. Ebony tailpiece, headplate and fretboard. Gotoh tuners; Tune-o-Matic style bridge. All metal parts are chrome plated. Remarkable tone and playability match its exquisite looks. Hardshell case included.
     There aren't many choices out there for players wanting to jump on the baritone bandwagon, but here's a rare opportunity to own one from the pioneer who popularized the concept in our times. See more photos, hear a sound clip, or for more information. $3,000 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.