Rono
Rono "F-A" by Ron Oats. $1,500.
Here's a Rono of another kind: an acoustic/electric "lump scroll" oval-hole mandolin by Ron Oats of Boulder, Colorado. Hollow with flat spruce top and flame maple back with center marquetry strip. Three-piece maple neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge with piezo pickup. Used, with light scratches and pick wear on the transparent pickguard. 15.5-inch scale, beefy neck, and nut width of 1 5/16 inches, so it might be suitable for someone with larger hands who finds Gibson-scale mandolins difficult to play. Strong clear voice, suitable for Celtic, folk, or blues. It's a lot of fun to play and is pretty loud acoustically as flattops go. I have it strung with Ultralights (.034/.022/.013/.009) and because of the long scale I don't recommend going any heavier.
     The choice of String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang and other jam-band players, Rono mandolins are known for jazzy tone and easy playability. They're also notoriously hard to get, but here at least is an answer for one lucky mandolinist. Protec "ProPac" semi-hardshell case included. See more photos, or for more information. $1,500 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.