Joseph Yanuziello electric mandola. $2,800.
Toronto's Joseph Yanuziello has quietly become a top-tier luthier. American jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and Canadian multi-instrument virtuoso Kevin Breit are among the musicians playing his instruments.
     Here is a jaw-dropping semi-hollow electric mandola custom-built by Yanuziello. Scale length is 18 inches. Ebony fretboard, peghead, and bridge. South American mahogany chambered body with spruce top, custom Lindy Fralin pickup, custom chrome-plated trapeze tailpiece. Black pickguard and control knobs. Nickel-plated Schaller tuners, strap button. Includes custom hardshell case. It does have some player wear, a scratch on the back of the neck, and a few small chips along the edge.
     The base price on a new Yanuziello mandola is $4,000. You're saving 30 percent on this one. It's the third one I've had, it's a nice match to my Yanuziello mandolin, and I'll probably regret selling it, but that's life. See more photos, hear a demo clip, or for more information. $2,800 plus shipping.