Risa mandola
Risa 8-string electric mandola, black. $700.
Odd-looking, but ergonomically sound and incredibly fun to play, here's a semi-hollow electric 8-string mandola from Germany. With its pair of hot lipstick-tube pickups and 3-way switch, it's certain to get you noticed. Glossy black finish; maple neck with 22-fret rosewood fretboard at 17-inch scale. I recommend tuning it CGDA, but other tunings are possible.
     Enclosed chrome tuners; tone and volume controls. Semi-hollow body with single soundhole. Risa mandolins and mandolas have been discontinued and are a rare find these days, which is a pity. But this one is here in the States and ready to be enjoyed by a new owner. Angela Merkel will turn green with envy. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $700 plus shipping.