Fender MandoStrat. $850–900.
A few years ago Fender introduced the MandoStrat—for all intents and purposes a reissue of its famous Mandocaster. The MandoStrat was imported from Indonesia and was a success, as far as I know—but Fender discontinued it nonetheless. That has made it hard to find, and MandoStrats tend to be snapped up quickly whenever they appear.
     Solid alder body, 13 7/8" scale, C-profile maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fretboard. Single pickup with volume & tone controls. The chrome-plated 2-saddle bridge was made on the same machine used to produce original Mandocaster bridges. Three-ply tortoiseshell plastic pickguard, vintage-style tuners, and chrome hardware.
  1. This 2014 MandoStrat was well kept and has only minor wear. It's in excellent shape and a lot of fun to play. The blue finish is unusual; reportedly it came from the Fender custom shop. Most MandoStrats are sunburst. Serial number ICF14002153. Get the Mandocaster mojo at an affordable price. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $900 plus shipping.
  2. Sunburst MandoStrat in excellent condition. Get the Mandocaster mojo at an affordable price. Gig bag included. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information. $850 plus shipping.