Fender FM-62SCE. $550–650.
This 8-string acoustic/electric from Fender features gold hardware, white pearloid pickguard and truss rod cover, and a hot bridge-mounted piezo pickup with tone and volume controls. Imported by Fender from Korea a few years ago, and since discontinued.
     Acoustically, it's pleasant enough as import mandolins go, and would be particularly suited for blues, old-time, or country music. Plugged in, the piezo pickup delivers all the volume you could want, with remarkable tone and presence.
  1. Sunburst, used, good condition. Serial number KD03060006.
         $650 plus shipping. Comes with a gig bag, or upgrade to a hardshell case. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information.
  2. Black (or very dark blue?) finish, used, replacement bridge and tailpiece cover. There are a lot of surface scratches and marks on the finish, although there's very little in the way of chips, dings, or deeper scratches. Serial number KD03080065.
         $550 plus shipping. Comes with a gig bag, or upgrade to a hardshell case. See more photos, call 425/772-0231, or for more information.