played this cool little Fender Electric Mandolin, FM-61SE, at
Best Music in Oakland Calif. It sounds and plays great. Plugged
in it has a sweet sound. Unplugged it's not too loud. With it's
thick solid spruce top it has a nice tone.
you'd be interested so I took this digital picture.
is making this new 8-string and a nice looking 5-string in Korea.
That's where all the good stuff is made.
more on electric mandos check out this web site:
Mandolin Resource Page