2008 Godin A8 Acoustic/Electric Mandolin

Godin recently discontinued these mandolins and so it's going to be harder to find them. They're a really nice variant on the usual Godin acoustic/electric design as they actually have plenty of volume and punch to sit-in on an acoustic session without being plugged-in. The video for this guy is proof of that concept -- I was shocked, frankly, at how much these put out. It's no bluegrass chopper but it works just fine.

It also has a good plugged-in sound and can be rocked on loud and funky stages, too, without feedback trouble. So: a win.

I'd recently restrung and set this up for its owner so it's ready to go and playing spot-on, with a fresh 9V in the back for the preamp.

Repairs included: setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: mahogany

Bracing type: unsure

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 32w-9 extra lights

Neck shape: medium D

Board radius: flat

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-narrow

Scale length: 13 7/8"

Nut width: 1 3/16"

Body width: 10 1/4"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 3 lbs 6 oz

Condition notes: it's pretty dang clean save minor handling wear here and there in the finish.

It comes with: its original gigbag.