The value ofÿthis solidbody mandolin is obvious the second you plug it in. Mandolin players love it because it crosses over into electric guitar territory and opens up sonic possibilities not available in the traditional mandolin world. Guitar players love it because it’s built as essentially, a small electric guitar with a set of single coil pickups, 3 position switch and volume/tone controls. In a studio setting the options are endless while in a live situation a player is able to plug directly into their rig, play mandolin parts and all without the overwhelming uncontrollable feedback and howl you commonly get. Part mandolin, part electric guitar, all cool.