Rono "F-A" by Ron Oats. $1,500.
Here's a Rono of another kind: an acoustic/electric "lump scroll" oval-hole instrument by Ron Oats of Boulder, Colorado. Hollow with flat spruce top and flame maple back with center marquetry strip. Three-piece maple neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge with piezo pickup. Used, with light scratches and pick wear on the transparent pickguard.
     It's suitable for tuning as a mandola, with its 15.75-inch scale, beefy neck, and nut width of 1.3125 inches, although I currently have it set up as a mandolin, with the idea that it could be used by someone with larger hands who finds Gibson-scale mandolins difficult to play. Strong clear voice, suitable for Celtic, folk, or blues. It's a lot of fun to play and is pretty loud acoustically as flattops go. I have it strung with Ultralights (.034/.022/.013/.009) and because of the long scale I don't recommend going any heavier. If you'd rather play it as a mandola I'll gladly set it up as such.
     The choice of String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang and other jam-band players, Rono instruments are known for jazzy tone and easy playability. They're also notoriously hard to get, unless you shop at! Protec "ProPac" semi-hardshell case included. See more photos, hear a clip, or for more information. $1,500 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.