Ovation presents the first mandolin designed from the ground up as an acoustic/electric instrument. The Ovation Mandolin features a spruce top with lightweight, Mando-Quintad bracing designed to enhance punch and projection. Ovation's pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. With its Roundback?« composite body, the Ovation Mandolin delivers more acoustic volume and cutting power than expensive flatback models. The instrument's upper-bout soundholes are inlaid with exotic hardwoods, and a cutaway offers full access to the sleek, 2-piece satin-finished nato neck and rosewood fretboard. An Ovation Slimline pickup and special version of the OP-24+ preamp give the Ovation Mandolin extraordinary amplified tone.