The extended-range GME-5 is like having a mandolin and a mandola in one instrument. The added low C string allows you to play more complex chord voicings and your solo expeditions can take on more range and complexity. The solid alder body is equipped with a humbucker pickup (for lots of grunt with no feedback), a cast metal bridge with individual string adjustment for height and compensation, volume and tone controls, a multi-layer pickguard and a vintage cream gloss finish. The slim maple neck with integral fretboard has traditional black dot fret markers and is radiused for maximum playing ease. Includes padded gig bag.