As with all of the A-Series instruments, the A8 mandolin mixes traditional tone woods with modern design concepts and electronics. The two-chamber body is routed from a solid block of mahogany and capped with a solid spruce top. The top is voiced with a unique combination of X and fan bracings, producing exceptional sound and projection, even when played acoustically. With that in mind, what really sets the A8 apart from the rest is its pristine sound when plugged in. The individual RMC™ saddle transducers run through an RMC™ preamp voiced specifically for the A8. The A8 is available in two colors: Natural with a semi-gloss finish or Cognac Burst with a high-gloss finish.