Any players out there?

I only took it up 18 months ago but iv been lucky enough to pick it up well enough to play it full time in an irish band. Never thought it was possible for me to go full time as a musician but yes, its happened.

I know 99% of mandolin players and on other forums want old gibsons etc and not many use pickups, but am looking at buying a new mandolin with a built in pickup and preamp. Anyone got an suggestions?

At the moment i use a crafter m75 which only cost £160 buts its done me very well and i also have a Morgan Monroe mms3 with a fitted fishman pickup
Thanks, iv had a look at them before, im not much into the solid body electric ones, although am begining to think i may be forced to go down this route, fender do some nice ones to