I stumbled upon a company in Germany called RISA. They have a couple of solid bodied electric ukuleles / mandolins. The one that really interests me (probably because I've never seen one quite like this) is the RISA Uke-Solid-Soprano (Ukulele/Mandolin). The DaSilva Ukulele Company (in the US) sells both the solid electric "skeleton" version and the more standard solid body electric ukulele / mandolin. Does anyone have any experience with the "skeleton" version? It looks like it might make a great small practice mando when supplied with the right strings (in GDAE tuning) and a headphone amp.