A fave instrument of mine that I bought from a maker called Blaine Horlocker, based in Florida. He makes various stringed creations that include strum sticks, dulcimers and electric mandolins to name a few. I couldnt resist painting up the Banjo, here's the body of the beast.
You can view his wares at www.smokeymountaindulcimer.com
(Note the contact mike to the right of the strings...)