Exc (-) condition. SN: 94282.
1 1/8″ width at nut.
Custom Model 5 with one-piece back, Fern inlay in peghead, and block inlays in radiused Ebony fingerboard. Varnish finish with nice sunburst. One-piece Maple back with captivating figure. Strongly figured Maple sides and neck. Multiple Ivoroid bindings on peghead, neck, and top and back of body with black line showing on side of peghead and fingerboard and top and back edges of body. Ebony peghead veneer with Gilchrist logo inlaid at top. Very nice abalone fern inlay in center of peghead. Original pearl nut. Fingerboard has solid pearl block inlays and appears to be original frets with only slightest wear. 24-fret fingerboard with double-cut extension. Original Ebony two-piece bridge. Gold hardware, including Gotoh tuners with beautiful cream buttons that appear to be polished bone, and gold two-piece tailpiece with Gilchrist engraved in cover. Ebony endpin at back of tailpiece.
Almost all the wear on this mandolin is concentrated in one area, where fingers would plant on the treble F-hole, with some wear on the inside edge of the F-hole. You may notice some photos are without pickguard, and some show pickguard. Pickguard currently installed.
Play this mandolin and you will understand why Gilchrist is legendary for tone. This is a great-sounding mandolin with a Gibson Loar-style attack and clear bell tones. Powerful.
Comes with brown rectangular hard case.