I am a bit surprised that this mandolin is up to $5K. #More than I might pay for it. But somebody has bid it.
Here it is.
It has the wide profile headstock, the wide (1&3/16") nut, the right bridge thumbscrews, tuners etc. and the serial number looks OK.
Nice shape too but from California what do you expect they don't salt the roads!
The case looks right too. #I think. #Neat mandolin.
Someone should tell Frank Greathouse about this! #
Maybe now he should try to sell his again.