I saw a mandolin at Gibson Bluegrass Showcase. The headstock just said "Grady" and it was signed on the label; unfortunately, I forgot the full name it was signed with. I tried to look for another mandolin online with that name on the headstock, and that one was listed as a "Grady Jones."
It was a really nice mandolin that I could certainly see being worth the $2500 price tag (tho I certainly don't have that). Anyone know who this is and what his affiliation with Gibson is (because they don't sell any ole thing there, afterall)? I may be answering my own question since I'm on my way to Nashvegas this evening.
I may not be able to afford one, but I can certainly see going for a visit. No harm in that (esp since if I ever come up with that kind of money in a few years and they have one like it they may just sell one).
It's "Appalachia," (Apple-at-chuh), like I'm gunna throw an apple atcha' if you correct me again.