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Gilchrist F-5 (1985)

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Top grade mandolin from Australia's Steve Gilchrist, sunburst finish, F-5 style with carved spruce top with tone bars and Steve's trademark S-shaped soundholes, highly figured maple sides, (2-piece) back, and neck, ivoroid-bound radiused ebony fingerboard (extension has been cut to 19 frets, and fingerboard has been refretted), pearl dot inlays, 1-1/16" nut, 14" scale, abalone fern inlay on headstock with script Gilchrist logo, 4-on-a-plate tuners with pearl buttons, ivoroid-black-white binding on body and headstock, (replacement) bone nut, adjustable ebony bridge, (newer) raised tortoise plastic pickguard with ivoroid-black-white binding, (replacement) tailpiece with "Gilchrist" engraved on cover, with Calton HSC, on consignment, EC- (some finish touchup on top below the pickguard, touchup along neck joint following a neck reset, and headstock scroll has been repaired)