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Gilchrist Model 5 (1997)

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A top grade mandolin from Australia's Steve Gilchrist, this Model 5 features an F-style body with a carved spruce top and figured maple back, sides, and neck. Nice appointments include an engraved silver plated tailpiece, adjustable ebony bridge, 4-on-a-plate tuners with pearl buttons, and ivoroid binding throughout. A K&K KK8 pickup has been installed. This instrument is in excellent-minus condition.


F-5 style instrument
Sunburst finish
Carved spruce top with f-holes
Tone bar braced
Figured maple (2-piece) back, sides, and neck
Ivoroid bound top, back, fingerboard, and headstock
Ebony fingerboard with treble side extension
Pearl dot inlays
Pearl flowerpot inlay and script Gilchrist logo in headstock
4-on-a-plate tuners with pearl buttons
Pearl nut
Adjustable ebony bridge
No pickguard
1-1/8" nut
14" scale
Silver plated tailpiece with engraved logo
K&K KK8 pickup with vintage endpin output jack installed
Hardshell case
SN: 97371