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Gilchrist F-5 (1985)

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A top grade mandolin from Australia's Steve Gilchrist, this F-5 style instrument has a carved spruce top with tone bar bracing and Gilchrist's trademark S-shaped soundholes. The sides, 2-piece back, and neck are made from highly flamed maple. The ivoroid-bound radiused ebony fingerboard had pearl dot inlays. This exceptional instrument is in excellent-minus condition.


Sunburst finish
F-5 style body
carved spruce top with S-shaped soundholes
tone bar bracing
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
Calton hardshell case
EC- (some finish touchup on top below the pickguard, touchup along neck joint following a neck reset, and headstock scroll has been repaired)
SN: 170