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    Default Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    From mandolin74 - "..So a good 8 months of work and a total of 19 instruments.." That's just over 2 weeks per instrument - that's a truly monumental amount of work,especially if you consider the quality of workmanship. If it was me,it would be 1/8 of an instrument in 19 months & that would be even IF i had the skill,
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    I didn't think of it like that but yes that is a monumental amount of work. He is incredibly driven and is so passionate about his work. I got to pick with him and Dan Voight and Jonathan McClanahan last night. Dan and Jonathan are both amazing builders as well. Keep a sharp eye out for these two as they are putting out some great mandolins. Steve has set the bar very high and it was a pure joy having these guys together. Mandolins make this a better world.

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    Default Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    I'm loving the natural finish A-model - pretty pretty! I would never need that quality of instrument, but eye-candy is always appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolin74 View Post
    I checked out all the new Gilchrist's in person yesterday evening. They are all very powerful with their own voice. There were a few I did not touch as requested by owner's. Steve Gilchrist is brilliant and we had a great time testing them and comparing. I believe the new owners will be extremely happy.
    So cool! What did you think of the natural finish oval-hole A (Model 1)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary Philips View Post
    So cool! What did you think of the natural finish oval-hole A (Model 1)?
    I actually don't remember playing that one. I played the blacktop oval hole which sounded nice.

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    Default Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary Philips View Post
    So cool! What did you think of the natural finish oval-hole A (Model 1)?
    Hi,
    Those are referred to as Model One Juniors.

    When Steve completed the original batch of 16 Model 1 Juniors in 2009, they were all very consistent. They have great mid-and-upper tone with a nice clear bottom end, bold, but not tubby like on the original Gibson A models. I think they're much better actually. There are a few Cafe links available from that time period that detail their sound quality, just google Gilchrist Model 1 Junior and they should pop up for you.
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