A new mandolin family instrument has been added to The Music Emporium inventory:

Gilchrist Model 3 w/ Calton (USED, 2001)

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Vendor: Gilchrist
Type: Mandolins
Price: 13500.00

As one of the most highly regarded mandolin makers in the world, Stephen Gilchrist's work needs little introduction. One strum of this Model 3 will confirm all your sonic expectations: the tone is open, the chop generous; single notes and double stops ring out with both fullness and, yes, bell-like chime. For the bluegrass player who doesn't "need" an F, this one has the sound in spades. As I was playing a few notes on it in the shop, a listener nearby commented, "the sound of that mandolin reminds me of champagne bubbles." An apt a description as any. Ally, thanks for the wine words.

Refretted in 2021, this Model 3 is setup beautifully, ready for stage, home or# studio.

Priced with Calton case.

  • Spruce top
  • One-piece, maple back and sides
  • Varnish finish
  • Ebony bridge, fingerboard and headstock veneer
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Bound, tortoise pickguard
  • Flowerpot headstock inlay
  • Hinged, Gilchrist tailpiece
  • Waverly tuners w/ pearl buttons
  • Ebony strap button
  • Calton case
  • Serial #01522