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Gilchrist Model 1 Mandolin To Be Sold To Benefit Butch Baldassari Medical Fund
By Mandolin Cafe
September 6, 2007 - 7:40 am

Gilchrist Model 1

Gilchrist Model 1

A Gilchrist Model 1 mandolin commissioned from luthier Steve Gilchrist will soon be offered for sale through the Mandolin Cafe by an anonymous individual.

Full proceeds from the final sale price will be donated to Butch Baldassari and his family to help offset medical expenses brought on by radiation and chemotherapy treatment and his ongoing battle to maintain his health.

Offers will be accepted for a two-week period starting starting in mid-September with the instrument awarded to the highest offer of $6,000 or more.

The start of the two-week period for offers will be announced on the Mandolin Cafe home page.

Styled after Gibson A junior mandolins of the 1920's, the Model 1 features the hardest maple and spruce, increasing its power and projection, the result of which is a truly world class professional grade mandolin.

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