Gilchrist F-5 (1985)

$17,250
sku: 90U-200618
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.   More Details...

  • 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
  • Consignment
  • 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