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1998 Gilchrist Model 3 (A5) Mandolin #98-417

This mandolin sounds incredible! From the 22nd batch from Gilchrist, is this 1998 Gilchrist A5 Mandolin with block inlays! Features a Red Spruce Top and hard maple back and sides. On consignment, no trades. There is a little bit of playwear, some small lacquer dings/scratches as shown in the photos. Also a spot on the neck where a thumb would rest.

SKU: 1998GILA5 Category:


Some other fun facts about this Gilchrist: It’s known as the “Golden Gilchrist” in the inner circle and Lynn Dudenbostel used this exact mandolin to measure and base his A style mandolins off of. This is also a 2 owner mandolin, you can be the 3rd.

  • Red Spruce Top
  • Hard Maple Sides
  • Birdseye Maple Back
  • Tone Bar Bracing
  • 1.100″ Width Pearl Nut
  • Radiused Fingerboard
  • Fleur-de-lis inlay
  • Gold hardware
  • Block Inlay
  • Spirir Varnish Finish – Blonde
  • Scooped fingerboard