Famed Australian luthier Steve Gilchrist, has started building a series of new Style 1 mandolins to be distributed through Nashville’s historical Gruhn Guitars – U.S. representative for Gilchrist mandolins.
Steve is also building a limited number of his highly sought after F5 style mandolins. Orders for these are now being accepted through Gruhn Guitars, with delivery expected to be early 2010.
The Style 1 mandolin features red-spruce top, a single strut brace, ebony fingerboard, clamshell tailpiece, Elite tuners, spirit varnish finish and Calton case at a price of $7,500.
The Gilchrist Model 5, inspired by the original Loar F-5, with the same options is priced at $22,500.
Visit the website – Gruhn Guitars.
I don’t think you really need me to recommend Steve Gilchrist mandolins, however I’ve got a 1991 A Model that I purchased from Steve at the time and it’s got a superb sound. Beautiful workmanship.
His work is now in such high demand. That speaks for itself I guess.