1998 Gilchrist Model 5 #98-411. Excellent original condition. A true master model in every sense of the word, this mandolin compares beautifully to the ’22 Loars, with exquisite wood selection, three-piece neck, tone bars, red spruce top, incredible sugar maple back and sides and Cremona-shaded varnish finish. Other features include radius fingerboard, Gilchrist flip-top tailpiece and “Gilchrist” mother-of-pearl peg head logo with abalone flowerpot. Comes with bone and pearl nuts (neck width measures 1 1/8 at nut and 1 1/2 at the 15th fret) and Calgary-made Calton case. Aside from very minor strap wear to the scroll, this mandolin is as pristine as the day it was new. With the added benefit of 8 years of playing, it has developed a truly wonderful voice. Do not miss this chance to own a masterpiece mandolin by the premiere luthier of the modern era at the top of his game. Please inquire for price.