2000 Gilchrist Model 5 mandolin #00-480, made expressly for Nashville super-picker Aubrey Haynie (additional label to that effect inside). Excellent, original condition.  A true master model in every sense of the word, this mandolin compares beautifully to the 1924 Loars, with exquisite wood selection, slab cut one-piece piece neck, tone bars, red spruce top, incredibly beautiful sugar maple back and sides and Cremona shaded varnish finish. Other features include traditional fingerboard, Gilchrist flip-top tailpiece and “Gilchrist” mother-of-pearl peg head logo with abalone flowerpot, ebony adjustable bridge, bone nut (neck width measures 1 1/8 at nut and 1 1/2 at the 15th fret) and Calgary-made Calton case. Aside from very, very minor play wear, and a recent refret, this mandolin is as pristine as the day it was new. With the added benefit of 7 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.