Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe Walsh demonstrates his Gilchrist A-style Model 3.
by Teja Gerken
November 24, 2016
Built by Australia’s Steven Gilchrist, this 1993 A-style Gilchrist Model 3 is Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe Walsh’s primary instrument. The instrument has a carved Engelmann spruce top and maple back and sides. The top is X-braced, and the fingerboard has a radius. Walsh originally came across the instrument in a Maine music store, but lacking the funds at the time, he had to pass on the purchase. Fortunately, it came up for sale again several years later, this time in a shop in Nashville, Tennessee. “It’s a beautiful mandolin that seems to complement my style in a way that I like,” says Walsh. Gilchrist is represented in the US by Nashville’s Carter Vintage Guitars (cartervintage.com).
Comments and Discussion
My strap button is screwed into the heel on the underside (when you're holding/playing the mandolin). Check out the video at 0:40, it gives a bit of perspective on where mine is. I can probably figure out how to post a video, too, if that would be helpful.
I wondered where you have the strap attached on your A model. I have seen buttons installed on the heal in places but would need to be sure before having one put on. Any thoughts?
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