Based on a 1940’s mandolin originally owned by a US Serviceman who fought at and survived the Omaha beach landings The Gordon Giltrap Vintage ‘D-Day Mandolin’ (VPM44 £249 UK rrp) has been faithfully reproduced by Vintage® as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made over 70 years ago by those remarkable servicemen and women, and the importance of musical instruments in raising morale during wartime conflict.
Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin
Featuring a white ash body, with Nyatoh neck and Indonesian Rosewood fingerboard, including aged hardware as a ‘nod’ to the original, and displaying replicas of some of the original hard-carved inscriptions made by the owner and his fellow soldiers, the DDay Mandolin is tonally responsive and very easy to play. Supplied with a zero gravity carry case, the D-Day Mandolin was the brainchild of Gordon Giltrap, whom along with his wife Hilary was able to uncover the amazing story behind this remarkable instrument and its origins.
Each D-Day Mandolin includes a full colour souvenir booklet and certificate of authenticity documenting the full story behind it and the Torcross Tank Memorial Fund –
For more information about the Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin please visit www.jhs.co.uk
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