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Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin

Originally owned by a survivor of the Omaha Beach D-Day landings. The Mandolin was known to have been gifted to Ken Small who had established a permanent memorial to 639 American servicemen who lost their lives during 'Exercise Tiger', one of several full scale rehearsals off the south coast of England in the months prior to D-Day.

VPM44
Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin

Description

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’ 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.

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 D-Day 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.

Details

SKU VPM44
Body White Ash Body
Neck Nyatoh Neck
Fingerboard Indonesian Rosewood Fingerboard
Includes Zero Gravity Carry Case & Full Colour Souvenir Booklet and Certificate of Authenticity
Hardware Aged
Right-/ Left-handed Right
Brand Vintage

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