A beautiful golden amber finish on a AAA flamed maple back, sides, and neck and spruce top make the Gibson F-"Goldrush" a very distinctive mandolin. Multiple binding on the top and fingerboard combine... Read More
A beautiful golden amber finish on a AAA flamed maple back, sides, and neck and spruce top make the Gibson F-"Goldrush" a very distinctive mandolin. Multiple binding on the top and fingerboard combines with the precision abalone fern headstock inlay, hand-engraved gold hardware, and the classic F-5 design to create truly stunning visual appeal. Tap tuned with a brilliant and singing chop, the handcrafted Goldrush is bold enough to be heard over larger instruments and sweet enough to stand alone.
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I've been playing mandolin (Bluegrass, Irish, Jazz, Swing, etc.) for 40 years and was always looking for my "ultimate" instrument...one that would sound professional, play like butter and also make me smile when I look at it. After playing zillions of instruments and owning a number of high end vintage Gibsons, this is THE ONE. Thin frets, fast neck and incredible AAA flame maple all over...its stunning. But its the sound: deep lows and clear highs and balanced througout. Go play one (if you can FIND one!)and compare it to Ferns, Master Models, whatever and I'm telling you, you'll buy the Goldrush.
I got my Goldrush back in January, and I love it. It has the sweetest sound I've ever heard, and a great chop! It has some really good, strong earthy tones, too. And it can get loud enough to be heard over numerous musicians at bluegrass jams. I get compliments from everybody who sees it. The flame maple is beautiful too. I have large hands for a gal, and I think the frets are absolutely perfect. The triple bindings are cool-looking, too, and I can't say enough about the abalone, with shades of pink, green and blue. I can't wait to get back to playing it right now! It really stands out in a crowd, too, because of the color. So if you want to blend in, don't get this one. People are gonna expect a lot out of you, playing something like this. We be jammin! Kim Roulias -- Garland, Texas
I ordered this mandolin a while back and it was TERRIBLE. The frets are far too big for a mandolin player of my stature, and the sound quality was horrible! I'm used to playing 16 string mandolins so, this was not what I expected when I bought it. It weighs far too much also, and i have a cut from where my strap ripped into my skin...I highly DO NOT reccomend buying this for all you guys looking at it.
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