Vintage VPM44 Gordon Giltrap Mandolin

Vintage VPM44 Gordon Giltrap Mandolin


Based on a design popular during World War II.
Includes Case

Key Points
  • White Ash Body
  • Nyatoh Neck
  • Aged Hardware
  • Inc souvenir booklet

  
Manufacturer: Vintage
Availability: In Stock
Normally: £299.00
Discount Price: £199.00
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Vintage VPM44 Gordon Giltrap Mandolin

Based on a design popular during World War II.

Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin and Case
Item Code: VPM44



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.
 
Recently brought to light by the detective work and research of Gordon and Hilary Giltrap, the D-Day Mandolin has been faithfully reproduced to include the inscriptions on the rear and names of troops who survived some of the most brutal military campaigns in modern times.
 
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.
 

A really great-playing instrument, with a case at an astoundingly low price!




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