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Vintage Launches Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin

(PRESS RELEASE): 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.

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 - www.exercisetigermemorial.co.uk.

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