The GM-6 is designed for guitarists and is tuned one octave higher than a regular guitar. It can provide the chop rhythm for bluegrass or country music without learning mandolin. A competitor offers a similar mando-guitar selling for over $2,000 and has a flat and more narrow fingerboard. The radiused fingerboard and wider neck allows for easier fingering. String action is super low and lead lines may be played very rapidly. This is a must instrument for guitarists in bluegrass jams and lends itself well in recording applications. It plays an octave above guitar.
I am Josh Graves Jr. I have been in the music business about all of my life. I worked with my Dad The late Josh Graves Dobro legend and his partner Kenny Baker. I have a new group now and will have a new CD out soon.
I was looking at a music store on the internet when I read about the new GM-6 Mandolin..Gold Tone has. This was to good to be true.
With my present group I had two guitars and no mandolin player.
The GM-6 has solved the problem of two guitars. I now play the GM-6 which is easy for me to play and the sound is the same as a regular Mandolin.
This is an amazing instrument, and more and more groups will be taking the GM-6 up for the mandolin sound.
|Top||Solid Spruce Arch||Bridge||Rosewood, Adjustable with bone insert|
|Fingerboard Inlay||dot position markers||Neck Binding||black|
Parts & Hardware
|Plating||Chrome covered tailpiece|
|Pickup||L.R. Baggs "Radius" Pick-up (optional)|
Other Features & Options
|Case Options||Hardshell case, heavily padded gigbag.|
|Nut Width||1-3/4"||Frets||21 frets|
|Total Length||26 1/2"|
Suggested Retail Price: $520.00