We got hold of an early-model Trinity College TM-450. It differs from the current model in that it has a rosewood bridge (instead of ebony) and a standard chrome tailpiece with slide-on cover (instead of the newer cast brass tailpiece). We're selling it for $200 lower than our standard TM-450. And it comes with a case!
From the manufacturer:
The TM-450 is Trinity College's finest Celtic Style mandolin. It combines traditional features with modern styling to create a unique, distinctive instrument suitable for the professional player. The peghead alone is a work of art, with three contrasting inlays of ebony and rosewood, enhanced by the Trinity College logo in silver. The solid Sitka spruce top is arched and carefully braced for maximum tone and volume. The back and sides are solid Indian rosewood, bound with fine lines of natural wood. The cast tailpiece and deluxe tuning machines are gold-plated, and a deluxe hard shell case is furnished with the instrument. We won't blame you if you confuse the TM-450 with hand-made custom instruments costing three times the price--because that's what Trinity College is all about--'Value'!