The Northfield 4th Gen F5 is Northfield's top-of-the-line F-style mandolin. In many ways, the 4th Gen represents a culmination of over a decade of research, experimentation, and collaboration. The result is a truly exceptional mandolin.
This is the 19th 4th Gen mandolin made by Northfield. In addition to the standard Adirondack top and highly figured maple back and sides, this 4th Gen features an optional 1-3/16" wide nut and custom torch headstock inlay.
Tonally, this mandolin serves up everything we love about Northfield mandolins: It's warm, rich, throaty, and complex. But we feel the 4th Gen brings something extra to the table.
We played this 4th Gen against an F5S on our wall, and the 4th Gen had noticeably more power and projection. It was simply "bigger," with a loud, gutsy chop that will easily cut through the mix in any setting.
Learn more about these amazing instruments at the official Northfield 4th Gen webpage.
Northfield 4th Gen F5 Specs
- Adirondack spruce top
- Flame maple back/sides
- 3-piece flame maple neck
- 1 3/16" wide nut
- 13 7/8" scale
- 2-bar bracing system
- Soft V neck profile
- James tailpiece with Northfield logo
- Waverly tuners with ebony buttons
- Bound tortoise shell pickguard
- Premium ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Shellac finish with French-polished top layer
- Cremona sunburst
- Torch headstock inlay
- Includes Airloom Deluxe case
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