This mandolin has been marked down $200 from its regular price of $6,695 due to several pinhead-sized finish bubbles in the headstock. It is a brand new instrument and still carries the full Northfield warranty.
Northfield Artist mandolin with an Engelmann spruce top and Northfield's "Variation 1" 5-bar bracing style.
Like all Northfield mandolins, the Artist Series models have a rich, warm, throaty voice that sounds "old" right out of the box. However, the Artist mandolins take that signature Northfield tone to the next level, offering more volume, more low end, and more complexity than you'll find in the lower models.
Above all, the Artist Series mandolins have an incredible resonance and presence that you can feel as much as hear. It's a quality that doesn't necessarily come through in videos and sound clips, but when you have the mandolin in your hands you'll notice it immediately.
To learn more, we recommend checking out Northfield's official Artist Series product page.
Mandolin pictured is the actual instrument for sale.
Engelmann Spruce Top
This Northfield Artist has an Engelmann spruce top, which offers a slightly warmer, sweeter tone than the Adirondack models.
It still has plenty of power and volume, but to our ears it's a bit less bright than Adirondack and would be a great choice for players seeking a somewhat mellower sound.
This Artist mandolin features Northfield's "Variation 1" 5-bar bracing system. This style of bracing is designed to produce a warmer tone with a fuller low end.
While the 2-bar and 5-bar Artist models each have their own unique personalities, we feel that the distinction between the two designs is nuanced. The 5-bar is slightly warmer and deeper while the 2-bar is more bright and punchy, but the difference is subtler than some players might expect.
- Model NFA-F51EWN
- Engelmann spruce top
- Flame maple back/sides
- 5-bar bracing system
Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
- Radiused ebony fingerboard
- Ebony pickguard
- 1-3/16" nut (wide width, $200 upcharge)
- Soft V neck profile
- Gotoh tuning machines
- French polished spirit varnish finish
- Northfield medium gauge strings (11 - 40)
- Airloom "Recurve" hardshell case (Slate Gray color)
- Model NFA-F51EWN
- Serial A210130
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