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Northfield Artist F-Style Mandolin w/ 5-Bar Bracing, 1-Piece Back, and "Icelandic Brown" Finish

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We are currently operating on an appointment-only basis. Learn more here.

Stunning Northfield Artist Series F-style mandolin with an Italian spruce top and Northfield's "Variation 1" 5-bar bracing style.

Custom features include a one-piece back, "Deluxe" headstock inlay design, and Northfield's beautiful "Icelandic Brown" finish. It's a deep, rich brown that still allows the character of the wood to shine through.

Like all Artist models, this mandolin has an exceptional tone that is warm and complex while still offering excellent projection and clarity. It really covers all the bases.

Includes rectangular Airloom Deluxe case.

Learn more at Northfield's official Artist Series product page.

5-Bar Bracing

This Artist mandolin features Northfield's "Variation1" 5-bar bracing system. This style of bracing is designed to produce a warmer, mellower tone with a richer low end.

While the 2-bar and 5-bar Artist mandolins each have their own personalities, we've found that the distinction between two designs is subtle.

The 5-bar is a bit warmer and deeper while the 2-bar is slightly brighter and has a little more punch, but to our ears the tonal difference is more nuanced than some players might expect.

Specs

  • Model NFA-5V1I
  • Italian spruce top
  • Flame maple back/sides
  • 5-bar bracing system (Variation 1)
  • One-piece back
  • "Deluxe" headstock inlay ($500)
  • James tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard and pickguard
  • 1-1/8" nut (standard width)
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • French polished spirit varnish finish
  • Case: Airloom "Deluxe" rectangular case (learn more here)
  • Serial A20091

Why Avenue Guitars?

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Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

Family Owned for 40 Years

Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 

Shipping

Most full-price purchased through our website ship free. Click here to learn more.

Sale and clearance items may not be eligible for free shipping. If an item is subject to shipping charges, it will be noted in the item's description. 

Service

John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!

Atmosphere

As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

Professional Setup

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Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

Interest-Free Financing

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Get easy 6-month interest-free financing with PayPal Credit. Just choose PayPal as your payment method at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as the payment method. The application takes less than a minute and approval is instant.

We also offer longer 0% financing programs through our partnership with Synchrony. Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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