Northfield "Big Mon" F-style mandolin with Engelmann spruce top and custom tortoise binding.
The Big Mon's body is about 5mm wider at the widest point and a bit deeper in some spots. While it doesn't look a whole lot bigger, it offers a tone that tends to be a little warmer and fuller than Northfield's standard F5S models.
For the full story on these amazing mandolins, we recommend checking out the official Northfield Big Mon product page.
This Northfield Big Mon 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.
Mandolin pictured is the actual instrument for sale.
- Engelmann spruce top
- Flame maple back/sides
- Striped ebony pickguard
- Striped ebony fingerboard (radiused)
- 1-1/8" nut
- Gotoh tuners
- Hybrid varnish finish on body
- Custom tortoise binding
Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
- Northfield medium gauge strings (11 - 40)
- Slate Grey Airloom "Recurve" case
- Model NFB-F5E
- Serial B220397
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