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Northfield Artist 5-Bar w/ Leather Burst Stain & One-Piece Back (#A220134)

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Regular price $6,495 (SOLD)

Avenue Guitars is on summer break until Sunday, June 5th.

Online orders will ship Monday, June 6th.

Northfield Artist Series F-style mandolin with Italian spruce top, custom "Leather Burst" stain, 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. 

5-Bar Bracing

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. 

Specs

  • Model NFA-F51I
  • Italian spruce top
  • Flame maple back/sides
  • 5-bar bracing system
  • Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard and pickguard
  • 1-1/8" nut (standard width)
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • Optional "Leather Burst" stain
  • French polished spirit varnish finish
  • Northfield medium gauge strings (11 - 40)
  • Airloom "Recurve" hardshell case (natural finish)
  • Serial number A220134

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