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Northfield Artist Series Variation 1 (5-Bar)

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This stunning Northfield NFA-5V1E "Artist Series" mandolin has an Engelmann spruce top and Northfield's "Variation 1" 5-bar bracing style.

To learn more, we recommend checking out 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

  • Engelmann spruce top
  • Birdseye maple back/sides
  • One-piece back
  • James tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
  • Ebony fingerboard and pickguard
  • 1-1/8" nut (standard width)
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • French polished spirit varnish finish
  • 5-bar bracing system
  • Case: Airloom "Deluxe" Case
  • Serial A19072

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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. 

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!

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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.

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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.

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You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

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Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

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