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Northfield Artist Series 5-Bar Bracing (Variation 1) w/ Italian Spruce Top & Wide Nut

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This stunning Northfield NFA-5V1I Artist Series F-style mandolin has an Italian spruce top and Northfield's "Variation 1" 5-bar bracing style. We ordered this one with an optional 1-3/16" wide nut.

This Northfield Artist mandolin is an exceptionally good-sounding instrument. It has amazing projection and a rich, complex voice with tons of sustain.

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

  • Italian spruce top
  • Flame maple back/sides
  • 5-bar bracing system (Variation 1)
  • James tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard and pickguard
  • 1-3/16" wide nut
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • French polished spirit varnish finish
  • Case: Airloom "Deluxe" rectangular case
  • Serial A19077

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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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With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

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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Synchrony

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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