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 differenceismore nuanced than some players might expect.
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