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Northfield Artist w/ Engelmann Top & 5-Bar Bracing (#A210115)

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Northfield Artist mandolin with an Engelmann spruce top and Northfield's "Variation 1" 5-bar bracing style.

In addition to the standard Artist model features, this mandolin has been upgraded with a one-piece back and "Down to the River" headstock inlay.

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.

Engelmann Spruce Top

This Northfield Artist has an Engelmann spruce top, which offers a slightly warmer, sweeter tone than the Adirondack models.

To our ears, the difference between Engelmann and Adirondack is subtle, but players seeking a somewhat mellower voice may want to consider the Engelmann top.

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, 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

  • Model NFA-F51E
  • Engelmann spruce top
  • Flame maple back/sides
  • 5-bar bracing system
  • Optional one-piece back
  • Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard and pickguard
  • "Down to the River" headstock inlay ($495 upcharge)
  • 1-1/8" nut (standard nut width)
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • French polished spirit varnish finish
  • Northfield medium gauge strings (11 - 40)
  • Airloom "Deluxe" Case

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