Northfield "Big Mon" F-style mandolin with optional Engelmann top and black finish. It also has a slick sunburst flame-maple pickguard that is reserved for Northfield's black top models.
The Big Mon's body is about 5mm wider at the widest point and a bit deeper in some spots. While it doesn't look a whole lot bigger, it offers a tone that's warmer, louder, and all-around bigger than a standard F-style body.
The custom Engelmann top is a bit less bright than the Adirondack spruce typically found on the Big Mon. It still has plenty of power and volume, but we think it's a hair sweeter than Adirondack and would be a great choice for a melody-focused player.
For the full story on these amazing mandolins, we recommend checking out the official Northfield Big Mon product page.
- Engelmann top
- Flame maple back/sides
- Radiused ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge
- Flame maple pickguard with sunburst finish
- 1-1/8" nut
- 13-7/8" scale length
- Gotoh tuners
- Violin varnish neck
- James tailpiece
- Slate Grey Airloom "Recurve" case
- Serial B190134