Northfield Big Mon Black Top

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Regular price SOLD

Please note that we've closed our storefront and will only be taking online and email orders until further notice.

While we're not keeping regular hours at the shop, we'll still be stopping in regularly to return phone calls and ship orders. You can leave a message at (719) 634-2228 or email us at and we'll get back to you shortly.

The pause in foot traffic means this is a great time to buy online. If there's something you've had your eye on, let us know and we'll see if we can make it work for you!

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

Why Avenue Guitars?

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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. 

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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 ( if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


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.

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.

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Get easy 6-month interest-free financing with PayPal Credit. Just choose PayPal as your payment method at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as the payment method. The application takes less than a minute and approval is instant.

We also offer longer 0% financing programs through our partnership with Synchrony. Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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