Northfield "Big Mon" F-style mandolin with Engelmann spruce top.
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.
For the full story on these amazing mandolins, we recommend checking out the official Northfield Big Mon product page.
This Northfield Big Mon has an Engelmann spruce top, which offers a slightly warmer, sweeter tone than the Adirondack models.
It still has plenty of power and volume, but to our ears it's a bit less bright than Adirondack and would be a great choice for players seeking a somewhat mellower sound.
Mandolin pictured is the actual instrument for sale.
- Engelmann spruce top
- Flame maple back/sides
- Custom tortoise binding on body, neck, and headstock
- Radiused ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge
- Ebony pickguard
- 1-1/8" nut
- Gotoh tuners
- Hybrid varnish finish on body
Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
- Northfield medium gauge strings (11 - 40)
- Slate Grey Airloom "Recurve" case
- Serial B210343
- Model NFB-F5E
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