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Northfield Calhoun Flat Top Mandolin

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The Calhoun is Northfield's new A-style mandolin built in their Michigan workshop. 

The flat top design and understated appointments allow Northfield to offer these mandolins a much lower price point than their carved top F-style mandolins without compromising craftsmanship, playability, and tone.

Surprisingly loud with a crisp, woody voice.  

Pictures are of the actual mandolin for sale

Northfield's Description

Designed with a nod to the entry level mandolins of the early 20th century and a clear understanding of the limitations often associated with them, the Calhoun is not a mandolin exclusively targeted to be inexpensive.

It was created to make Northfield Mandolins more easily accessible to our growing demand among beginners and interested school programs, without sacrificing a whole bunch of things that make mandolins work well.


  • Flat top A-style body
  • Italian spruce top
  • Red maple back/sides
  • Radiused black walnut fingerboard
  • Shellac varnish finish
  • "Soft V" neck profile
  • 1-1/8" nut width
  • 13.9" scale
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Case not included
  • Serial FT19043

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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. 


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 (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


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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.

Interest-Free Financing

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PayPal Credit

With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

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Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

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