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
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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