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Salida, CO · Open by appointment · Closed Sunday & Monday
(719) 634-2228 · mail@avenueguitars.com
Salida, CO · Open by Appointment
Closed Sunday & Monday

Avenue Guitars is currently operating on an appointment-only basis. Learn more here.

Northfield Calhoun Mandolin (#FT210189)

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Regular price $995 (SOLD)

The Calhoun A-style mandolin is built in Northfield's 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.

Learn more at the official Northfield Calhoun product page.

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
  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid 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

Learn More about Northfield

About Avenue Guitars

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Founded in 1972, Avenue Guitars is owned and operated by me, Sean Ramsey, in Salida, CO.

My goal is to help you find the perfect instrument while offering a relaxed, no-pressure shopping experience. I know that buying a high-end instrument is a big decision, so don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

To learn more, check out the history of Avenue Guitars.

Why Avenue Guitars?

  • Avenue Guitars is a one-man operation. When you call, email, or come in for an appointment, you'll always be working with the same person
  • Everything ships free
  • No sales tax for customers living outside Colorado
  • Prior to shipping, each instrument is carefully cleaned and inspected. I always double-check the setup and intonation, and I'm happy to adjust the action to your personal preferences
  • Fast, easy, 0% financing at checkout with PayPal Credit
  • Since I operate online and by appointment only, my inventory isn't subject to the daily wear and tear of a traditional walk-in shop. In most cases, I'll be the only person who has handled your instrument prior to shipping!
  • This site's online checkout is powered by Shopify, a highly secure platform trusted by thousands of large and small businesses

Interest-Free Financing

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Avenue Guitars offers easy financing options through PayPal Credit and Affirm.

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.

To get started, just select the PayPal payment option at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as your preferred method of payment. 


Affirm offers a number of financing choices for qualified buyers. Your options will vary depending on your credit score and other factors.

Like PayPal Credit, you can apply at checkout with just a few pieces of info.

To apply, select the "Affirm" option at checkout and follow the instructions.

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