Northfield NF-ATO2 Octave Mandolin

Northfield NF-ATO2 Octave Mandolin

Italian Red Spruce & Flame Maple
1.4" Nut

Regular price $4,500 + FREE SHIPPING Sale Serial AT18086

Questions? Contact Sean and John at mail@avenueguitars.com or (719) 634-2228

The NF-AT02 is the maple back/sides version of Northfield's impressive archtop octave mandolins.

As the name implies, the AT02 is tuned an octave below a standard mandolin. This gives it a warm, open tone with amazing low end and resonance. This is a really fun instrument that's truly in a league of its own.

Includes molded plastic hardshell case.

Specs

  • Carved arched Italian red spruce top
  • Solid flame maple flat back and sides
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Shellac finish
  • Machined brass "Nugget" tailpiece
  • Mother of pearl logo inlay
  • Grained ivoroid binding
  • 19 frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Scale length: 559mm (22")
  • Nut width: 35.50mm (1.40")
  • String spacing at bridge: 46.70mm (1.84")
  • Bone nut
  • String gauges: .049 .034 .022 .013 (inches)

Dimensions

  • Body length: 445mm (17.52")
  • Body width at lower bout: 347mm (13.7")
  • Body width at upper bout: 257mm (10.125")
  • Body depth at end pin: 80mm (3.15") 
  • Body depth at heel: 65mm (2.6")

Click here to learn more about the NF-ATO2 on Northfield's website.

Tone

We feel Northfield mandolins have a warm, open, throaty tone that really captures the "broken-in" sound of older Gibsons we've played throughout the years (including a handful of Loars).

The Northfield tone strikes a nice balance between power and sweetness, making them equally capable in a bluegrass jam or a solo session on the couch.

The qualities of a standard Northfield mandolin are enhanced by the Big Mon body size, which is only found on Northfield's higher end Big Mon and Artist Series mandolins.

Playability

Northfields don't just look and sound great--they play like a dream. The compound radius neck, large frets, and a killer factory set up give Northfields a buttery smooth feel straight out of the box.

Most players love the way they play right from the factory, but we're always happy to adjust the action to meet your needs.

Top WoodItalian Red Spruce
Back & SidesFlame Maple
FingerboardEbony
Nut Width1.4"
Scale Length22"
CaseHardshell Case