Northfield's mandolins offer amazing craftsmanship, superb playability, and a rich, throaty voice, making them tough to beat at any price.
The NFS-F5E, also known as the F5S, is part of Northfield's S-Series. As part of Northfield's S-Series, the F5S is simply appointed but beautifully crafted, with a style that is traditional yet unique.
Tonally, Northfield has done a remarkable job of reproducing the complex, played-in quality you'd expect from a 100-year-old instrument. Northfield's mandolins are big, warm, and powerful--it's a tone that you can feel as much as hear.
This Northfield F5S 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 make a good choice for players seeking a somewhat mellower sound.
This F5S has been customized with Northfield's beautiful "Light Leather" stain.
Includes gray Airloom Recurve hard case.
Mandolin pictured is the actual instrument for sale.
- F-style body
- Engelmann spruce top
- Flame maple back/sides
- Leatherburst stain
- Striped ebony fingerboard (radiused)
- 1-1/8 nut (standard nut width)
- Northfield medium gauge strings (11 - 40)
- Airloom Recurve Case (gray)
- Mode NFS-F5E
- Serial S220920
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