Northfield F5S F-Style Mandolin | Acoustic guitars and accessories

Northfield F5S F-Style Mandolin


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Northfield Mandolins have earned a reputation for the highest-quality handmade mandolins, crafted in their dual workshops in Michigan USA and Qingdao, China, at an unbeatable price. Built by a small team of highly-talented luthiers, Northfield has quickly become known for the quality and consistency of their superb instruments, using local materials and traditional building techniques.

Northfield's S Series mandolins aim to be an elegantly understated version of their master model instruments; serving up Northfield's signature tone, projection and construction in an abbreviated form.  Each mandolin is made of select tonewoods and built by the same team and approach.

This incredible F5S F-style mandolin features asolid Adirondack Spruce top with tonebar bracing, figured Maple back-and-sides and a striped Ebony fretboard and bridge. Ivoroid top binding and MOP fretboard markers and peghead complete the understated but luxurious appointments, and the mandolin is finished in an ultra-thin satin Sunburst reminiscent of the classic F-style's of the 1920's.

The F5S uses all-solid timbers from North America, seasoned, cut and matched in Marshall, Michigan. The mandolin is then assembled and varnished in Northfield's Qingdao shop, before final setup and assembly in Marshall. This results in the highest-quality mandolin available, at a price that is hard to believe. Includes Airloom 'Recurve' hardshell case.


Northfield Modern Setup

Standard Northfield F Shape and body construction

Unbound Fretboard and Back

Top: Adirondack Red Spruce

Back / Neck / Sides: Figured Maple (3 Piece hard maple neck)

Tailpiece: Cast Tailpiece

Pickguard: Striped Ebony

Bridge and Fingerboard Material: Striped Ebony

Single-ply ivoroid top binding

Solid Mother of Pearl dot position markers and peghead logo

Tuners: Gotoh Tuners

Finish Material: Satin Lacquer Finish

Finish Color:  Shaded Sunburst with Ivoroid top binding

Airloom "Recurve" Case included

Strung with D'Addario EXP74

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