Northfield Mandolins

Northfield Mandolins

Northfield Mandolins have been creating quite a stir Sateside. They represent fantastic value for money.

"Our Story (and we’re stickin’ to it): In some ways, making these mandolins is about finding the way back home, for the instrument and for myself. For years I had been working with other companies making Gibson-style mandolins, based on the designs by Lloyd Loar during the 1920’s—but had never been that satisfied with the outcome. I had spent several years running back and forth from the USA to China, Japan and Korea. At one point I relocated to China with my family to work as the product development manager for Saga Musical Instruments. I, as well as a couple members of The Northfield Workshop, developed hundreds of items for dozens of companies in dozens of countries. We contributed to the development of some fantastic instruments and learned a lot in regards to what we enjoy about instrument building as well as what we don’t. What we enjoyed was the thrill of getting it right, and getting it right together. What we didn’t like……well, let’s just say that trying to get it right thousands and thousands of times ends up undermining “getting it right”. We aspire to make the best instruments not the most."

  1. Northfield F5S USED 2014

    Northfield F5S USED 2014

    £2,695.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £77.67 per month with 10% deposit
    Save £500 on the new price, in excellent condition with a few dings see photos, fully set up and plays beautifully.

    The amazing AIRLOOM case is included, this would normally add £250.

    Northfield's F5S has been getting a fantastic reception stateside and with very good reason.

    Fantastic played-in tone with a strong and powerful chop and much, much more, strong well defined bass notes, rich and complex mids and clear trebles. The balance and projection is remarkable as is the depth of tone. Great for the aforementioned bluegrass and almost any other style.

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  2. Northfield F2S sunburst

    Northfield F2S sunburst

    £3,195.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £92.08 per month with 10% deposit
    Northfield has gained a fantastic reputation over the last few years.

    The amazing AIRLOOM case included, this would normally add £250.

    Tone-wise it is identical to the amber F2S that sold the day after it arrived so I will use the same words. "It has the beautiful rich and deep tones you would want from an oval hole mandolin and great clarity and definition (thanks in part to the Adirondack top) so you have a very full tone and great note separation making it fantastic for most styles of playing, folk, classical and old time (it even has a decent chop for the bluegrassers). It plays very easily and has plenty of volume, responding extremely well to a light touch or a heavier pick.

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  3. Northfield F5S

    Northfield F5S

    £3,195.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £92.08 per month with 10% deposit
    Northfield's F5S has been getting a fantastic reception stateside and with very good reason.

    The amazing AIRLOOM case is included, this would normally add £250.

    They are bluegrass monsters with a strong and powerful chop and much, much more, strong well defined bass notes, rich and complex mids and clear trebles. The balance and projection is remarkable as is the depth of tone. Great for the aforementioned bluegrass and almost any other style.

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  4. Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann spruce top

    Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann spruce top

    £4,795.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £138.19 per month with 10% deposit
    Big Mon with Engelmann Spruce top, violin varnish neck, engraved Bill James tailpiece. This one comes with the Airloom case at no extra charge - see photos - it would normally add £250.

    I sold eight Big Mon's in 2016. I have only been allocated four for 2017.

    The Northfield Big Mon has been creating quite a stir. It has a big fat tone with fantastic volume and projection. Created as the ideal bluegrass hoss (or cannon if you prefer) it has an amazing chop and great depth and richness of tone to take on pretty well any style, with great responsiveness from the lightest touch to the heaviest attack with a thick pick it is fantastic for all types of playing.

    From the Northfield website. "Our "Big Mon" Mandolin is something we created in our shop. In an effort to try and create a little more mid range and bass response, with a nice airy sound, we developed this model to have a distinct voice. Here's what we did..

    The "Big Mon" body style is just slightly different than the standard size. We've increased the width of the body, at its widest point, by 5mm. We've also adjusted the depth/width of the sides a little in a few places. Everything is in proportion to this change, so it results in a slightly larger body overall. It's not very noticeable unless you compare it directly to another standard size by lining them up back to back."

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  5. Northfield F5 S SOLD

    Northfield F5 S SOLD

    Out of stock
    So this is what all the fuss is about! Great build quality, Adirondack top, great sound and a great price!

    These beauties are LOUD and chop fantastically well for the bluegrassers but they are much much more than that with depth and character of tone, responding equally well to a heavy pick or a light touch. They are not just bluegrass monsters they can be subtle and sweet too.

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  6. Northfield Big Mon F5

    Northfield Big Mon F5

    Out of stock
    The Northfield Big Mon has been creating quite a stir. It has a big fat tone with fantastic volume and projection. Created as the ideal bluegrass hoss (or cannon if you prefer) it has great depth and richness of tone to take on pretty well any style, with great responsiveness from the lightest touch to the heaviest attack with a thick pick.

    From the Northfield website. "Our "Big Mon" Mandolin is something we created in our shop. In an effort to try and create a little more mid range and bass response, with a nice airy sound, we developed this model to have a distinct voice. Here's what we did..

    The "Big Mon" body style is just slightly different than the standard size. We've increased the width of the body, at its widest point, by 5mm. We've also adjusted the depth/width of the sides a little in a few places. Everything is in proportion to this change, so it results in a slightly larger body overall. It's not very noticeable unless you compare it directly to another standard size by lining them up back to back."

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