Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • Northfield F2S sunburst.

    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.


    Northfield mandolins, click here.



  • Pava A5 sunburst satin.

    This beauty has absolutely incredible tone! Its one of the best sounding mandolins I've ever played. It has remarkable volume and achieves that rare feat of having fantastic depth and resonance at the same time as clarity and cut (bluegrass players please note, the chop is outstanding).

    No question here of what styles of playing it is suitable for, it will do everything from quiet and gentle to loud and aggressive.


    Pava mandolins, click here.



  • Old Wave Mandola.

    Musser Colorado Engelmann spruce top (1997) with red spruce x bracing, orcas island tonewoods (2002) curly maple sides/ neck/ 2pc back, 16" scale,  16"radius macassar ebony fretboard, bridge, and peghead veneer ivoroid binding, abalone position dots, rosette. and wave inlay, 1 5/16" bison bone nut, Grover tuners, cremonesque lacquer finish over fresh shellac sealer, D'Addario J72 strings, Ameritage custom hardshell case.

    Lots of that fantastic deep and luscious tone, with deep bases, rich mids and clear trebles.

    Old Wave mandolins, click here.



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