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Northfield NFO-AT1, Archtop Octave Mandolin, Special Italian Spruce, Mahogany - NEW - SOLD



(NEW) An instrument hasn't dropped jaws around our shop quite like this in a while!  Mandolin players and guitar players alike have found themselves transfixed by the archtop octave mando from Northfield.  From the beautiful sunburst finish to the figured maple, to the perfect way that it feels in your hands and balances in your grip... this instrument is just impeccably designed, it satisfies completely.  Trust us, when you play one, you'll know.

This mahogany body is the first we've had, and we're in love with the warmth of tone.  It doesn't have the "cut" of the maple, but that might not be a bad thing, depending on your style or ensemble makeup... not like either is a bad choice!  An inspiring sonic expansion for any mandolin player.   

  • Top: Special  Italian Alpine Spruce
  • Back / Neck / Sides: Mahogany
  • Bridge / Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Tailpiece:  Nugget® designed by Mike Kemnitzer (Nickel Plated)
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Binding: Multi-ply Grained Ivoroid
  • Nut Width: 1 13/32" (36mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: Compound 12.5" at nut, 17.1" at 20th fret
  • Scale Length: 22"
  • Width at Lower Bout: 347mm (13.7”)
  • Width at Upper Bout: 257mm (10.125“)
  • Body Depth:  At Endpin: 80mm (3.15”)
    At Heel: 65mm (2.6”)
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Case: Hardshell Fiberglass

Video demo courtesy of Northfield is of a different instrument.  

Serial #AT220247
AMW Price: $4,800 (SOLD)

For more information, email or call (412) 422-0710