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  • A beefed-up version of Northfield Workshop’s F5 mandolin, the NFB-F5E Big Mon features a larger body size with larger f-holes for more mids, bigger bass, and increased overall volume. This model has a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid figured Northeastern red maple back, sides, and neck. These beautiful tonewoods are complemented by an impressive hybrid finish of hand-rubbed spirit varnish with a very thin lacquer topcoat for protection.

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  • Solid Engelmann Spruce top
  • Solid Figured Northeastern Red Maple back, sides and neck
  • 2 Tone bar bracing
  • Top-quality hand-rubbed spirit varnish finish and violin varnish neck with very thin lacquer topcoat for protection
  • Traditional neck shape with a very soft "V" against the palm and comfortable C-shaped shoulders
  • 1-1/8" nut width (available with 1-3/16" nut, inquire)
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard with genuine mother-of-pearl dot position markers
  • Scalloped fingerboard extension
  • ~14” scale length
  • Traditionally shaped ebony bridge, hand-shaped to match the compound radius of the fingerboard and hand-fit to each mandolin
  • Ivoroid binding on the body, fingerboard and peghead
  • Premium Schaller reverse-style tuners
  • Bound tortoise pickguard
  • Genuine mother of pearl peghead inlay and logo design
  • Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece (as of late 2020)
  • Handmade by experienced, skilled craftsmen in a small, employee-owned workshop in Asia; carefully inspected and set-up in the USA
  • Hardshell case included

Northfield Workshop NFB-F5E Master Model "Big Mon" Mandolin, Engelmann Top

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Limited Warranty Included

SKU: NF5M-BM1

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$4,995 USD
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$4,995 USD

A beefed-up version of Northfield Workshop’s F5 mandolin, the NFB-F5E Big Mon features a larger body size with larger f-holes for more mids, bigger bass, and increased overall volume. This model has a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid figured Northeastern red maple back, sides, and neck. These beautiful tonewoods are complemented by an impressive hybrid finish of hand-rubbed spirit varnish with a very thin lacquer topcoat for protection.

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  • Solid Engelmann Spruce top
  • Solid Figured Northeastern Red Maple back, sides and neck
  • 2 Tone bar bracing
  • Top-quality hand-rubbed spirit varnish finish and violin varnish neck with very thin lacquer topcoat for protection
  • Traditional neck shape with a very soft "V" against the palm and comfortable C-shaped shoulders
  • 1-1/8" nut width (available with 1-3/16" nut, inquire)
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard with genuine mother-of-pearl dot position markers
  • Scalloped fingerboard extension
  • ~14” scale length
  • Traditionally shaped ebony bridge, hand-shaped to match the compound radius of the fingerboard and hand-fit to each mandolin
  • Ivoroid binding on the body, fingerboard and peghead
  • Premium Schaller reverse-style tuners
  • Bound tortoise pickguard
  • Genuine mother of pearl peghead inlay and logo design
  • Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece (as of late 2020)
  • Handmade by experienced, skilled craftsmen in a small, employee-owned workshop in Asia; carefully inspected and set-up in the USA
  • Hardshell case included