Simply put, the Artist Series mandolins are Northfield’s best yet. They feature the most responsive, acoustically tuned tone woods, utilizing our most advanced construction techniques. These mandolins are elegantly carved from the most striking materials pulled from our "stash" to produce the finest aesthetics ever found in a Northfield mandolin. The result is several dynamic variations that exhibit consistently powerful and uniquely expressive voices.
Since 2007 our team has been working on design improvements for our highest- level mandolins. We have evaluated and tested our own instruments after years of use on the road as well as extensively studied some of the most impressive modern day instruments. We have gone on field trips to play and listen to special mandolins, working with some of the finest musicians in the world. Many hours have been spent with some of the very best vintage examples peering inside them with sophisticated tools used for modeling construction and acoustical data. This research has inspired and led us to re-imagine and refine ourselves in the Artist Series.