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A5 Special

High grade Italian Spruce, Premium Maple, and spirit varnish on a stripped down A.


A5 Special

A unique instrument and a blend of a few Northfield designs. This A5 borrows from our very popular Model M and Artist Series Mandolins to create a powerful response in an elegantly appointed instrument.

This mandolin has a handful of unique features that set it apart from Northfield's Standard Series including a master grade Italian spruce top, premium maple back, sides, and neck, spirit varnish finish, and Nugget tailpiece.

Standard Specs

  • Sides / Back / Neck: Premium carved figured maple

  • Top: Master grade Italian spruce

  • Inlay Material: Mother of Pearl

  • Nut Material / Width: Bone / 1.125” (28.6mm)

  • Tuners: Gotoh with black buttons

  • Fingerboard Material / Radius: Ebony / 5.7" (145mm) at nut, 7.7" (196mm) at 20th fret

  • Bridge Material: Ebony

  • Binding: Single-ply brown tortoise, top-bound only

  • Pickguard: Abbreviated brown tortoise

  • Tailpiece: Nugget® designed by Mike Kemnitzer

  • Finish Material: Spirit varnish

  • Finish Color: Sunburst

  • Strings: Custom Gauged Daddario EXP (.011 .016 .026 .040)

  • Case: Slate Grey Airloom "Recurve"

Price: $3,500

The power of the A.