The Calhoun Mandolin
Designed with a nod to the entry level mandolins of the early 20th century and a clear understanding of the limitations often associated with them, the Calhoun is not a mandolin exclusively targeted to be inexpensive. It was created to make Northfield Mandolins more easily accessible to our growing demand among beginners and interested school programs, without sacrificing a whole bunch of things that make mandolins work well.
The appointments are simple but elegant with nothing hiding. They support the same tuners and tailpiece as found on our S series F models. The bridge is adjustable and there is a two-way truss rod. Plus, a few ways to customize them.
Top: Italian Spruce
Back, Sides, and Neck: Red Maple
Pickguard: Figured Maple (optional, for upcharge)
Bridge and Fingerboard Material: Black Walnut
Finish Material: Shellac varnish
Nut Width: 1.12 or 1 - 1/8"
Neck Profile: Soft V
Fingerboard Radius: 15.5"
Scale Length: 13.9"
Width of Body: 10"
Length of Body (w/ heel): 12 ½"
Depth of Body: 1 ¾"
Total Length: 25 ½"
Finish Color: Natural, with slight Amber
Tuners: Gotoh Tuners
Tailpiece: Cast Tailpiece
Case: Not Included (See Options)
Made in Michigan
Introductory Price From: $795