I'm wondering if anyone has compaired the Northfield mandolins to any other "high end" brands. I just ordered one which will arrive in 8 to 12 weeks, and after playing it I can decided if I want to buy it, but does anyone know anything about these instruments? It seems like everything I have read says that they are very cheap for their quality, and play impressively well... but how do they age? Are they too new to get an accurate answer? I've been strongly leaning towards collings because of their history and obvious quality, but should I take a gamble and go with the Northfield? Any information would be very appreciated, thanks!