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Northfield Mandolin Giveaway

By Mandolin Cafe
January 2, 2011 - 9:45 pm

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Northfield Instruments and the Mandolin Cafe are combining efforts to give away a Model NF-F5M F-Style mandolin with hard-shell case on the Mandolin Cafe web site on January 31, 2011.

Registration for an opportunity to win the instrument will commence on the Mandolin Cafe on January 10, 2011. No purchase is necessary to participate and registration is open to all visitors.

The lucky winner will also receive a Northfield Hat, a Certificate of Authenticity and signed photo from their shop, a leather strap, polishing cloth and picks.

Specs:
Premium Grade Adirondack Red Spruce
Highly Figured Red Maple Back, sides and neck
Spirit Varnish finish, hand-shaded sunburst
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
Traditional 1920s Style Ebony Bridge
Reverse geared Schaller Tuners with custom black buttons
Silver Plated Tuners and Tailpiece
Scooped Fingerboard Extension
Ebony Pickguard
Hand-inlaid mother of pearl peg-head inlay

Why give away an instrument from a builder that has been in and continues to be in very limited supply? "We wanted to start the New Year off with a gift from Northfield along with the Mandolin Cafe as our way of saying thanks for a great 2010," said Northfield's owner Adrian Bagale.

"This instrument was picked special for the Mandolin Cafe members, visitors, contributors and enthusiasts and we'll be thrilled to see some lucky individual take it home. Once in awhile it's fun to give people a chance to get something without waiting in a long line."

Northfield mandolins are owned and played by such notable artists as Adam Steffey of The Boxcars, Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart, Nick Keen of The Josh Williams Band and Clay Hess with Sierra Hull & Highway 111.

Northfield Mandolins are available for purchase exclusively through Elderly Instruments. The mandolin being given away has a suggested retail of $2,650.

Additional information:
Northfield web site

Northfield NF-F5M Giveaway Mandolin Photos

Northfield Giveaway Mandolin with case

Northfield Giveaway Mandolin

Northfield Giveaway Mandolin

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Michael Eck
January 02, 2011 09:51 PM
Yummy! I can't wait for January 10 (and then January 31).
JEStanek
January 02, 2011 10:19 PM
Oh boy! We haven't had one of these in a while. They're fun to watch.

Jamie
Rogue
January 03, 2011 12:40 AM
I can't wait...
Gerry Hastie
January 03, 2011 06:27 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmm... Lovely jubbly - a wee bit New Year excitement!
Francis J
January 03, 2011 06:43 AM
A life changer for some lucky person!
MLT
January 03, 2011 07:24 AM
Good Luck to all entrants.

Thank you Northfield and Scott for giving all of us a great start to 2011.
eadg145
January 03, 2011 10:28 AM
Wow! I'd be proud to perform with that mandolin. That's a beauty!
UnclePen
January 03, 2011 10:43 AM
I can't wait. I'm feeling lucky.
ricklmf
January 03, 2011 02:04 PM
Awesome gesture. Good luck to all!
Markus
January 03, 2011 02:55 PM
Wow, that's awesome.

As said before, that'll change someone's year if not longer.
Londy
January 03, 2011 03:34 PM
WOW, that is so sweet! I would love to own a good quality Mandolin!
Nick Royal
January 03, 2011 04:16 PM
As with others, I am waiting in line for the F5.
Nick
John Soper
January 03, 2011 07:13 PM
So where/when do we get a lottery ticket?
Jim Ferguson
January 03, 2011 07:25 PM
Boooyaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Jim MacDaniel
January 03, 2011 09:56 PM
I feel good about winning this one, since A) no one from Emeryville has ever won one of the MC giveaways, and B) I don't know anyone else from Emeryville on the MC message boards.
Lou Giordano
January 03, 2011 10:20 PM
Sign me up!
Plectrosaurus
January 03, 2011 10:32 PM
What a great giveaway Scott. Thanks. Will be waiting for the 10th to put my name in the hat for this one.
mandopixie
January 03, 2011 11:43 PM
Awesome! I was just checking these out (again) on Elderly's site. What a beauty. Yum.
craig.collas
January 04, 2011 07:06 AM
the inlay on the up side of the peghead is nice. I love little details like that.
Cheryl Watson
January 04, 2011 09:25 AM
This is one of those times where I want to get lucky! That Northfield F5 is SWEET!
Mshusn
January 04, 2011 09:51 AM
What a beautiful instrument! I think a school teacher with scroll envy would be a perfect candidate for that piece......Gorgeous!
Dragonfly
January 04, 2011 10:17 AM
This is a great idea, great instrument, great builder. Let's see who will be the lucky one.
Greetings........!
ukmando
January 04, 2011 11:00 AM
It's a super idea, can't wait!
Matt DeBlass
January 04, 2011 11:15 AM
Wow, wouldn't it be amazing if someone really deserving, for example, a financially struggling single father from Central New Jersey who could really use an instrument upgrade won such a lovely piece of craftsmanship. If only we knew somebody like that. ;)

But seriously, as much as I'm hoping I'm the lucky one (really, me, me, pick me!!!) that'll be a great start to the new year for somebody!
Markus
January 04, 2011 11:37 AM
I've had my eye on them for a few months ... wishing on their trip from MN build to Michigan they could stop by my house for a few hours of playing. I'm only 15 minutes off the interstate, after all - and as I'm home with my toddler every day, I'm available to play music at the drop of a hat.

Best of luck to everyone.
Simen Kjaersdalen
January 04, 2011 01:40 PM
Hot stuff! Me feel lucky! Me want mandolin!
stringduster
January 04, 2011 01:59 PM
If it wudn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at All. But this one's worth a shot!
Malcolm G.
January 04, 2011 02:18 PM
Fingers and toes will be crossed. Gonna be mighty hard to play - let alone drive.........
wxfloyd
January 04, 2011 03:21 PM
oh boy! count me in!
mcssmcsd
January 04, 2011 04:28 PM
I wanna play...
Scott Tichenor
January 04, 2011 04:32 PM
It's unclear but I'm guessing some of you think you're entering for a chance to win this by posting within this thread. Registration doesn't start until January 10 as stated in the news article and the registration process will be accessed from the Cafe home page. This was just an announcement that it's going to happen, but I do like the enthusiasm!
gummia
January 05, 2011 09:55 AM
Nice mando! Cross my fingers. smile
dsanchezlared
January 05, 2011 09:59 AM
Great! Let's see if I get it, though I doubt it (I'm very unlucky in that kind of give-aways :S)
Backlineman
January 05, 2011 12:06 PM
I promise in advance, after I win this beauty, (It's a forgone conclusion) I'll play it for a few days, let everyone at the Cafe know how great it plays, and then promptly re-gift it to my father, who recently gave me his 1915 Gibson F-4, and is currently without an F-Style. Seems fair to me.
Rickey Noel Mitchell
January 05, 2011 12:18 PM
If I win this beautiful Instrument, I will lock my self in a room and play for the rest of the year.
tburcham
January 05, 2011 01:20 PM
I'm feeling lucky!
Lynne Urian
January 05, 2011 01:34 PM
Hey -- I'm certainly not really worthy of such a terrific mandolin, being just a beginner -- but I'd sure like to win this!! Lynne Urian
crazymandolinist
January 05, 2011 01:50 PM
: )
journeybear
January 05, 2011 02:06 PM
Quote from Scott Tichenor: It's unclear but I'm guessing some of you think you're entering for a chance to win this by posting within this thread. Registration doesn't start until January 10 as stated in the news article and the registration process will be accessed from the Cafe home page. This was just an announcement that it's going to happen, but I do like the enthusiasm! End Quote

Clearly many people don't take the time to read a thread all the way through before posting. Then again, waving such a big carrot under their noses is going to make a lot of horses whinny!
backwoodsborn10
January 05, 2011 08:14 PM
well, reckon i never been part of an organization or group of folk any better than the people right here. thank you northfield mandolins and mandolin cafe for such generosity in these troubled times. i hope one of the ones who are always so helpful to the novice members (even though you always have to answer the same ole questions) win this. Good Luck !!
Dave Weiss
January 06, 2011 01:21 AM
Hope y'all don't get too excited, 'cuz I'm really lucky, but to hedge your chances, you could all just send me 10 bucks and I'll just buy one, leavin' that one for one of you other lucky folks. ;)
Malcolm G.
January 06, 2011 05:23 AM
Dave

Love that entrepreneurial spirit.

smile
Rickey Noel Mitchell
January 06, 2011 08:11 AM
Quote from Rickey Noel Mitchell: If I win this beautiful Instrument, I will lock my self in a room and play for the rest of the year, very generous of the good folks at Northfield. . End Quote
Also, Many thanks to the creators of this site and it's very generous and sharing members.
Happy New Year.
Steve Ostrander
January 06, 2011 08:13 AM
I would love to give that mandolin a good home. I played a Northfield at Elderly a few weeks ago and I was impressed. I want to try out one of the As.
John Kinn
January 06, 2011 12:29 PM
No reason to put your names in the hat here folks, because there are so many of us. If you refrain,I will promise to do it as well ;-)
like2fiddle
January 06, 2011 04:16 PM
I was just lamenting my 50th birthday, which happens to be coming up on January 31st; This could make it a great birthday!
woodwizard
January 06, 2011 04:51 PM
Somebody is actually going to win that beautiful mandolin ... Thanks in advance !
Gibsonman
January 06, 2011 07:15 PM
Very nice looking mandolin. Sure is good of Northfield.
Loretta Callahan
January 06, 2011 07:44 PM
Yippee!!
tcraft
January 06, 2011 08:15 PM
I hope I,am the lucky guy.Then I can stop borrowing my teacher mandolin.Marc
Ashville Picker
January 07, 2011 06:05 AM
Who makes that case? Looks like what I am looking for for my F5G; hard shell, plenty of inside padding, and most importantly, room for my stuff. Thanks.
trainmaster
January 07, 2011 11:58 AM
It's a wonderful thing!!! Good luck to all
Northfield mando
January 07, 2011 02:28 PM


Hi Ashville Picker. That's actually our case. Here at our shop we custom fit the cases with a block and padding set-up that we think protects the instrument well, and keeps everything orderly inside the provided accessory pocket. The case is a multi-ply wooden shell, covered in a rugged tolex-like covering. We've kept the size compact to make travel easy and really like the fact that it's not too heavy or overbuilt. The case also has a few different features about it that aren't usually found inside mandolin cases:

We've set it up with special blocks that can be used to suspend the instrument inside the cavity. These blocks are removable and help protect the instrument from extra shock. They also help keep the instrument from touching all of the surfaces of the interior velvet, which in warmer summer months, considering our mandolins are made with spirit varnish finish, can be a major advantage and helps to protect the instrument's finish should things heat up a bit in transit, at a festival, or after a long gig in the hot sun. As a simple touch, the pocket, removable peghead rest and neck strap have been trimmed out with some nice leather we picked up from a high-end luggage maker.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for inquiry and good luck with the giveaway! -Adrian (www.northfieldmandolins.com)
bugguts
January 08, 2011 10:43 AM
Great mandolin and certainly interested in a Northfield.

Peace, Joe
yankees1
January 08, 2011 12:42 PM
Thank you Northfield and Mandolincafe! This will make someone very happy! Not me however because the only thing I EVER won was the 1969 Army lottery ( number 52) and I went to Vietnam! But I did come back!
Ladyfingerpicker
January 08, 2011 05:43 PM
Oh my oh my oh my. Waiting eagerly for the 10th.
JFDilmando
January 10, 2011 12:35 PM
ok.. now it's the 10th.... and I don't see anywhere that you can register for this wonderful offer ... it got me to look at all the great Northfield mandolins on their site, so it's not all bad... certainly successful advert on Norhtfield's part !! but I am at a loss to see anyway to register... any help here ?
JD
Jim Garber
January 10, 2011 02:17 PM
Quote from JFDilmando: I am at a loss to see anyway to register... any help here ? End Quote

Then link it at the top of the home page.
Ed Goist
January 10, 2011 02:26 PM
You wrote: ok.. now it's the 10th.... and I don't see anywhere that you can register for this wonderful offer ... it got me to look at all the great Northfield mandolins on their site, so it's not all bad... certainly successful advert on Norhtfield's part !! but I am at a loss to see anyway to register... any help here ?
JD

John, here's the registration page: http://www.mandolincafe.com/giveaway/

Good luck.
journeybear
January 10, 2011 05:57 PM
There is a link at the top of the page. HTML is disabled in several areas, including here, the news section.
suzpman
January 10, 2011 09:51 PM
What a beautiful instrument!
MandoSquirrel
January 11, 2011 05:07 PM
Too bad it's scooped.
Ryk Loske
January 12, 2011 11:00 AM
Many thanks to Scott and Northfield!

Given the attention that Northfield has paid to the case ... one can only imagine how carefully they approached building the mandolin. I'm in ... but unlucky. Congratulations to whoever wins it.

Ryk
clm153
January 13, 2011 11:43 AM
What a beautiful mandolin. Thanks for the chance.
Tim Anderson
January 23, 2011 09:33 PM
What a nice instrument. I just started playing on an "A" Johnson MA-100. What a step up this instrument would be. I can't go a day without playing now, with the Northfield I would have to kick my wife out of the bed!
mandowood
January 24, 2011 05:34 PM
Thanks for the opportunity! What a beautiful mandolin.
Badeye01
January 25, 2011 08:51 AM
I believe we owe Northfield a big thanks !!!
bksup
January 26, 2011 05:19 PM
Hope I win !!!!!!!!!!
Fstpicker
January 26, 2011 05:39 PM
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to own a great mandolin!

Jeff
hotdiggitydog
January 28, 2011 10:23 AM
Gorgeous!! Dog pile on the Northfield!!!
Cheryl Watson
January 29, 2011 06:03 PM
Thank you, Northfield Mandolins for this giveaway! I would love to win, of course, but a preemptive congrats to the winner, whoever it may be.
300win
January 30, 2011 02:20 PM
Very nice looking mandolin, but my odds at winning anything has always been 23,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 - 1
Jim Ferguson
January 30, 2011 02:29 PM
Quote from 300win: Very nice looking mandolin, but my odds at winning anything has always been 23,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 - 1 End Quote

300win......good odds....:-).........as was marvelously stated in the movie Dumb & Dumber: "So your telling me I've still got a chance!!!"
Good luck 300win & to all entrants & a HUGE thanks to Northfield Mandolins for their generosity.
Peace,
Jim
Buckeye_Bragi
January 30, 2011 05:14 PM
Wow...what a beauty. Gods bless what ever lucky soul gets this awesome kingly gift!
jimmyz
January 30, 2011 06:55 PM
What a beautiful mandolin. Good luck to all and thanks for the contest!
300win
January 31, 2011 02:06 AM
Well, todays the day ! Somebody is gonna be happy at some point in time today !!!!
twhitemando
January 31, 2011 02:38 AM
[QUOTE]Well, todays the day ! Somebody is gonna be happy at some point in time today !!!! End Quote

Me Me Me!! I wanna be happy today!!
300win
January 31, 2011 10:14 AM
Congrats to you Dave !!!!! Glad to see a old North Carolina boy win it. Hope it gives you many years of picking pleasure. Where you at ?, I'm in the northwest piedmont, Stokes county, NC. Maybe I'll run into you somewhere down the road, we'll pick a tune.
Markus
January 31, 2011 10:25 AM
Congrats Dave, enjoy!
Gary Watkins
January 31, 2011 10:37 AM
WTG Dave!!!!
D C Blood
January 31, 2011 02:35 PM
Well, at least somebody with the right first name got it....
Dave Blood
theCOOP
January 31, 2011 04:16 PM
right first name, wrong last name :(

Cheers,
Dave.
Cheryl Watson
January 31, 2011 05:13 PM
Congrats to Dave! I hope we get to see a pic of you holding your new Northfield and maybe even get to hear/see you play it.
grassrootphilosopher
February 01, 2011 03:50 AM
Congratulations Dave. Post a soundclip/video and some pictures here.
albeham
February 01, 2011 11:11 AM
Dave , can I have your other one..since you have the new one??

AL smile

BTW Congratulations..
dave
February 01, 2011 12:50 PM
Right first name, right State, where did I go wrong? ;-)
Congratulations (Other) Dave!
fredfrank
February 01, 2011 07:30 PM
Dave's not here.
dave
February 01, 2011 07:51 PM
Quote from fredfrank: Dave's not here. End Quote

Come back Dave, all is forgiven!
Cousin Dave
February 19, 2011 06:45 PM
Other Dave from NC here...
I've posted a youtube video of the prize in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWwXI5ol5TQ&hd=1
I apologize for my long-windedness in the video and rusty playing, but hey, now I've got something to encourage me to practice more...

If the video doesn't show it well enough then let me just say, this bad boy is awesome.
JEStanek
February 19, 2011 06:54 PM
Sounds and looks great, Dave. Enjoy it, for a long time to come.

Jamie
Scott Tichenor
February 19, 2011 08:33 PM
How cool! Gee, wonder if there might be another one of these giveaway things announced in the near future???
Bill Snyder
February 19, 2011 10:35 PM
What's that literary term I am looking for here?
Oh yeah, I think it is foreshadowing.
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