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Northfield Octave Mandolin Archtop Octave Mandolin Mahogany

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Another surprise hit from Northfield, this carved-top octave mandolin looks a lot like a small Martin archtop guitar from the 1930s in that it combines a typical flattop guitar's flat back with the fully carved spruce top of an archtop guitar. (OK, the back is slightly arched by the braces, just as on flattop guitars) An added advantage to this guitar-like design is the playability, as unlike most octave mandolins this one sits comfortably in your lap without the neck-heavy imbalance that plagues most mandolin-shaped octave mandos. The 22 inch scale also makes this an easier transition to mandolin tuning for guitar players (but an octave lower of course) . Wonderful gutsy tone, and for any mandolin ensemble a welcome balance to those piercing trebles.

$4,500.00

MODEL: ARCHTOP OCTAVE MANDOLIN MAHOGANY
TOP: ITALIAN RED SPRUCE
BACK AND SIDES: SOLID MAHOGANY
FRETS TO BODY: 14
NUT WIDTH: 1.40" BONE
SCALE LENGTH: 22"
BRIDGE SPACING: 1.84”
BRIDGE MATERIAL: EBONY
FRETBOARD MATERIAL: EBONY
NECK MATERIAL: SOLID MAHOGANY
BRACING: TONE BAR
TOTAL FRETS: 19
TUNERS: GOTOH
FINISH: SHELLAC
CASE: ORIG. HARD
SERIAL NO: AT190138
BINDING: GRAINED IVOROID

The Gryphone Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.