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Jan-02-2011, 10:41pm
The Mandolin Cafe has posted news:
Northfield Mandolin Giveaway
http://www.mandolincafe.com/news/publish/mandolins_001304.shtml

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

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Michael Eck
Jan-02-2011, 10:51pm
Yummy! I can't wait for January 10 (and then January 31).

JEStanek
Jan-02-2011, 11:19pm
Oh boy! We haven't had one of these in a while. They're fun to watch.

Jamie

Rogue
Jan-03-2011, 1:40am
I can't wait...

Gerry Hastie
Jan-03-2011, 7:27am
Mmmmmmmmmmmm... Lovely jubbly - a wee bit New Year excitement!

Francis J
Jan-03-2011, 7:43am
A life changer for some lucky person!

MLT
Jan-03-2011, 8:24am
Good Luck to all entrants.

Thank you Northfield and Scott for giving all of us a great start to 2011.

eadg145
Jan-03-2011, 11:28am
Wow! I'd be proud to perform with that mandolin. That's a beauty!

UnclePen
Jan-03-2011, 11:43am
I can't wait. I'm feeling lucky.

ricklmf
Jan-03-2011, 3:04pm
Awesome gesture. Good luck to all!

Markus
Jan-03-2011, 3:55pm
Wow, that's awesome.

As said before, that'll change someone's year if not longer.

Londy
Jan-03-2011, 4:34pm
WOW, that is so sweet! I would love to own a good quality Mandolin!

Nick Royal
Jan-03-2011, 5:16pm
As with others, I am waiting in line for the F5.
Nick

John Soper
Jan-03-2011, 8:13pm
So where/when do we get a lottery ticket?

Jim Ferguson
Jan-03-2011, 8:25pm
Boooyaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Jim MacDaniel
Jan-03-2011, 10:56pm
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
Jan-03-2011, 11:20pm
Sign me up!

Plectrosaurus
Jan-03-2011, 11:32pm
What a great giveaway Scott. Thanks. Will be waiting for the 10th to put my name in the hat for this one.

Paul Statman
Jan-04-2011, 12:43am
Awesome! I was just checking these out (again) on Elderly's site. What a beauty. Yum.

craig.collas
Jan-04-2011, 8:06am
the inlay on the up side of the peghead is nice. I love little details like that.

Cheryl Watson
Jan-04-2011, 10:25am
This is one of those times where I want to get lucky! That Northfield F5 is SWEET!

Mshusn
Jan-04-2011, 10:51am
What a beautiful instrument! I think a school teacher with scroll envy would be a perfect candidate for that piece......Gorgeous!

Dragonfly
Jan-04-2011, 11:17am
This is a great idea, great instrument, great builder. Let's see who will be the lucky one.
Greetings........!

ukmando
Jan-04-2011, 12:00pm
It's a super idea, can't wait!

Matt DeBlass
Jan-04-2011, 12:15pm
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
Jan-04-2011, 12:37pm
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
Jan-04-2011, 2:40pm
Hot stuff! Me feel lucky! Me want mandolin!

stringduster
Jan-04-2011, 2:59pm
If it wudn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at All. But this one's worth a shot!

Malcolm G.
Jan-04-2011, 3:18pm
Fingers and toes will be crossed. Gonna be mighty hard to play - let alone drive.........

wxfloyd
Jan-04-2011, 4:21pm
oh boy! count me in!

mcssmcsd
Jan-04-2011, 5:28pm
I wanna play...

Scott Tichenor
Jan-04-2011, 5:32pm
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
Jan-05-2011, 10:55am
Nice mando! Cross my fingers. :)

dsanchezlared
Jan-05-2011, 10:59am
Great! Let's see if I get it, though I doubt it (I'm very unlucky in that kind of give-aways :S)

Backlineman
Jan-05-2011, 1:06pm
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
Jan-05-2011, 1:18pm
If I win this beautiful Instrument, I will lock my self in a room and play for the rest of the year.

tburcham
Jan-05-2011, 2:20pm
I'm feeling lucky!

Lynne Urian
Jan-05-2011, 2:34pm
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
Jan-05-2011, 2:50pm
: )

journeybear
Jan-05-2011, 3:06pm
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!

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
Jan-05-2011, 9:14pm
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
Jan-06-2011, 2:21am
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.
Jan-06-2011, 6:23am
Dave

Love that entrepreneurial spirit.

:)

Rickey Noel Mitchell
Jan-06-2011, 9:11am
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. .
Also, Many thanks to the creators of this site and it's very generous and sharing members.
Happy New Year.

Steve Ostrander
Jan-06-2011, 9:13am
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
Jan-06-2011, 1:29pm
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
Jan-06-2011, 5:16pm
I was just lamenting my 50th birthday, which happens to be coming up on January 31st; This could make it a great birthday!

woodwizard
Jan-06-2011, 5:51pm
Somebody is actually going to win that beautiful mandolin ... Thanks in advance !

Gibsonman
Jan-06-2011, 8:15pm
Very nice looking mandolin. Sure is good of Northfield.

Loretta Callahan
Jan-06-2011, 8:44pm
Yippee!!

tcraft
Jan-06-2011, 9:15pm
I hope I,am the lucky guy.Then I can stop borrowing my teacher mandolin.Marc

Ashville Picker
Jan-07-2011, 7:05am
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
Jan-07-2011, 12:58pm
It's a wonderful thing!!! Good luck to all

Northfield mando
Jan-07-2011, 3:28pm
6692166920

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
Jan-08-2011, 11:43am
Great mandolin and certainly interested in a Northfield.

Peace, Joe

yankees1
Jan-08-2011, 1:42pm
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
Jan-08-2011, 6:43pm
Oh my oh my oh my. Waiting eagerly for the 10th.

JFDilmando
Jan-10-2011, 1:35pm
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
Jan-10-2011, 3:17pm
I am at a loss to see anyway to register... any help here ?

Then link it at the top of the home page.

Ed Goist
Jan-10-2011, 3:26pm
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
Jan-10-2011, 6:57pm
There is a link at the top of the page. HTML is disabled in several areas, including here, the news section.

suzpman
Jan-10-2011, 10:51pm
What a beautiful instrument!

MandoSquirrel
Jan-11-2011, 6:07pm
Too bad it's scooped.

Ryk Loske
Jan-12-2011, 12:00pm
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
Jan-13-2011, 12:43pm
What a beautiful mandolin. Thanks for the chance.

Tim Anderson
Jan-23-2011, 10:33pm
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
Jan-24-2011, 6:34pm
Thanks for the opportunity! What a beautiful mandolin.

Badeye01
Jan-25-2011, 9:51am
I believe we owe Northfield a big thanks !!!

bksup
Jan-26-2011, 6:19pm
Hope I win !!!!!!!!!!

Fstpicker
Jan-26-2011, 6:39pm
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to own a great mandolin!

Jeff

hotdiggitydog
Jan-28-2011, 11:23am
Gorgeous!! Dog pile on the Northfield!!!

Cheryl Watson
Jan-29-2011, 7:03pm
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
Jan-30-2011, 3:20pm
Very nice looking mandolin, but my odds at winning anything has always been 23,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 - 1

Jim Ferguson
Jan-30-2011, 3:29pm
Very nice looking mandolin, but my odds at winning anything has always been 23,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 - 1

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
Jan-30-2011, 6:14pm
Wow...what a beauty. Gods bless what ever lucky soul gets this awesome kingly gift!

jimmyz
Jan-30-2011, 7:55pm
What a beautiful mandolin. Good luck to all and thanks for the contest!

300win
Jan-31-2011, 3:06am
Well, todays the day ! Somebody is gonna be happy at some point in time today !!!!

twhitemando
Jan-31-2011, 3:38am
Well, todays the day ! Somebody is gonna be happy at some point in time today !!!!

Me Me Me!! I wanna be happy today!!

300win
Jan-31-2011, 11:14am
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
Jan-31-2011, 11:25am
Congrats Dave, enjoy!

Gary Watkins
Jan-31-2011, 11:37am
WTG Dave!!!!

D C Blood
Jan-31-2011, 3:35pm
Well, at least somebody with the right first name got it....
Dave Blood

theCOOP
Jan-31-2011, 5:16pm
right first name, wrong last name :(

Cheers,
Dave.

Cheryl Watson
Jan-31-2011, 6:13pm
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
Feb-01-2011, 4:50am
Congratulations Dave. Post a soundclip/video and some pictures here.

albeham
Feb-01-2011, 12:11pm
Dave , can I have your other one..since you have the new one??

AL :)

BTW Congratulations..

dave
Feb-01-2011, 1:50pm
Right first name, right State, where did I go wrong? ;-)
Congratulations (Other) Dave!

fredfrank
Feb-01-2011, 8:30pm
Dave's not here.

dave
Feb-01-2011, 8:51pm
Dave's not here.

Come back Dave, all is forgiven!

Cousin Dave
Feb-19-2011, 7:45pm
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
Feb-19-2011, 7:54pm
Sounds and looks great, Dave. Enjoy it, for a long time to come.

Jamie

Scott Tichenor
Feb-19-2011, 9:33pm
How cool! Gee, wonder if there might be another one of these giveaway things announced in the near future???

Bill Snyder
Feb-19-2011, 11:35pm
What's that literary term I am looking for here?
Oh yeah, I think it is foreshadowing.