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    Default NMD: Northfield F2S

    OK, the actual New Mandolin Day was last Wednesday. I've been playing too much to post.

    I tend to favor oval holes over f-holes, and had been ogling Northfields for a while, so when this F2S appeared at Fiddler's Green and consequently in the Café Classifieds, I took the plunge.

    I love it. It plays easily, has a rich, complex voice, and is downright pretty besides. There's a lot of music in this one begging to be let out.

    Thanks and props to Northfield, the Café, and Fiddler's Green Music Shop!

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    Default Re: NMD: Northfield F2S

    Was that the one with the sunburst finish? Send pics if you can.

    Although I have not been to Andros, I have been to a number of the Bahamian out islands and don't recall seeing anyone playing mandolin. Are you going to bring it to some Rake and Scrape?

    Enjoy your new Mandolin!
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    Default Re: NMD: Northfield F2S

    I'm not sure what kind of burst it's called; maybe tobacco? Personally I think it looks like milk chocolate and honey. It's a lovely finish. I'll be more than happy to post photos as soon as I can take any that come close to doing it justice.

    The mandolin isn't a frequently encountered instrument in the Bahamas. In fact I probably own more of them than anyone else in the country. That doesn't take many … but it may be as close as I come currently to mandolin-related bragging rights.

    The main axe I play publicly right now is my Eastman 805, which is quite a little monster in its own right. It might be a while before I take out the Northfield in any context besides a recording session or a sparsely attended jam. However, mandolins work quite well so far for every kind of music I've played except for maybe metal.

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    Nice! Congrats, can’t wait to see pics. I grew up near Ft. Lauderdale and spent mucho time in Barharmas as my English dad used to say. A great place! Enjoy and send some warm sun...not snow out west please!
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    I've had the pleasure and they are sweet. Northfield has developed a great reputation.
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    Had the chance to Play an F2S a few years back for a few minutes. Lovely!

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    Congrats! I love the tone from oval hole mandolins. I have an Eastman and a Big Muddy.

    Enjoy!!
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    Congratulations! I have had my NF2S for about 8 months are really love it.

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    There is something very appealing about an F style oval.
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