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    Default nice comparison of two NF Big Mons-englemann vs Red spruce tops

    I have watched Derek play before, he has a smooth, clear, precise touch. Nice mandolins both, a person would be quite happy with either I think

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    Wow that red spruce really pops!!
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    Wow that Englemann is really mellifluous!!
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    I really like the red spruce....but both sound great
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    Really nice comparison. Would be hard to decide which I'd want. Both sound really good.
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    There is a sweetness to the Englemann but the cut is with the Red Spruce. Depends on what kind of music you are playing.

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    The red spruce just had more power, depth and character. That’d be an easy decision for me.
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    FWIW
    I have a MT2-V with a red spruce top. It is 11 yrs old and I picked it up used.
    It still has the drive and pop of the Northfield with Red Spruce, but now it also has developed a warm rich complexity that is so wonderful. After having this instrument I would likely always look for a Red Spruce topped mandolin if ever I was to buy another.
    Regarding the Northfield Big Mon with Redspruce? I too favor this over englemann. It just appeals to my ear more.
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