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    Default Unique Northfield A5

    Love the look of this one. Looks like an A5 Special but triple bound with a bound front and back with bound fingerboard and headstock for an extra 100 bucks. Wish I was close enough to check it out. NFI.
    https://store.dustystrings.com/p-959...-special.aspx#
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    Default Re: Unique Northfield A5

    I dig the Icelandic Brown finish too! I can't speak to this particular instrument but Dusty Strings is a great shop ��
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    Default Re: Unique Northfield A5

    I played this A5 special mandolin at Dusty Strings last week. Nice, but I much preferred the amber finished Model M they had in stock (for $1,000 less) and a REALLY nice sounding and playing NF5S done in an amber top finish w/faux tortoise shell binding... that one was superb!

    I really liked those two amber topped mandolins. The A5 Special not as much...

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    Default Re: Unique Northfield A5

    Never judge an instrument by its color, or appointments. I was at The Music Emporium a week ago when UPS pulled up with a few deliveries, which included four mandolins from Northfield. Some of the mandolins in that batch were already pre-sold. But there was a Big Mon among them that could coax paint off a wall. The top is listed as Special Engelmann Spruce. Timing is everything, in playing music and in finding great mandolins.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Default Re: Unique Northfield A5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    Timing is everything, in playing music and in finding great mandolins.
    That's a great quote!

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    Default Re: Unique Northfield A5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    Never judge an instrument by its color, or appointments.
    Agreed. I just thought it was a sharp looking mandolin and I had not seen a fully bound A5 Special before.
    Girouard Concert A5
    Trillium Mandola
    Dunwell B-1 Bouzouki
    Girouard Custom A4 (on order)
    www.singletonstreet.com

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