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Northfield Octave Mandolin – Maple


In creating the Northfield Octave mandolin, they’ve pulled together a variety of specs and influences to create something with a unique voice and aesthetic. Northfield found inspiration in vintage archtop and tenor guitars.

The ergonomics and size of the instrument needed to be considered carefully to not only ensure incredible sound, but also be comfortable for a mandolin player—this was often overlooked when it came to guitar bodied octave mandolins. The scale length and fretting hand stretch is always a consideration with octave mandolins, but equally important for comfortable playing is how the right arm reaches around the body of the instrument. The dimensions and flat back of our octave mandolin body yield something quite different than what is found on the market today.

Finance for $181.12 a Month (36 Months)

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  • Carved Arched top made of alpine spruce (Engelmann or Italian Red)
  • Flat Sides and Back – Solid Maple
  • Neck Material: Mahogany or Figured maple on based on model
  • Scale Length: 559mm (22″)
  • Tone Bar braced
  • Nut width: 35.50mm (1.40”)
  • String Spacing @ bridge: 46.70mm (1.84”)
  • Body length: 445mm
  • Body Width at lower bout: 347mm (13.7”)
  • Body Width at upper bout: 257mm (10.125 “)
  • Taper of the Body – Depth @ Endpin: 80mm (3.15”) @ Heel: 65mm (2.6”)
  • Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Machined brass “Nugget” Tailpiece
  • String Gauges: .049 .034 .022 .013 (inches)
  • Nut: Bone
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Tuners: Schaller or Gotoh (depending on availability)
  • Finish: Shellac
  • Logo: Mother of pearl
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid