Fresh in from Northfield's Qingdao workshop, we've got this Black Top version of their A5 Special mandolin. Master-grade Italian Spruce, Red Maple back and sides, and that eye-catching rich black finish come together in a competitively priced A model mandolin that holds its own against any others on the market. And much like the sunburst A5 Special, this is an instrument with plenty of power that doesn't sacrifice warmth or openness. Reach out to us today if you'd like an in-hand description! Priced with hard case.

Video features a past sunburst A5 Special.


  • Sides / Back / Neck: Carved red maple back
  • Top: Carved Italian spruce top
  • Tailpiece: Nugget® designed by Mike Kemnitzer
  • Bridge / Fingerboard Material: Arched ebony
  • Pickguard: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1 & 1/8
  • Neck Shape: V Shaped
  • Fingerboard Radius: 5.7" at the nut, 7.7" at 20th fret
  • Tuners: Gotoh tuners
  • Finish Material: Spirit Varnish Finish
  • Finish Color: Black

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