Northfield Mandolins has seriously upped the ante with their new carved-top, archtop guitar-style octave mandolin. These instruments are quniquely sized, with the aim of taking away some of the awkwardness inherent in the typical octave mandolin scale-length and body size. This maple-bodied octave has a deep, crisp tone that's great for vocal accompaniment and provides some added punch for melody playing. With hard case. 

Video sample produced by Northfield & shows the instrument currently for sale.


  • Carved Arched top made of alpine spruce (Engelmann or Italian Red)
  • Flat Sides and Back - Solid Mahogany or Figured 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

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