The Northfield Calhoun is inspired by flattop mandolins like the Gibson Army Navy models from around 1917 and the later Flatiron models from the 1980s. The Calhoun is made here in the US from very nice spruce and maple and while it is supposed to be an entry level mandolin, its rich tone and exceptional volume make it a great choice for discerning mandolin players looking for something from outside the bluegrass tradition. The Calhoun has no binding, purfling, or rosette, which help keep the cost down, but the build quality is top-notch and it is very playable. This version come with the optional pickguard and armrest.

stock no. 56286

ModelCalhoun Mandolin
TopItalian Spruce
Back and sidesFigured Maple
Frets to body12
Nut width1 - 3/32"
Scale length13.9"
Bridge materialBlack Walnut
Fretboard MaterialBlack Walnut
Neck materialFigured Maple
Neck profileSoft V
TunersGotoh, with black buttons
FinishNatural, with slight amber
Caseno
Serial NoFT19033