Northfield USA The Calhoun Italian Spruce/Figured Maple Flattop Mandolin
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Northfield USA The Calhoun Italian Spruce/Figured Maple Flattop Mandolin

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Designed with a nod to the entry level mandolins of the early 20th century and a clear understanding of the limitations often associated with them, the Calhoun is not a mandolin exclusively targeted to be inexpensive. It was created to make Northfield Mandolins more easily accessible to our growing demand among beginners and interested school programs, without sacrificing a whole bunch of things that make mandolins work well. The appointments are simple but elegant with nothing hiding. They sport the same tuners and tailpiece as found on our S series F models. The bridge is adjustable and there is a two-way truss rod. 

  • Top - Italian Spruce
  • Back, Sides, and Neck - Figured Maple
  • Pickguard - Michigan Koa
  • Bridge and Fingerboard Material - Black Walnut
  • Finish Material - Spirit Varnish
  • Nut Width - 1 - 3/32" (28mm)
  • Neck Profile - Soft V
  • Fingerboard Radius - 15.5" (394mm)
  • Scale Length - 13.9" (353mm)
  • Width of Body - 10" (254mm)
  • Length of Body (w/ heel) - 12.5" (318mm)
  • Depth of Body - 1.7" (43mm)
  • Total Length - 25.5" (648mm)
  • Finish Color - Natural, with slight amber
  • Tuners - Gotoh, with black buttons
  • Tailpiece - Cast Tailpiece
  • Made in Michigan


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