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Northfield NFc-Ft Calhoun Mandolin New

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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.

The Gryphon Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.