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    Default Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    Iíve been thinking about upgrading. I have a Loar lm-600 but I feel like itís time to start looking for something different. Itís not the worst mandolin but it does feel a little dry and choked on the lower end, almost tinny. Like it doesnít have a good oomph behind a chop like Iím looking for. Naturally Iím looking for a more budget friendly upgrade so Iíve been waiting for a used Northfield model M to show up. Spec wise and from sound clips it seems like it would be a reasonable choice. Do you have one? Do you like it? Iíve also been looking into used Gibson A9 models which seems like another bare bones mando that may give me a better sound as well.
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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    Sorry I can't give you any empirical advice, but as a fellow Pisgah owner , I can tell you almost assuredly that a Northfield M would be a major and positive step up from your Loar.

    You may get a lot of advice on the rest of this thread on different brands to purchase, but if you have your eye on that model, I see it as a can't-lose situation. You will be more than satisfied with that choice.
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    When you decide to sell your lm600 ring me up if it's a late model in A+ condition.
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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    There is one in the classifieds at the moment....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/166697#166697

    And as far as bang for the buck goes this Econo A from Silverangel is really hard to beat for a small shop American made mandolin...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/166329#166329

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    Chris Cravens

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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    Unfortunately it’s not a late model nor is it minty

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    I scooped up that Northfield. It was just so dang pretty.
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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I scooped up that Northfield. It was just so dang pretty.[/QUOTE]

    What one did you get? The one from Northfield?
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    Got it! Sigh....
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    Let us know how you like it when you get it!
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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I got the one prototype Michigan made one from the classifieds.
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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I wholeheartedly agree with Charley regarding the Silverangel... working on a budget as you are, I saved up and bought my Forever mandolin; custom made per my preferences. Truly outstanding instrument at an excellent price!

    Edit: all the posts after Charles's showed up when the page refreshed... congrats on the Northfield!
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    Default check out "Coffee and a good book" to hear a M model

    while you are waiting for delivery on your Northfield M, here's an excellent solo album that used only an early model Northfield M by Andrew Buckner. Andrew is a fellow Cafe member. Highly recommend his album.

    https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Good-B.../dp/B01N0XY0U7

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    Default Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeGarrett View Post
    I got the one prototype Michigan made one from the classifieds.
    Very happy for you!

    Post pix and a sound clip after it arrives if you can.

    Quite a step up from your Loar. Play it in good health!
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    Default Re: check out "Coffee and a good book" to hear a M model

    Thank you, Daryl! I appreciate your support!
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