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    Default Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    Decided to upgrade from my Kentucky KM750, and now I wait until the Northfield Dealer gets an ordered Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce) in stock. I like the anticipation.

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    There was one at The Music Emporium.

    https://themusicemporium.com/product...mon-w-wide-nut

    Mine is a few serial numbers away from it. It was impossible not to leave the store with it.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    It's worth the wait! I love mine
    2020 Big Mon
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    And a few electrics

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    Default Re: Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    There was one at The Music Emporium.

    https://themusicemporium.com/product...mon-w-wide-nut

    Mine is a few serial numbers away from it. It was impossible not to leave the store with it.

    If it was red spruce instead of Engleman it would be in Southwest Louisiana.

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    I started mandolin about three years ago. So I don't call myself a real player. But I really enjoy it. I have my forth mandolin now. Moved up to a Northfield Big Mon in March. I love it. And my buddies that can pick say it a great mandolin. Mine is a wide nut, but Engleman. I was undecided on Red Spruce or Engleman. But I' happy with this one. I think you will love it. Hard to put down when you pick it up. EE

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    Great positive reviews and the price is reasonable. I have owned expensive instruments such as a Custom D45, 2 D28 Authentics and 3 Custom Heritage Super Eagles and have found that the mega extras bucks do not make be better plus I don't want to "hurt" it. I now own a high end Takamine Dreadnaught and an Ibanez semi hollow that work 95% as well. Subtract 50% for my playing skills and what do you have? Playing at Chinese New Year at my families restaurants is all I can muster at 75.

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    The tops on the recent engleman-topped Big Mons are from a special stash of wood. I have to say, they are quite impressive sounding. I have played at least a half dozen Big Mons and I thought they were good, but these are "stupid good". Gate-crashing at a jam good. Holds its own against an accordion and a loud fiddle good.

    It's good.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Default Re: Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    That's high praise coming from you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Donahue View Post
    That's high praise coming from you!
    My bandmates are quite impressed too.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Tell me more about this special stash of wood :-). I just bought a recent build, so you've piqued my interest!

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    I’d rather have the Engleman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joh View Post
    Tell me more about this special stash of wood :-). I just bought a recent build, so you've piqued my interest!
    Your paperwork would indicate that the top was from this stash. It is really kind of interesting, because it’s got a lot of volume. I’m wondering if it’s stiffer, because it doesn’t have the same soft sound that you generally get from engelman.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Good Englemann in the right builder’s hands makes one helluva mandolin!

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    Peter, did you get your new Big Mon?
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: Waiting for a Northfield Big Mon (Wide Nut/Red Spruce)

    Really coveting the Big Mon, but I "settled" for a Model M due to price ("settled" in quotes because the M is still a really fine instrument). Would love to hear about your experience when it arrives!

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