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Our Story (and we’re stickin’ to it): In some ways, making these mandolins is about finding the way back home, for the instrument and for myself. For years I had been working with other companies making Gibson-style mandolins, based on the designs by Lloyd Loar during the 1920’s, but had never been that satisfied with the outcome. I had spent several years running back and forth from the USA to China, Japan and Korea. At one point I relocated to China with my family to work as the product development manager for Saga Musical Instruments. I, as well as a couple members of The Northfield Workshop, developed hundreds of items for dozens of companies in dozens of countries. We contributed to the development of some fantastic instruments and learned a lot in regards to what we enjoy about instrument building as well as what we don’t. What we enjoyed was the thrill of getting it right, and getting it right together. What we didn’t like……well, let’s just say that trying to get it right thousands and thousands of times ends up undermining “getting it right”. We aspire to make the best instruments not the most.

Adrian Bagale

Design and R&D, Northfield Mandolins

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The Calhoun | Northfield Mandolins

The making of Northfield's great flattop mandolin.

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Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall: “Mansinneedof” | Northfield Mandolins

A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.

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Don Stiernberg Trio: “I’m Old Fashioned” | Northfield Mandolins

The mandolin master plays a great version of the Jerome Kern classic with his trio, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.

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Sierra Hull: “Grey Owl” | Northfield Mandolins

Sierra Hull plays a fiddle tune on her Northfield octave mandolin.

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Northfield Big Mon Comparison | Northfield Mandolins

Two Big Mon mandolins, one built with Engelmann, the other with an Adirondack spruce top, played back-to-back.

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Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolin

Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his archtop guitar–inspired octave mandolin.

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John Reischman and Mike Marshall: “La Arboleda” | Northfield Mandolins

Two mandolin masters play a Puerto Rican tune that John learned from a recording of cuatro player Pedro Padilla.

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Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones” | Northfield Mandolins

The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist performs live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.

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John Reischman and Don Stiernberg: “Yardbird Suite” | Northfield Mandolins

Two mandolin masters play a great version of Charlie Parker’s classic 1946 bebop composition, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.

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Northfield Calhoun

A great-sounding US-made flattop mandolin at an affordable price.

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Northfield Mandolins

Each Northfield instrument is built with an exacting approach, with dedication and respect to the art of the premier designs of Lloyd Loar. We're here because he was and we know that.

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Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolins

Northfield’s Adrian Beagle tells the story of the company’s unique octave mandolin model. Demonstrated by Mike Marshall and Emory Lester.

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