Northfield Big Mon Mandolin


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Northfield’s homage to Bill Monroe, the” Father of Bluegrass Music.


More details about Northfield Big Mon Mandolin

The Northfield Big Mon Mandolin has been inspired by the classic Lloyd Loar model that Bill Monroe made so famous back in the 1930’s.

The legendary Gibson F-5 style mandolin that Bill played has become the heart and soul of Bluegrass music and without that powerful “rhythm chop” it can never truly be Bluegrass music. Bluegrass music aside, these mandolins will rock a mandolin players socks off.

The mandolin was to Bill Monroe what the Stratocaster was for Jimi Hendrix. they both created a new unique sound that had never been heard before.

We are happy to become the Australian dealer for these mandolins.

All Northfield mandolins can be taylored to your particular requirements a choice of timbers, bracing, sunbursts and neck widths are all available on request with a wait time of roughly six months.

For more information and demo videos just click on the link below.


  • Top: Engelmann Spruce

  • Back / Neck / Sides: Highly Figured Maple

  • Bridge / Fingerboard: Ebony

  • Tuners: Gotoh

  • Tailpiece: Nickel-Plated Engraved Gilchrist/Northfield

  • Binding: Triple-Ply Side-Bound

  • Pickguard: Bound Ebony

  • Nut Width: 1-1/8” (28mm)

  • Fingerboard Radius: 5.7” at the nut, 7.7” at the 20th fret

  • Finish: Hybrid Varnish

  • Color: Icelandic Brown

  • Strings: Northfield Medium Phosphor Bronze

  • Case: Slate Grey Airloom “Recurve”

All materials from North America, seasoned and matched in our Marshall, MI shop. Assembled and varnished in our Qingdao shop. Set up and final inspected in our Marshall, MI shop.