Developed in conjunction with Mike Marshall, Northfield's "Artist" level mandolins represent the top of their product line ~ in woods, appointments and tonal sophistication. This "2-Bar" model, so named for its authentic, Loar-inspired bracing schematic, is engineered for a strong fundamental note pop, soaring high end, and volume to pierce through a mix. Translation? Here's the bluegrass powerhouse version of Northfield's Artist variants. Priced with deluxe Airloom hard case.