Recent (2015) Northfield NFA-52VA just arrived. Beautiful sunburst, relatively light player wear, and a sound to rival anything else in its class. With creative input from multimusical virtuoso Mike Marshall, the Northfield Artist mandolins are produced in limited numbers and feature unique bracing patterns to maximize the sonic potential of each given set of wood. This particular instrument is a two-bar example, which Northfield describes as voiced for a strong fundamental note, power, particularly on the treble side, with a focused projection. With hardshell case.