Designed with a nod to the entry level mandolins of the early 20th century and a clear understanding of the limitations often associated with them, the Calhoun is not a mandolin exclusively targeted to be inexpensive. It was created to make Northfield Mandolins more easily accessible without sacrificing a whole bunch of things that make mandolins work well. The appointments are simple but elegant with nothing hiding. The Calhoun sports the same tuners and tailpiece found on 'S series' F models, an adjustable bridge, and a two-way truss rod. In our opinion, this is one of the finest "entry level" mandolins available thanks to superior materials and workmanship compared to other offerings in the same price range.