Kentucky KM-1050 Master model mandolin and case

$1,849.00 $1,676.95

One of the renowned Kentucky mandolins of the 1000 series. Hand made using the best woods available.

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There is a lot to love about

this new (and hard to come by) mandolin by Kentucky.

And it goes deeper than just the all solid construction of Adirondak spruce top and Michigan maple back, sides and neck! Mandolin players, especially those proficient in playing other fretted instruments with wider string spacing will appreciate the new KM-1050. At first glance, this new master-level mandolin shares similar specifications to the popular KM-1000, but closer study will reveal a few more player-friendly features that were first pioneered by Saga and Kentucky mandolins in the late 1970’s. This was a result of  their collaborations with the best mandolin players of the day. These features include an ebony fingerboard with a compound radius, a wider nut and saddle for more comfortable string spacing, frets that are taller and wider than those found on vintage instruments, and a skillfully scooped fingerboard extension with inlaid nickel-silver fret markers to retain a traditional look. All combine to make for a mandolin with a playability that is unmatched. Like other Master Model Kentucky Mandolins, the body of the KM-1050 features a hand-carved and graduated Adirondack spruce top, and a back, sides and slim comfortable neck made of select Northern maple to assure the best tone possible. it will be hard to find a better F-model mandolin on the market today that represents the quality and value of America’s new Favorite…the KM-1050!

  • Solid handcarved Adirondack spruce top provides you with superior note clarity and volume to spare
  • Solid carved flamed Michigan maple back and sides ensure extra punch
  • Slim flamed maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Radiused premium ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • High-gloss lacquer finish in vintage sunburst imparts authentic beauty and luster
  • Included case: CD-1520

You’ll know you have a professional level instrument the first time you play it. Here are the specs:

Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style F-Style
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Finish Sunburst High-gloss Lacquer
Neck / Body Joint Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Maple
Note Accepts Loop-end Strings Only
Number of Frets Clear 15
Number of Frets Total 29
Nut Material M-O-P
Nut Width 1 1/8″
Peghead Inlay Abalone and Pearl Flowerpot-style / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard None
Plating Silver-plated / Pattern and Logo Panagraph Engraved
Scale Length 13 7/8″ (354mm)
Sound Hole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W / Side Inlay
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Deluxe Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons

CD-1530 case is the top pro case plywood core- fully padded- crushed green velvet lining- tough pebbled tolex outer cover- and quality gold plated latches. 

Suggested retail for this mandolin with case is $2,611.96 But you won’t pay that at Beyond Guitars!

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 32 × 19 × 8 in


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