Kentucky mandolins KM-151 gloss black A-style mandolin


America’s favorite mandolin in the rare and stunning black gloss finish!

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Kentucky mandolins are some of the best mandolins available today. Yet we still found a way to improve on it! We have added a high grade Boulder Alpine gig bag!

The Kentucky brand offers a great variety of styles to suit any player. The KM-151 is a relatively rare model, its features mirror those of the KM-150 which sports a Sunburst top, the only real difference is the stunning black gloss finish on this model. 

Saga’s biggest-selling A-models have rightfully earned the title America’s favorite mandolin! These mandolins offer a value so extraordinary as to make them runaway bestsellers. Priced within the reach of any budget-conscious musician, these traditionally designed A-models offer a big, sweet tone and fast, easy playing action. Easy tuning is assured by the deluxe tuning machines and accurately placed frets. Other features include an elevated, 20-fret fingerboard, which frees up the top for maximum vibration. The neck angle allows the use of a higher, adjustable bridge in the correct vintage-style. The result is a sweet, powerful tone with volume to spare. These superb mandolins are suitable for every musician—from the aspiring student to the working professional. Kentucky mandolins offer a host of professional features at really affordable prices! Our basic model, the KM-140 features a solid spruce top for maximum volume. A new model is the KM-151— its lustrous high-gloss black finish is all class and showmanship!

  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid maple back and sides
  • Multi-ply top binding
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with M-O-P dot inlays
  • One piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at 12th fret
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Classic M-O-P Kentucky script inlay and dot markers
  • Deluxe tuning machines
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Traditional high-gloss nitrocellulose black lacquer finish
  • Shop adjusted
Back and Side Material Solid Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style A-Model
Bridge Material Polished Indian Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Finish Black High-gloss Lacquer
Neck / Body Joint Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Maple
Note Accepts Loop-end Strings Only
Number of Frets Clear 12
Number of Frets Total 21
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 1/8″
Peghead Inlay M-O-P Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Paint
Pickguard Black Multi-ply
Plating Nickel-plated / Logo Engraved
Scale Length 13 7/8″ (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Solid Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W / Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / White ABS Buttons

We are including a quality gig bag that’s right for this mandolin, the Boulder Alpine CB-321TN. It features a tough exterior with heavy duty zipper, reflective piping for night time safety, backpack straps, plenty of pockets and thick padding. It’s one of the best available anywhere. 

This instrument is covered by our 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee, and we’ll deliver it to you anywhere in 48 states at no charge!


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