Kentucky Master mandolin KM-1500 SOLD

$1,959.87

Kentucky’s master model assures true professional tone and volume at a very reasonable price!

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Description

Kentucky’s master model is a masterpiece of mandolin hand construction.

A true professional, artisan level instrument is the Kentucky KM-1500. It has all of the attributes a dedicated mandolin player seeks in a fine instrument. The new master model KM-1500 from Kentucky uses the finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple combined with the whitest, most fine-grained Adirondack spruce. These solid woods are meticulously hand carved and graduated — just as were the fabled originals of the early ’20s — to achieve the finest tone quality and volume possible in a new instrument. The delicately shaded Cremona sunburst finish is as close to the originals as you will ever see. The elegantly gold-plated and engraved tuning machines and tailpiece are in perfect harmony with the understated elegance of the finish and workmanship. Perhaps the crowning touch of elegance on the new KM-1500 is the traditional Fern inlay of abalone pearl, carefully inlaid in just below the white pearl Kentucky logo .

FEATURES
  • Finest solid, handcarved and graduated Adirondack spruce top
  • Solid, flat-sawn highly-flamed handcarved and graduated Northern Michigan maple back
  • One piece, highly figured maple neck with dovetail joint at 15th fret, 29 frets total
  • Ebony extension fingerboard with pearl dot position markers
  • ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Peghead overlay features Kentucky logo and traditional fern inlay in abalone pearl
  • Vintage style, height-adjustable ebony bridge w/compensated top and small, gold-plated adjustment wheels
  • M-O-P nut
  • Highly polished nickel-silver frets
  • Gold-plated, engraved tuning machines and tailpiece
  • Hand-rubbed Cremona sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Shop adjusted

Order today. It’s a big bucket of beautiful bluegrass tone.

SPECIFICATIONS

KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin

  • Back and Side Material: Solid Flamed Maple
    Binding: Ivoroid
    Body Style: F-Model
    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 5/64
    Peghead Inlay: Abalone and M-O-P Fern-style / Logo Script
    Peghead Overlay: Black Composition
    Pickguard: Tortoise (Optional)
    Plating: Gold-plated / Logo Hand Engraved
    Scale Length: 13 7/8″ (354mm)
    Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole
    Tailpiece: 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
    Top: Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
    Top Purfling: Multi-ply W-B-W / Top and Back Inlay
    Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
    Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gotoh„¢ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Genuine Pearl Buttons

This mandolin is covered with our 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee, and we’ll deliver free in 48 states.

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