Kentucky Artist A-Model Mandolin Model KM-500 In Vintage Sunburst Finish

$795.00 $573.00

For over 40 years, Kentucky Mandolins have been the choice of musicians who seek the finest mandolins at all price levels. The current product design team at Kentucky has over 150 years combined experience in developing and refining Kentucky Mandolins. Every new model we offer goes through an extensive process of R&D to determine which wood, construction and dimensional elements will best serve its intended use and every Kentucky Mandolin is designed to have a playability and feel that is equal to its looks and tone. With a fully carved spruce top, maple back and sides and a rich nitrocellulose lacquer finish, these instruments produce the rich woody tone that is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears. It’s for these reasons that the new Kentucky KM-500 compares in terms of tone and playability to any A-model mandolin available today!

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Solid carved Sitka spruce top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
Solid carved maple back and sides for extra punch
Slim maple neck for smooth and easy action
Radiused premium ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
High-gloss lacquer sunburst finish for vintage beauty and appeal
Recommended cases: C-1521, TL-45

Back and Side Material: Solid Flamed Maple
Binding: Ivoroid
Body Style: A-Model
Bridge Material: Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding: White ABS
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: 22
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1 1/8″
Peghead Inlay: Mountain Rose peghead inlay in red pearl, abalone and mother-of-pearl with Kentucky logo in pearl
Peghead Overlay: Black ABS
Pickguard: None
Plating: Gold-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale Length: 13 7/8″ (354mm)
Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece: 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top: Select Solid Spruce
Top Purfling: Multi-ply W-B-W / Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines: Standard Gotoh» 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons

Weight 5 lbs
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