Kentucky Artist A-Model Mandolin Model KM-505 In Amberburst Finish

$795.00 $573.00

The master luthiers at Kentucky Mandolins have given our top-selling KM-505 a total revisionÑadding more tone, volume, style and VALUE! The slim, comfortably-shaped neck of figured maple has the feel of a fine, vintage instrument and the ebony fretboard has a modern extension and with 22 smooth, low nickel-silver frets. On the peghead, white and exotic red mother-of-pearl are set in a gleaming, black overlay for a stunning effect. The solid spruce top and flamed maple back and sides are hand-carved and graduated with elegant, black and white purfling on top and bottom edges. A lovely amberburst lacquer finish covers the entire instrument and all metal parts are gold-plated. The exclusive Saga black and white layered pickguard is a vintage touch that is both practical and elegant. The tone and volume of this magnificent instrument are tops in its class and rival boutique mandolins at three times the price. This new KM-505 is a truly professional mandolin that any serious player can easily afford!

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Solid carved Sitka spruce top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
Solid carved flamed maple back and sides for extra punch
Slim maple neck for comfortable, easy action
Radiused premium ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
High-gloss lacquer amberburst 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: Amberburst 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 1/8î
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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