Kentucky Master F-Model Mandolin KM-1000 In Traditional 1920’S Sunburst

$2,295.00 $1,653.00

The KM-1000 Kentucky Master Model Mandolin was introduced in the late 1970s in response to players’ and collectors’ requests for a mandolin that duplicated the best vintage instruments in every point of tone, appearance and finish. Kentucky Master Models are again being constructed to the same standard of quality. Only the finest American spruce and maple is hand-carved and graduated for the tops and backs. Deluxe 14:1 reverse tuners, prewar style ebony bridge and side-striped w/b/w ivoroid body binding all reek vintage. Take a trip back to the early 20s on the Kentucky time machine…it is surprisingly affordable.

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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
Premium ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
High-gloss lacquer finish in vintage sunburst imparts authentic beauty and luster
Recommended cases: CD-1520, TL-45

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 5/64î
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)
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 / Side Inlay
Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gotoh» 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons

Weight 5 lbs
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