Kentucky Master F-Model Mandolin KM-1050 In Traditional 1920’S Sunburst

$2,495.00 $1,797.00

Mandolin players, especially those proficient in playing other fretted instruments with wider string spacing will appreciate the new KM-1050! At first glance, this new master-level mandolin shares similar specifications to the popular KM-1000, but looking more closely you will discover a few more player-friendly features first pioneered by Saga and Kentucky mandolins in the late 1970’s as a result of collaborations with the best mandolin players of the day. These features include an ebony fingerboard with a compound radius, a wider nut and saddle for more comfortable string spacing, frets that are taller and wider than those found on vintage instruments, and a skillfully scooped fingerboard extension with inlaid nickel-silver fret markers to retain a traditional look. All combine to make for a mandolin with a playability that is unmatched. Like other Master Model Kentucky Mandolins, the body of the KM-1050 features a hand-carved and graduated Adirondack spruce top, and a back, sides and slim comfortable neck made of select Northern maple to assure the best tone possible. it will be hard to find a better F-model mandolin on the market today that represents the quality and value of America’s new Favorite…the KM-1050!

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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

Radiused 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-Style

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 1/8″

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)

Sound Hole 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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