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Kentucky KM-270 Artist A-Model Mandolin Vintage Sunburst

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Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, uniq... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-10-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice, and relative affordability made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles. To this day, vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world.

Now, anyone can afford to own this legendary mandolin design in a Kentucky KM-270 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole! Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tone woods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments. So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of old and the new -priced so that is affordable to all players.

Features
  • Solid, handcarved and graduated spruce top
  • Solid, handcarved and graduated maple back and sides
  • Authentic, vintage 1920s-style body design
  • Traditional oval soundhole
  • One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 14th fret
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot position markers
  • Fingerboard bound in white ABS
  • Vintage-correct raised pickguard of laminated black/white/black ABS with beveled edge and vintage-style attachment hardware
  • Snakehead rosewood peghead with rosewood overlay depicting a vintage Wreath design and Kentucky logo script in white pearl
  • Vintage-style, adjustable rosewood bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw black truss rod cover
  • Bone nut
  • 13 7/8-inch scale length
  • 22 highly-polished nickel silver frets
  • Nickel-plated tailpiece and coverplate with Kentucky script and leather insert
  • High-quality tuning machines with accurate 18:1 gear ratio and plastic buttons
  • High-gloss nitrocellulose vintage sunburst finish
  • Shop-adjusted
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Back and Side Material: Solid Maple
    Binding: Ivoroid
    Body Style: A-Model
    Bridge Material: Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
    Fingerboard Binding: White ABS
    Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots
    Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
    Finish: High-gloss Traditional Sunburst Nitrocellulose
    Neck / Body Joint: Dovetail
    Neck Material: One-piece Maple
    Number of Frets Clear: 14
    Number of Frets Total: 22
    Nut Material: Bone
    Nut Width: 1 1/8"
    Peghead Inlay: Vintage Wreath white pearl and pearl Kentucky script
    Peghead Overlay: Snakehead Rosewood
    Pickguard: Black/White/Black ABS with beveled edge
    Plating: Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
    Scale
    Length: 13 7/8" (352.40mm)
    Sound Hole Shape: Traditional Oval
    Tailpiece: Nickel-plated with coverplate and leather insert
    Top: Solid Spruce
    Top Purfling: None
    Truss Rod: Traditional 2-screw black ABS
    Tuning Machines: High-quality tuning machines with white buttons
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