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Kentucky KM-900 Master A-Model Mandolin 1920s Sunburst

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1420245514102
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In the Classic Era of American Mandolins there was a single example of a Lloyd Loar Master Model mandolin produced in the A-style. It had a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points or scroll and a ... Read More

Available 01-04-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

In the Classic Era of American Mandolins there was a single example of a Lloyd Loar Master Model mandolin produced in the A-style. It had a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points or scroll and a perfectly shaped snake-head peghead. Because only one mandolin of this type was ever produced, that original instrument has risen to mythical status. Every discriminating player and collector dreams of owning that original instrument, and with the new KM-900 it is possible to experience those same design concepts with quality wood selection and a voice that can drive a bluegrass band or complement folk and rock music.

Features
  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select spruce top
  • Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved select flamed Maple back and sides
  • One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 15th fret
  • Nitrocellulose finish in a traditional 1920's Sunburst
  • Ebony fingerboard with M-O-P dot position markers
  • ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Ebony peghead overlay with Kentucky script and Fleur du Lys inlaid in pearl
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • Perfectly shaped M-O-P nut
  • Highly polished nickel-silver frets
  • Silver-plated tail-piece with leather insert
  • High-quality, nickel-plated Gotoh tuners
  • Shop adjusted
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Back and Side Material: Solid Maple
    Binding: Ivoroid
    Body Style: A-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 5/64
    Peghead Inlay: M-O-P Fleur-de-lys / Logo Script
    Peghead Overlay: Black Composition
    Pickguard: None
    Plating: Nickel-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 Grained Ivoroid Buttons
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