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Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin

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Here is a professional quality F-Style mandolin, offered by Kentucky at a surprisingly affordable price relative to the materials used, the design excellence and the attention to detail in the construction and finish. Only the finest American spruce and maple is hand-carved and graduated for the tops and backs. Deluxe 14:1 reverse tuners, pre-war s...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Here is a professional quality F-Style mandolin, offered by Kentucky at a surprisingly affordable price relative to the materials used, the design excellence and the attention to detail in the construction and finish. Only the finest American spruce and maple is hand-carved and graduated for the tops and backs. Deluxe 14:1 reverse tuners, pre-war 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.

Features

Solid, hand-carved and graduated select red spruce top
Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved select flamed maple back and sides from Northern Michigan
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 and 29 fret extension over the body
ivoroid binding on all edges
Rosewood peghead overlay with Kentucky script and original-design Flower Pot 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, engraved tailpiece with leather insert
High-quality, silver-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate and removable buttons
Shop adjusted
Specifications
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 5/64
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
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KentuckyKM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin
 
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5.0

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By bart

from san diego, ca

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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