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Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin Cremona Sunburst

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An artisan-level instrument, the Kentucky KM-1500 possesses all of the attributes a committed mandolin player seeks in a fine instrument. The finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple combined with the whitest, most fine-grained Adirondack spruce comprise the back and sides. These solid woods are meticulously hand carved and graduated like the sto...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $2,199.99
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Overview

An artisan-level instrument, the Kentucky KM-1500 possesses all of the attributes a committed mandolin player seeks in a fine instrument. The finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple combined with the whitest, most fine-grained Adirondack spruce comprise the back and sides. These solid woods are meticulously hand carved and graduated like the storied originals of the early '20s ” to achieve the finest tone quality and volume possible in a new instrument. The delicately shaded Cremona sunburst finish is as close to the originals as you will ever see. The elegantly gold-plated and engraved tuning machines and tailpiece are in perfect harmony with the understated elegance of the finish and workmanship. Perhaps the crowning touch of elegance on the new KM-1500 is the traditional Fern inlay of abalone pearl, carefully inlaid in just below the white pearl Kentucky logo. The single notes sing, the fretted chords ring and the muted chops sting.

Features

  • Finest solid, handcarved and graduated Adirondack spruce top
  • Solid, flat-sawn highly-flamed handcarved and graduated Northern Michigan maple back
  • One piece, highly figured maple neck with dovetail joint at 15th fret, 29 frets total
  • Ebony extension fingerboard with pearl dot position markers
  • ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Peghead overlay features Kentucky logo and traditional fern inlay in abalone pearl
  • Vintage style, height-adjustable ebony bridge w/compensated top and small, gold-plated adjustment wheels
  • M-O-P nut
  • Highly polished nickel-silver frets
  • Gold-plated, engraved tuning machines and tailpiece
  • Hand-rubbed Cremona sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Shop adjusted
  • Includes a Deluxe Superior CS-1520 case
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 M-O-P Fern-style / Logo Script
  • Peghead Overlay: Black Composition
  • Pickguard: Tortoise (Optional)
  • Plating: Gold-plated / Logo Hand 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 / Top and Back Inlay
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gotoh„¢ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Genuine Pearl Buttons
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KentuckyKM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin
 
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5.0

Wow. Incredible Mandolin.

By Dano

from Georgetown, TX

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Pros

  • Attention to Detail - Great Fit & Finish
  • Beautiful Inlay to make a Fern player jealous
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Great Tone from low to high
  • Lots of Bark

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    • My new #1 all purpose mandolin

    Comments about Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin:

    Wow. My new Kentucky KM-1500 Master F Model Mandolin is Fantastic. Honestly, I would put it up against any Gibson that I have ever heard or played and I'm sure the tone will develop even more with age. Its loud. Its woody. It has day long sustain. Chop cords bark so loud that the Banjo player will probably not stand by me anymore. Nothing is missing from it. It really has it all. This model Does have tone bars under the top but I did not find that in any descriptions I read prior to receiving it.
    Kentucky quality is absolutely Fantastic these days and my friends at Guitar Center in Round Rock, Texas helped me get this mandolin for a fantastic price.

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