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Kentucky KM-270 Artist A-Model Mandolin

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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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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$495.00
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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, 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 instru...  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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • 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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$495.00
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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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