Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin

(Cremona Sunburst)  Sku #J19365000001000

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As close as you can get to a 100-year-old mandolin.

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.

  • 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

Order today. It's a big bucket of beautiful bluegrass tone.


KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin 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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