Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-Model Mandolin

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A-style mandolin with F-holes, amber finish.

In 1922, mandolin designs began to change, as did the musical tastes of the time. The greatest Acoustic Engineer of the day began to develop designs that incorporated F-shaped sound holes instead of the Oval-hole designs that ultimately tightened-up the airy, woody nature of the traditional A-shape, and accentuated the treble frequencies often lacking in previous designs. All combined, these instruments offered the musician better balance and greater volume to meet the ever-changing musical styles to come. The Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-model Mandolin offers a professional quality instrument that is still affordably priced. All materials are hand-carved, with the tops and backs meticulously arched and graduated to achieve the correct balance of strength and lightweight rigidity for optimal tone. So, for the best value out there in a professional-quality A-style mandolin, make America's Favorite mandolin your choice!

Features
  • Solid, handcarved and graduated spruce top
  • Solid, handcarved and graduated maple back and sides
  • Authentic, vintage 1920s-style body outline
  • F-shaped soundhole
  • One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 14th fret
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot position markers, bound in white ABS
  • Vintage-correct raised pickguard of laminated Black/White/Black ABS with beveled edge and vintage style attachment hardware
  • Bone nut
  • Snakehead rosewood peghead overlay with lovely, vintage Wreath white pearl peghead inlay and pearl Kentucky script
  • Vintage-style, adjustable rosewood bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw black
  • ABS truss-rod cover plate
  • 13 7/8-inch scale length
  • 22 highly-polished nickel silver frets
  • Nickel-plated tailpiece with coverplate and leather insert
  • High-quality tuning machines with white buttons
  • High-gloss nitrocellulose finish
  • Shop-adjusted
  • Case sold separately

Order for an affordable A with classic bluegrass chop and clear, singing trebles.

 

KM-252 Artist A-Model Mandolin Specifications:

  • Back and Side Material: Solid Maple
    Binding: Ivoroid
    Body Style: F-Model
    Bridge Material: Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
    Fingerboard Binding: White ABS
    Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots
    Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
    Finish: High-gloss Transparent Amber 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 F-Hole
    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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