Kentucky KM-900 Master A-Model Mandolin 1920s Sunburst 

(1920s Sunburst)  Sku #J19362000001000

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Top quality A-style.

In the Classic Era of American Mandolins there was a single example of a Lloyd Loar Master Model mandolin produced in the A-style. It had a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points or scroll and a perfectly shaped snake-head peghead. Because only one mandolin of this type was ever produced, that original instrument has risen to mythical status. Every discriminating player and collector dreams of owning that original instrument, and with the new KM-900 it is possible to experience those same design concepts with quality wood selection and a voice that can drive a bluegrass band or complement folk and rock music.

Solid, hand-carved and graduated select spruce top
Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved select flamed Maple back and sides
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
ivoroid binding on all edges
Ebony peghead overlay with Kentucky script and Fleur du Lys 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 tail-piece with leather insert
High-quality, nickel-plated Gotoh tuners
Shop adjusted
Case sold separately

Order today and enjoy the comfort of an A-style with the tight, bright sound of F-holes.


KM-900 Master A-Model Mandolin Specifications:

Back and Side Material: Solid Maple
Binding: Ivoroid
Body Style: A-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: M-O-P Fleur-de-lys / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay: Black Composition
Pickguard: None
Plating: Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale Length: 13 7/8" (354mm)
Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece: 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top: Select Solid Spruce
Top Purfling: Multi-ply W-B-W Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines: Standard Gotoh 4-on-a-plate / Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons
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