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Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-Model Mandolin
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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product
6-Month* financing available.
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!
Solid, handcarved and graduated maple back and sides
Authentic, vintage 1920s-style body outline
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
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
Case sold separately
Order for an affordable A with classic bluegrass chop and clear, singing trebles.
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
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
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.