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Kentucky KM-256 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

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A-style mandolin with F-holes, transparent brown 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.

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 Brown 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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