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Kentucky KM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin Vintage Sunburst

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Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes, which created a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the soun...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-09-2017

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Smaller soundhole for a characteristic voice.

Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes, which created a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice and relative affordability (compared to F-dstyle mandolins) made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles. Vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world. This legendary mandolin design is affordably manifest in the Kentucky KM-272 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole.

Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tonewoods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments. So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of old and the new “priced so that is affordable to all players.

FEATURES
Solid carved Sitka spruce top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
Solid carved maple back and sides for extra punch
Slim maple neck for comfortable, easy action
Choice East Indian rosewood fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
Transparent amber lacquer finish imparts enhanced luster and beauty
Recommended cases: C-1521, TL-45

Order soon and get youre hands on a quality mandolin at a gentle price.

SPECIFICATIONS
Back and Side Material: Solid Maple
Binding: Ivoroid
Body Style: A-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 Oval
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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KentuckyKM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin
 
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4.0

Exactly what I wanted

By Banjostevie

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Comments about Kentucky KM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin:

This mandolin appears to be well made, looks nice, and sounds really good... and the price was just too good to pass up. I have F- style mandolins but wanted an A- style with oval sound hole- this Kentucky fills the bill nicely. I would be perfectly happy to pull the Kentucky out in any jam session and I'm sure that it would hold its own with any there. Is it a vintage Gibson? No... but it doesn't require a second mortgage on the house to own one.

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