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Kentucky KM-675 Mandolin
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Tops and backs begin as quarter-sawn wedges of wood nearly 1" thick before being expertly hand-carved and contoured. Tone bars are precisely dimensio...Click To Read More About This Product
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Hand-carved and graduated from the finest mountain spruce and northern maple.
Tops and backs begin as quarter-sawn wedges of wood nearly 1" thick before being expertly hand-carved and contoured. Tone bars are precisely dimensioned to produce a rich, powerful tone. Features include an adjustable, compensated rosewood bridge; extended 29-fret, bound rosewood fretboard; and maple neck with adjustable truss rod. Nickel-plated hardware. Traditional mother-of-pearl peghead inlay, dot position markers, and multi-ply binding. Shop adjusted.
- Tops and backs are hand-carved and graduated from the finest mountain spruce and northern maple
- Tone bars are precisely sized to produce a rich, powerful tone
- Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
- Extended 29-fret bound rosewood fretboard
- Maple neck with adjustable truss rod
- Nickel-plated hardware
- Traditional mother-of-pearl peghead inlay and dot position markers
- Multi-ply binding
- Shop adjusted
Reviewed by 8 customers
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I ordered a 675 about a month ago, and when I received it, it was in terrible condition, bad finish, bad craftsmanship and had a chipout in the back of the neck. Needless to say I returned it - this product was the poorest quality instrument I have ever seen, I would pass on this one!!
Search for a KM675 made in Korea, they're not the same instrument since they are made in China now!! Just a warning! I own the Korea model and love it.
Although I think it would be diffucult to make any mandolin for this price, this one was extremely disappointing. The sound was not any better than the KM150S, the attention to detail was horrible. It was supposed to be a maple back and sides, but from out outside, looked suspiciously like mahogony. There was a buzz in the strings that I was unable to track. Even though I had 45 days to play it and still return it, I put it back in the box and taped it up for return within 30 minutes after I got it tuned up. Don't bother..
First off, when I got the instrument, I immediately noticed that it was punchy and responsive. I would recommend an Allen tailpiece because it makes a better noise, and a solid ebony bridge. I also recommend installing a nice pickguard, because the finish will scratch if you aren't careful. I also installed gold tuners. I spent a total of $2,000 total on this mandolin and it was worth all the work I put into it. I also scooped out the bottom part of the fingerboard so my pick didn't hit it when I played.
I look my new KM-675 MANDOLIN. It has great play and sound. It is not a Gibson but the next best thing!
Bridge change, very good large sound.
Even though I had 45 days to return it, it was back in the box ready to be returned less than 1/2 hour after I got it set up. The attention to detail was poor. There were numerous blemishes/flaws. The frets had burrs along the fingerboard. The sound was about average. I have a Washburn MS1 that is twice the mandolin at half the price. The Kentucky KM180S is a better value than this one.
I received my KM675 and I was thoroughly disapointed! The binding around the scroll on the body was terrible. The neck set (where the fingerboard meets the neck, again terrible! My instrument definately did not live up to the description of the instrument. I sent mine back! Other instruments might be great, but I must have gotten the "bad apple"?