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Kentucky KM-805 Artist F-model Mandolin  Vintage Amberburst 

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The Deco-Block fingerboard inlays on the Kentucky KM-805 make a bold statement. The KM-805 punctuates that statement with power that will cut through...Read More

Available 08-22-2016

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Cutting power on the stage and in the parking lot!

The Deco-Block fingerboard inlays on the Kentucky KM-805 make a bold statement. The KM-805 punctuates that statement with power that will cut through in any band or festival situation. Complete sound transmission though the instrument is assured by a split-lip dovetail neck/body joint. You'll feel the difference as the mandolin jumps to life against your chest with every chop. Twenty-two precisely positioned German silver frets assure accurate intonation in every register and the abbreviated fingerboard extension allows you to attack the strings in the upper sweet spot without digging the pick into the fretboard.

Accurate top and back carving brings out the maximum tonal capabilities of the select spruce and maple tone wood that is used in the construction of these remarkable instruments. Pick a Kentucky!

  • Solid hand carved and graduated select spruce top
  • Solid hand-carved and graduated highly flamed
  • Solid one-piece maple neck with adjustable truss rod
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer amberburst finish
  • Mother of pearl torch headstock and block fingerboard inlays
  • High-quality nickel-plated Gotoh tuners
  • Radiused rosewood fingerboard, adjustable bridge, and bone nut

You'll feel like you were born to own this mandolin. Order today!


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kentuck km-805

By Justin Miles

from portland, oregon

Comments about Kentucky KM-805 Artist F-model Mandolin:

i love this mandolin... it will definately be the last mandolin i will need untill i can someday spend 5-10k+ on a gibson or loar or something... but even the nicest of those mandos still have a flat fretboard and i LOVE the radiused fretboard! makes playing live alot nicer...
this mando doesn't have the crazy elaborate inlay work of the 850, but inlays don't make anything sound better...and this mandolin sounds GOOD. easily better than anything in it's own price range... and the radiused fretboard makes playing for several hours much less uncomfortable... (why can't the other guys figure this out?!) and i really think that i can pick better and quicker on this than any flat fingerboard. just my opinion...
pretty well built and sturdy for a pac-rim mandolin but the workmanship is just as good as any Kentucky I've played...far better than the MM or MK models in this price range...
best Mandolin you can find for this price range. i think it actually sounds better than the eastman 515's....

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