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Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin 1920s Sunburst

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Overview

Traditional styling with top quality materials.

Here is a professional quality F-Style mandolin, offered by Kentucky at a surprisingly affordable price relative to the materials used, the design excellence and the attention to detail in the construction and finish. Only the finest American spruce and maple is hand-carved and graduated for the tops and backs. Deluxe 14:1 reverse tuners, pre-war style ebony bridge and side-striped w/b/w ivoroid body binding all reek vintage. Take a trip back to the early 20s on the Kentucky time machine...it is surprisingly affordable.

Features

  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select red spruce top
  • Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved select flamed maple back and sides from Northern Michigan
  • One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 15th fret
  • Nitrocellulose finish in a traditional 1920's Sunburst
  • Ebony fingerboard with M-O-P dot position markers and 29 fret extension over the body
  • ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Rosewood peghead overlay with Kentucky script and original-design Flower Pot inlaid in pearl
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • Perfectly shaped M-O-P nut
  • Highly polished nickel-silver frets
  • Silver-plated, engraved tailpiece with leather insert
  • High-quality, silver-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate and removable buttons
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Specs

KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin Specifications:

  • Back and Side Material: Solid Flamed Maple
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Body Style: F-Model
  • Bridge Material: Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
  • Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish: Sunburst High-gloss Lacquer
  • Neck / Body Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Material: One-piece Maple
  • Note: Accepts Loop-end Strings Only
  • Number of Frets Clear: 15
  • Number of Frets Total: 29
  • Nut Material: M-O-P
  • Nut Width: 1 5/64
  • Peghead Inlay: Abalone and Pearl Flowerpot-style / Logo Script
  • Peghead Overlay: Black Composition
  • Pickguard: None
  • Plating: Silver-plated / Pattern and Logo Panagraph Engraved
  • Scale Length: 13 7/8" (354mm)
  • Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole
  • Tailpiece: 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
  • Top: Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
  • Top Purfling: Multi-ply W-B-W / Side Inlay
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Gotoh 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons
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