F-Style Kentucky Mandolins
The perfect F-style mandolin for you will ultimately come down to personal taste, but each Kentucky model offers its own unique characteristics in terms of appearance and sound. Firstly, there's the KM-300E Electric Mandolin. Made of basswood and featuring a bound maple neck with a radiused rosewood fretboard and adjustable truss rod, this mandolin has a tone that's all its own and is incredibly easy to play. Other notable features include a lipstick-style neck position pick-up to amplify every chord and note loudly and clearly, and chrome-plated mini Schaller-style tuners for effortless tuning. Thinking about hitting the stage with your bluegrass or country group? The KM-300E is just what you need to have your chops noticed by everyone in attendance.
Speaking of hitting the stage, the KM-805 Artist F-model Mandolin was built specifically with serious performers in mind. The split-lip dovetail neck/body joint makes every note transmit entirely through the instrument while the 22 perfectly-positioned German silver frets offer accurate intonation through every register. From the precisely-cut top and back carving to the select spruce and maple tonewood, the KM-805 is a best seller that has the looks and power to put you in the spotlight, gig after gig.
F-style mandolins are favored often over their A-style counterparts because their decorative details and fancy scrollwork gives them a slight edge in the visual department. For this reason, F-style mandolins take more time and concentration to construct. If you choose a brand that builds their mandolins with pride and passion, you can enjoy your instrument for a lifetime - and for that, Kentucky F-style mandolins are the way to go.