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2011 Kentucky KM505 A-Style Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

2011 Kentucky KM505 A-Style Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

Here’s a very nice 2011 Kentucky KM505 A-Style mandolin. The A-Style, along with the F-Style — both introduced by Orville Gibson in the early part of the 20th century — have become the most commonly used mandolin body designs, shifting the instrument almost completely away from the traditional European bowl-back concept.

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Kentucky KM1500 Mandolin

Kentucky KM1500 Mandolin

he new master model KM-1500 from Kentucky uses the finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple combined with the whitest, most fine-grained Adirondack Spruce. These solid woods are meticulously hand carved and graduated — just as were the fabled originals of the early ’20s — to achieve the finest tone quality and volume possible in a new instrument. The delicately shaded Cremona sunburst finish is as close to the originals as you will ever see.

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Kentucky KM-505 Mandolin

Kentucky KM-505 Mandolin

The entry level / intermediate market in mandolins has definitely heated up in recent years. Previously you simply could not get anything but a pressed solid top and laminate back & sides instrument in the under $600.00 market but all of that has changed in recent years.

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Kentucky KM-1000 Master Model Mandolin

It is amazing to see the quality of instruments coming from Kentucky these days! Make no mistake about it, this KM-1000 Master Model mandolin is a serious contender in the professional mandolin field, with all solid wood construction, true carved & graduated American Red spruce top with tone bars, true carved & graduated Northern Michigan maple back & sides, Loar style bridge, engraved tailpiece, inlayed peghead, thin nitro finish and precision Gotoh 14:1 reverse tuners!

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