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Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin – Vintage Sunburst

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The Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin – Vintage Sunburst 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 Kentucky KM-1500 delicately shaded Cremona sunburst finish is as close to the originals as you will ever see. The elegantly gold-plated and engraved tuning machines and tailpiece are in perfect harmony with the understated elegance of the finish and workmanship. Perhaps the crowning touch of elegance on the new KM-1500 is the traditional “Fern” inlay of Abalone pearl, carefully inlaid in just below the white pearl Kentucky logo.

Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin – Specifications:

  • Finest solid, hand carved and graduated Adirondack spruce top.
  • Solid, flat-sawn highly-flamed hand carved and graduated Northern Michigan maple back.
  • One piece, highly figured maple neck with dovetail joint at 15th fret, 29 frets total.
  • Ebony extension fingerboard with pearl dot position markers.
  • Ivoroid binding on all edges.
  • Peghead overlay features Kentucky logo and traditional Fern inlay in Abalone pearl.
  • Vintage style, height-adjustable Ebony bridge w/compensated top and small, gold-plated adjustment wheels.
  • Mother-of-Pearl nut.
  • Highly-polished nickel-silver frets.
  • Gold-plated, engraved tuning machines and tailpiece.
  • Hand-rubbed Cremona sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
  • Comes with a sturdy, padded ProTour BV-2012 Mandolin Gig Bag, with Kentucky logo.

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  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Gig Bag case

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