Kentucky KM1500 Mandolin

$2299 w/case

The 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. 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.


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
Hardshell case


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