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Kentucky KM-1050 Artist F-Style Mandolin – Sunburst

$2,195 $1,599.99

Mandolin players, especially those proficient in playing other fretted instruments with wider string spacing will appreciate the new KM-1050! At first glance, this new master-level mandolin shares similar specifications to the popular KM-1000, but looking more closely you will discover a few more player-friendly features first pioneered by Saga and Kentucky mandolins in the late 1970′s as a result of collaborations with the best mandolin players of the day. These features include an ebony fingerboard with a compound radius, a wider nut and saddle for more comfortable string spacing, frets that are taller and wider than those found on vintage instruments, and a skillfully scooped fingerboard extension with inlaid nickel-silver fret markers to retain a traditional look. All combine to make for a mandolin with a playability that is unmatched. Like other Master Model Kentucky Mandolins, the body of the KM-1050 features a hand-carved and graduated Adirondack spruce top, and a back, sides and slim comfortable neck made of select Northern maple to assure the best tone possible. it will be hard to find a better F-model mandolin on the market today that represents the quality and value of America’s new Favorite…the KM-1050!

SKU: KM-1050. Category: .

Product Description

  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select Adirondack 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
  • Peghead overlay with Kentucky script and original-design Flower Pot inlay of genuine pearl
  • Ebony fingerboard with M-O-P dot position markers and highly polished medium sized nickel-silver frets
  • The fingerboard extension over the body has been scooped and inlaid with non-functional nickel-silver fret markers that maintains the traditional look
  • Ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Nitrocellulose finish in a traditional 1920’s sunburst
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels and a slightly wider string spacing
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • Perfectly shaped M-O-P nut with a wider 1 1/8″ width
  • Silver-plated, Kentucky® engraved tailpiece with leather insert
  • High-quality, silver-plated Gotoh® tuners with engraved plate and removable pearloid buttons
  • Shop adjusted
Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style F-Style
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 1/8″
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)
Sound Hole 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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