Kentucky KM-5000 Bill Monroe Master Model F-Style Mandolin – Sunburst

$4,790 $3,099.99

It’s like traveling in time back to 1923 when you purchase the Bill Monroe Model KM-5000! We’ve recreated this fabulous mandolin with the finest woods, subtle Cremona sunburst finish (of spirit varnish—like the original) and we include a repro oblong case and cover and a Certificate signed by Bill’s son, James!

SKU: KM-5000. Category: .

Product Description

  • Finest, most select Adirondack spruce top
  • Finest, selected Michigan maple back and sides
  • 1-piece, highly figured maple neck joins at the 15th fret
  • Traditional spirit varnish finish
  • Delicately shaded, vintage sunburst finish
  • 29-fret bound ebony extension fingerboard with M-O-P dot position markers
  • Ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Distinctive pearl peghead inlay of Bill Monroe with commemorative banner and
  • signature
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small, gold-plated adjustment wheels
  • M-O-P nut
  • Finest quality engraved, gold-plated Gotoh tuning machines w/M-O-P buttons
  • Engraved, gold-plated tailpiece with hand engraved cover
  • Comes with Superior® CS-1520 deluxe case
  • Elegantly bound, imitation tortoise pickguard with authentic fastenings (optional)
  • Shop adjusted
Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style F-Model
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Finish Vintage-style Spirit Varnish Sunburst
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 5/64”
Peghead Inlay Abalone and M-O-P Bill Monroe Bust / Signature / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard Tortoise
Plating Gold-plated Logo Hand-engraved
Scale Length 13 7/8″ (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W / Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Deluxe Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Genuine Pearl Buttons


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