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Kentucky KM-855 Artist F-Style Mandolin – Amberburst

$1,595 $1,099.99

Kentucky® mandolins continue to be today’s best value in hand-made professional quality instruments that can be afforded by all. The KM-855 is a particularly fine example of just how the finest materials are joined together to create an instrument who’s look is second only to its tone! Each Artist series F-model mandolin is hand-carved and graduated from the finest mountain spruce and northern maple for the best tonal characteristics. Setting this model apart is the choice of a beautiful ebony fingerboard with the elaborate “Bella Voce” inlay pattern and matching peghead overlay. Rest assured that each mandolin produces a rich, powerful tone in an instrument true to the tradition in every way.

SKU: KM-855. Category: .

Product Description

  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select spruce top
  • Solid, hand-carved select highly flamed maple back and sides
  • Vintage high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Amberburst finish
  • One piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at 15th fret
  • Radiused fingerboard with modern extension over the body
  • Bound ebony neck with “Bella Voce” fingerboard and matching peghead overlay
  • Vintage-style bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • Bone nut
  • Highly polished nickel-silver frets
  • High-quality gold-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate and removable buttons
  • Shop adjusted
Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style F-Model
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Bella Voce
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 22
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 1/8″
Peghead Inlay M-O-P Bella Voce / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black ABS
Pickguard None
Plating Gold-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale Length 13 7/8″ (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Select Solid Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Standard Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons

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