Kentucky KM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin

  • Item # 1159972
  • Model # KM-272
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Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes, which created a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size,… Learn More

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Smaller soundhole for a characteristic voice.

Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes, which created a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice and relative affordability (compared to F-dstyle mandolins) made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles. Vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world. This legendary mandolin design is affordably manifest in the Kentucky KM-272 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole.Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tonewoods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments. So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of old and the new “priced so that is affordable to all players. Order soon and get youre hands on a quality mandolin at a gentle price.

Features

  • Solid carved Sitka spruce top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
  • Solid carved maple back and sides for extra punch
  • Slim maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Choice East Indian rosewood fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
  • Transparent amber lacquer finish imparts enhanced luster and beauty
  • Recommended cases: C-1521, TL-45

Technical Specification

Kentucky KM-272 Artist A-Model Mandolin

  • Back and Side Material: Solid Maple
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Body Style: A-Model
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
  • Fingerboard Binding: White ABS
  • Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Finish: High-gloss Transparent Amber Nitrocellulose
  • Neck / Body Joint: Dovetail
  • Neck Material: One-piece Maple
  • Number of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number of Frets Total: 22
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1 1/8"
  • Peghead Inlay: Vintage Wreath white pearl and pearl Kentucky script
  • Peghead Overlay: Snakehead Rosewood
  • Pickguard: Black/White/Black ABS with beveled edge
  • Plating: Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
  • Scale Length: 13 7/8" (352.40mm)
  • Sound Hole Shape: Traditional Oval
  • Tailpiece: Nickel-plated with coverplate and leather insert
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Top Purfling: None
  • Truss Rod: Traditional 2-screw black ABS
  • Tuning Machines: High-quality tuning machines with white buttons