Kentucky KM-850 Artist F-Model Mandolin

  • Item # 1518289
  • Model # KM-850
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For the working musician there is nothing more important than having a great-sounding and reliable instrument. Kentucky now offers the redesigned KM-850 to satisfy that demand. Their luthiers’ hand-se… Learn More

$1,225.00

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A professional instrument in tone and playability.

For the working musician there is nothing more important than having a great-sounding and reliable instrument. Kentucky now offers the redesigned KM-850 to satisfy that demand. Their luthiers’ hand-select the best close-grained German spruce and figured Alpine maple to use in the construction of each instrument. The result is a thoroughly professional instrument with a tone and playability that are among the best of any other mandolin in this price range and a true work of art to behold. Great tone and Kentucky mandolins go hand in hand. Order today.

Features

  • Solid German spruce carved top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
  • Select solid flamed Alpine maple back and sides provide extra punch
  • Slim select Alpine one-piece maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Premium radiused ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • High-gloss sunburst finish for traditional beauty and luster

Technical Specification

Kentucky KM-850 Artist F-Model Mandolin

  • Back and Side Material: Select Flamed Alpine Maple
  • Binding: IV/B/IV Multi Binding
  • Body Style: F-Model
  • Bridge Material: Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
  • Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Finish: Sunburst High Gloss
  • Neck / Body Joint: Traditional Dovetail
  • Neck Material: One-piece Select Flamed Solid Alpine 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 in.
  • Peghead Inlay: Rose of Sharon/Logo Script
  • Peghead Overlay: Black ABS
  • Pickguard: Multi-Ply B-W-B
  • Plating: Gold-plated/Pattern and Etched Logo
  • Scale Length: 13 7/8 in. (354mm)
  • Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole
  • Tailpiece: 1920s Style Stamped Brass/Press-Fit Cover
  • Top: Solid German Spruce
  • Top Purfling: Multi-Ply IV-B-IV Top and Back /single IV
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tuning Machines: Standard 4-On-A-Plate/Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons