Kentucky KM-276 Oval Hole Mandolin

Kentucky KM-276 Oval Hole Mandolin

August 11, 2018

Say hello to the new Kentucky KM-276 model! As many of you know, this is not an entirely new mandolin, but instead a new color option for players that prefer a more organic look. This is based on the popular KM-270 Oval hole mandolin.

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Kentucky KM-140 Mandolin

Kentucky KM-140 Mandolin

June 29, 2017

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Why you should buy an F-style Mandolin vs an A-style mandolin

Why you should buy an F-style Mandolin vs an A-style mandolin

April 18, 2017

This is where you need to be honest with yourself. How important is the look of your mandolin? Will you get more enjoyment out of the F-Style vs the A-style Mandolin? This is nothing to be embarrassed about.

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A vs F Style Mandolin

A vs F Style Mandolin

March 04, 2017 5 Comments

There is a common misconception that you need an F-style for playing bluegrass. While this is not true as far as tone, among many players it is expected that you should have an F– style mandolin. Since traditions diehard, you will probably have trouble convincing people otherwise.

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Kentucky KM-140 vs KM-150 Mandolin

Kentucky KM-140 vs KM-150 Mandolin

October 10, 2016

They sure look the same in photos.  In fact, looking at them head on, you are not going to be able to tell them apart. Your eyes are not fooling you. Everything you are seeing is identical, because nothing on the front side of these two mandolins differ.

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Kentucky KM-150 vs The Loar LM-170-VS

Kentucky KM-150 vs The Loar LM-170-VS

August 30, 2016

If you are looking for a nice low cost mandolin to learn to play on, or maybe want a second mandolin to leave at work, take camping, or loan out, you have probably ran across the Kentucky KM-150 and The Loar LM-170-VS models.

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Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250 Mandolin

Kentucky KM-150 vs KM-250 Mandolin

April 21, 2016 6 Comments

The main differences will be that the KM-250 Mandolin uses slightly higher grades of woods, upgraded tuners and has a radiused fingerboard.  Whether or not the flat fingerboard on the KM-150 is a disadvantaged, is really more of a personal call. 

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