Kentucky KM-900 Mandolin Master Model




Folkmusician is best known for the extensive setup work performed on the new mandolins we sell. Unfortunately, our setup is very labor intensive and adds significantly to the cost. If you have someone to do the setup work, you can save some money and buy the mandolin here:

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Free Hardshell case with this mandolin

In the Classic Era of American Mandolins - the early 1920, - there was a single example of a Lloyd Loar Master Model in the A-style - a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points of scroll. This mandolin had the long neck that joined the body at the 15th fret and the symmetrical "snakehead" shaped peghead. As regards finish, choice of wood and fittings, it was identical to the standard Master Model F-5. The tone of this singular mandolin was equal to any F-5 and has charmed players and collectors to this day.

With a lovely Cremona brown shaded lacquer finish, identical to our KM-1000 F-Model, we feel that we are offering a thoroughly professional mandolin at an amazingly low price. The new KM-900 features the same select, solid Spruce and solid Michigan flatsawn maple that was used in the 1920's Vintage Originals. This ensures that our new mandolin has the right look as well as the right sound.

The most discriminating players and collectors will want this superb mandolin, and every serious player at every level will be able to afford it. We urge you to try the KM-900 Master Model mandolin and compare it to any "boutique" mandolins costing four times our price, and we believe that you will be convinced of the superiority of the new Kentucky KM-900!


  • Solid hand carved Select Spruce top
  • Solid flat-sawn handcarved flamed northern maple back
  • One piece maple neck with 15th fret neck joint
  • Mandolin Setup

    Learn about the additional work performed on this mandolin.
    To read about our mandolin setup, click here: 

    Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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