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Mandolin players, especially those proficient in playing other fretted instruments with wider string spacing will appreciate the new KM-1050! At first glance, this new master-level mandolin shares similar specifications to the popular KM-1000, but looking more closely you will discover a few more player-friendly features first pioneered by Saga and Kentucky mandolins in the late 1970's as a result of collaborations with the best mandolin players of the day.
|Back and Side Material||Solid Flamed Maple|
|Bridge Material||Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels|
|Fingerboard Inlay||M-O-P Dots|
|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||29|
|Nut Width||1 1/8"|
|Peghead Inlay||Abalone and Pearl Flowerpot-style / Logo Script|
|Peghead Overlay||Black Composition|
|Plating||Silver-plated / Pattern and Logo Panagraph Engraved|
|Scale Length||13 7/8" (354mm)|
|Sound Hole Shape||Traditional F-Hole|
|Tailpiece||1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover|
|Top||Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce|
|Top Purfling||Multi-ply W-B-W / Side Inlay|
|Truss Rod||Traditional Two-Way Adjustable|
|Tuning Machines||Deluxe Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons|
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