Kentucky KM-1050 Master F-model Mandolin

Kentucky

KM-1050

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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.




These features include an ebony fingerboard with a compound radius, a wider nut and saddle for more comfortable string spacing, frets that are taller and wider than those found on vintage instruments, and a skillfully scooped fingerboard extension with inlaid nickel-silver fret markers to retain a traditional look. All combine to make for a mandolin with a playability that is unmatched. Like other Master Model Kentucky Mandolins, the body of the KM-1050 features a hand-carved and graduated Adirondack spruce top, and a back, sides and slim comfortable neck made of select Northern maple to assure the best tone possible. it will be hard to find a better F-model mandolin on the market today that represents the quality and value of America's new Favorite...the KM-1050!

  • Solid handcarved Adirondack spruce top provides you with superior note clarity and volume to spare
  • Solid carved flamed Michigan maple back and sides ensure extra punch
  • Slim flamed maple neck for comfortable, easy action 
  • Radiused premium ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • High-gloss lacquer finish in vintage sunburst imparts authentic beauty and luster
Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style F-Style
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Ebony
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 Material M-O-P
Nut Width 1 1/8"
Peghead Inlay Abalone and Pearl Flowerpot-style / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard None
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

Mandolin Setup

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Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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