Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-model Mandolin



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CS-1520 Hardshell case and Case Cover included (Retails for $295).

The new master model KM-1500 from Kentucky uses the finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple combined with the whitest, most fine-grained Adirondack spruce. These solid woods are meticulously hand carved and graduated — just as were the fabled originals of the early '20s, to achieve the finest tone quality and volume possible in a new instrument.

The delicately shaded Cremona sunburst finish is as close to the originals as you will ever see. The elegantly gold-plated and engraved tuning machines and tailpiece are in perfect harmony with the understated elegance of the finish and workmanship. Perhaps the crowning touch of elegance on the new KM-1500 is the traditional Fern inlay of abalone pearl, carefully inlaid in just below the white pearl Kentucky logo .

  • 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 
  • Premium radiused ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • Vintage sunburst finish in lacquer showcases beauty and luster
Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style F-Model
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Ebony (radiused)
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 5/64”
Peghead Inlay Abalone and M-O-P Fern-style / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard Tortoise (Optional)
Plating Gold-plated / Logo Hand Engraved
Scale Length 13 7/8" (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W / Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Deluxe Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Genuine Pearl Buttons

Mandolin Setup

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Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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