Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-model Mandolin

Kentucky

KM-252

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In 1922, mandolin designs began to change, as did the musical tastes of the time. The greatest Acoustic Engineer of the day began to develop designs that incorporated F-shaped sound holes instead of the Oval-hole designs that ultimately tightened-up the airy, woody nature of the traditional A-shape, and accentuated the treble frequencies often lacking in previous designs.




All combined, these instruments offered the musician better balance and greater volume to meet the ever-changing musical styles to come. The Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-model Mandolin offers a professional quality instrument that is still affordably priced. All materials are hand-carved, with the tops and backs meticulously arched and graduated to achieve the correct balance of strength and lightweight rigidity for optimal tone. So, for the best value out there in a professional-quality A-style mandolin, make America's Favorite mandolin your choice!

 

  • Solid carved Sitka spruce top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
  • Solid carved maple back and sides for extra punch
  • Slim maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Choice East Indian rosewood radiused fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
  • Transparent amber lacquer finish imparts enhanced luster and beauty
Back and Side Material Solid Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style A-Model
Bridge Material Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Finish High-gloss Transparent Amber Nitrocellulose
Neck / Body Joint Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Maple
Number of Frets Clear 14
Number of Frets Total 22
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 1/8"
Peghead Inlay Vintage Wreath white pearl and pearl Kentucky script
Peghead Overlay Snakehead Rosewood
Pickguard Black/White/Black ABS with beveled edge
Plating Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale
Length
13 7/8" (352.40mm)
Sound Hole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece Nickel-plated with coverplate and leather insert
Top Solid Spruce
Top Purfling None
Truss Rod Traditional 2-screw black ABS
Tuning Machines High-quality tuning machines with white buttons

Mandolin Setup

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Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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