Kentucky KM-270 Oval Hole Mandolin

Kentucky

KM-270

In Stock

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Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice, and relative affordability made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles. To this day, vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world.




Now, anyone can afford to own this legendary mandolin design in a Kentucky KM-270 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole! Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tone woods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments. So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of the old and the new, priced so that is affordable to all players.

 

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 Traditional Sunburst 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 Oval
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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