Kentucky KM-272 Artist Oval Hole A-Style Mandolin

Kentucky

KM-272

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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-272 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 old and the new –priced so that is affordable to all players.

 

  • 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 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 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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