Kentucky KM-340S Mandolin



This model has been discontinued by Kentucky Mandolins.

Kentucky proudly unveils its KM-340S, KM-350S, and KM-380S professional mandolins. They feature the professional long neck joined to the body at the 15th-fret — just like the vintage originals! Our finest model in the new 300 series is the KM-380S. It features a select solid spruce top and highly-flamed, solid maple back, sides and neck. The “snakehead”- style peghead has the Kentucky logo and traditional fleur-de-lys inlay in pearl. Premium quality machine heads provide easy, accurate tuning. The body and neck are finished in a beautiful vintage-style sunburst and the entire instrument is finished in a clear gloss lacquer. The KM-350S features the same selection of solid woods with less highlyfigured maple and the back has single white binding. The KM-340S has a select solid top with highly- flamed maple back and sides and single-bound back. These fine professional mandolins look and sound like vintage originals, but at a fraction of the price!


This model has been discontinued by Kentucky Mandolins.

The KM-340S is Kentucky Mandolin's Vintage-style Solid top mandolin deal. Highly flamed Back and sides complete the package


  • Solid spruce top
  • Flamed maple back and sides
  • Traditional high-gloss nitrocellulose sunburst finish
  • Maple neck with 15th-fret neck joint
  • Extended 29-fret bound stained rosewood fretboard
  • A-5 style body
  • Traditional snakehead peghead with classic mother-of-pearl inlays
  • High-quality, deluxe tuning machines
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
  • Multi-ply binding on top and back
  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl position dots
  • Made in China
  • Setup in our shop

    We take the time to setup the KM-340S before it ships out.

    Additional work performed in the Folkmusician shop:


  • Truss rod is adjusted.
  • Fretboard is leveled so that the string height may be lowered without buzzing.
  • Nut is filed to lower the string height and insure the strings fit correctly (very important).
  • Bridge work is done as needed to assure proper string height and eliminate buzzing.
  • Bridge is positioned so that the mandolin has proper intonation and plays in tune.
  • String grooves are properly fit to the string and lubricated with graphite to eliminate buzz and reduce string breakage.
  • Tailpiece receives work (as needed), to prevent buzzing.
  • Tuners are lubricated to help them turn smoothly.
  • Instrument is tuned and played before making any final adjustments.

    These steps take up a great deal of time and require the mandolin to be restrung and tested multiple times while the work is being performed.
    This is what sets our mandolins apart from those purchased from elsewhere. Even though the mandolin may be the same model, our version will have an improvement in playability and tone. This is often the difference between a virtually unplayable instrument and a mandolin that is a joy to own.

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