Kentucky KM-5000 Master F-model Mandolin

Kentucky

KM-5000

Questions about this Mandolin? Call: 1-800-493-4922

It's like traveling in time back to 1923 when you purchase the Bill Monroe Model KM-5000! We've recreated this fabulous mandolin with the finest woods, subtle Cremona sunburst finish (of spirit varnish—like the original) and we include a repro oblong case and cover and a Certificate signed by Bill's son, James!




  • 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 ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • High-gloss spirit varnish finish in a traditional sunburst imparts authentic 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
Finish Vintage-style Spirit Varnish Sunburst
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 Bill Monroe Bust / Signature / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard Tortoise
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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