Kentucky KM-950 Master A-model Mandolin

Kentucky

KM-950

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In response to the demands of many contemporary-style mandolin players, the new KM-950 features a compound radius fingerboard with medium-sized frets for extremely comfortable, fast, and accurate playability for the fretting hand, and a scooped extension over the body making room for a more aggressive rhythm chop of the right hand, common to many pro-level players.




Combined, the wider nut and overall fingerboard width, and bridge saddle spacing than traditional vintage instruments, this new A-model is made to play! Most of these player-friendly features are not new and were first pioneered by Kentucky in the late 1970's and early 1980's on our legendary mandolins, produced in collaboration with the world-renowned New York luthier, John Monteleone. In every other respect, the new KM-950 conforms to our ever-popular KM-900 with its hand-carved and graduated solid spruce top and hand-carved and graduated solid figured maple back, sides and neck assuring superb craftsmanship in every feature. The new KM-950—just another reason why Kentucky mandolins are still America's Favorite!

 

  • Solid carved Adirondack spruce top provides you with superior note clarity and volume to spare
  • Solid flamed Michigan maple back and sides ensure extra punch
  • Slim maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Radiused premium ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • High-gloss lacquer sunburst finish for vintage look and appeal
Back and Side Material Solid Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style A-Model
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Finish Sunburst High-gloss Lacquer
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 1/8"
Peghead Inlay M-O-P Fleur-de-lys / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard None
Plating Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale
Length
13 7/8" (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Select Solid Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Standard Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons

Mandolin Setup

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Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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