Kentucky Standard F-Model Mandolin KM-620



This model has been discontinued by Kentucky Mandolins as of 03/2009.

Kentucky's entry level f-style mandolin gets players started at an affordable price. To keep the price down, the KM-620 uses laminated woods. The big surprise is that the KM-620 sounds better than many mandolins that are made using "solid woods".


This model has been discontinued by Kentucky Mandolins as of 03/2009.

Dreaming of an F-model Mandolin, but can't justify the price? The Kentucky Mandolin KM-620 represents a good quality F-model at a very reasonable cost.


  • Spruce top - (laminated)
  • Maple back and sides (laminated)with a traditional high-gloss
  • Sunburt finish
  • Maple neck with adjustable truss rod and extended 22-fret bound rosewood fretboard
  • Multi-ply binding on top
  • Inlaid mother-of-pearl dot markers
  • Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge
  • F-style headstock with traditional mother-of-pearl fern and mother-of-pearl “Kentucky” script inlays
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Made in China
  • Setup in our shop

    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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