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Kentucky KM-950 Deluxe All Solid Master Model A-Style Mandolin with Deluxe Gig Bag

Kentucky KM-950 Deluxe All Solid Master Model A-Style Mandolin with Deluxe Gig Bag
Kentucky KM-950 Deluxe All Solid Master Model A-Style Mandolin with Deluxe Gig Bag
 
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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!

In the Classic Era of American Mandolins there was a single example of a Lloyd Loar Master Model mandolin produced in the A-style. It had a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points or scroll and a perfectly shaped snake-head peghead. Because only one mandolin of this type was ever produced, that original instument has risen to mythical status. Every discriminating player and collector dreams of owning that original instrument, and now it is possible in the new KM-950!

Kentucky KM-950 All-Solid Master Model A-Style Mandolin Features:

  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select spruce top
  • Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved select flamed northern maple back and sides
  • One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 15th fret
  • Peghead inlaid with Kentucky® script and beautiful Fleur De Lys design of genuine pearl
  • Ebony fingerboard with M-O-P dot position markers and highly polished medium sized nickel-silver frets
  • The fingerboard extension over the body has been scooped and inlaid with non-functional nickel-silver fret markers that maintains the traditional look
  • Ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Nitrocellulose finish in a traditional 1920’s Sunburst
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels and a slightly wider string spacing
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • Perfectly shaped M-O-P nut with a wider 1 1/8" width
  • Silver-plated, engraved tailpiece with leather insert
  • High-quality, silver-plated Gotoh® tuners with engraved plate and removable pearloid buttons
  • 1 Year Warranty

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4 of 5 Very Happy January 2, 2021
Reviewer: Christian Flanagan from Englewood, CO United States  
This is a solid mandolin. One of the tuner pegs was broken. It just spun in place. I took it apart and it just needed a touch of glue. The tuners are too cheap for this fine wood. I'll replace them. I put a fresh set of heavy-medium D'Addario and played and tuned it up for a week. This is a fine piece of wood. Now that settled in its environment and adjusted to the string tension, it's an excellent player. I'm very happy.

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