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Kentucky KM-1050 Master F-model Mandolin w/Gig Bag & Pro-Setup

$2,095.00

At first glance, this new master-level mandolin shares similar specifications to the popular KM-1000, but looking more closely you will discover a few more player-friendly features first pioneered by Saga and Kentucky mandolins in the late 1970’s as a result of collaborations with the best mandolin players of the day. These features include an ebony fingerboard with a compound radius, a wider nut and saddle for more comfortable string spacing, frets that are taller and wider than those found on vintage instruments, and a skillfully scooped fingerboard extension with inlaid nickel-silver fret markers to retain a traditional look. All combine to make for a mandolin with a playability that is unmatched. Like other Master Model Kentucky Mandolins, the body of the KM-1050 features a hand-carved and graduated Adirondack spruce top, and a back, sides and slim comfortable neck made of select Northern maple to assure the best tone possible.

At Sun Valley Guitars, our setups are legendary. With 15+ years of perfecting our setup, and thousands of Mandolins set up meticulously by Sun Valley Guitars Owner, Brian Farmer, you know when your Mandolin arrives, it’s going to play and sound great! To learn more about our setups, please visit our setup page here. Also feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

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Description

  • Handcrafted by Master Luthiers
  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select red spruce top
  • Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved flamed maple back and sides from Northern Michigan
  • One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 15th fret
  • Lacquer finish in a traditional 1920’s sunburst
  • Ebony fingerboard with M.O.P. dot position markers and 29 fret extension over the body
  • Ivoroid binding on all edges
  • Radius fingerboard
  • Rosewood peghead overlay with Kentucky script & original-design MOP “Flower Pot”
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • 1-1/8″ M.O.P. nut
  • Highly polished nickel-silver frets
  • Silver-plated, engraved tail-piece with leather insert
  • High-quality, nickel-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate and removable buttons
  • Padded Kentucky Logo ProTour

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