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Kentucky KM500 Mandolin w/Hard Case & Pro-Setup


For over 40 years, Kentucky Mandolins have been the choice of musicians who seek the finest mandolins at all levels. The current product design team at Kentucky has over 150 years combined experience in developing and refining Kentucky Mandolins. The KM500 has a fully carved spruce top, maple back and sides and a rich nitrocellulose lacquer finish, dovetail neck joint, these instruments produce the rich woody tone that is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears. It’s for these reasons that the new Kentucky KM-500 compares in terms of tone and playability to any A-model mandolin available today!

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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  • Select Solid Handcarved German Spruce Top
  • Tone Bar Top Bracing
  • Solid Flamed Alpine Maple Back & Sides
  • Ivoroid Body Binding with W-B-W Purfling
  • One Piece Alpine Maple Neck
  • 13 7/8″ Scale Length
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Vintage Single Acting Truss Rod
  • Radiused Ebony Fretboard
  • MOP Dot Fretboard Position Markers
  • White ABS Fretboard Binding
  • Black ABS Peghead Overlay
  • Mountain Rose Peghead Inlay of MOP, Red Pearl and abalone with MOP Kentucky Logo
  • 1 1/8″ Bone Nut
  • Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
  • 1920s Style Stamped Brass Tailpiece w/Press-Fir Cover and Leather Insert
  • Gold Plated Hardware
  • Gotoh 4-on-a-plate Tuning Machines w/Removable Pearl Buttons
  • High Gloss Lacquer Sunburst Finish