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Kentucky KM-505 Artist A-Style Mandolin in Amberburst With Case

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One of my all time favorite mandolins. I have played more of these than I can remember throughout the years, and I can't remember being let down by a single one. The fit, finish, and quality of the wood make for a dream to play and behold. The tone is solid, woody, and deep with great clarity and projection. Being an A-style lends to a little more of an "open" tone.

This mandolin (and it's brother the KM-500) led me to my current opinion about A-styles, which is that you can buy an A-style of the same quality as a more expensive F-style for nearly half the price. More simply put, to get an F-style this good will cost you twice as much.

Professional Setup Included!

  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated select German spruce top
  • Solid, hand-carved select highly flamed Alpine maple back and sides
  • One piece maple neck with dovetail neck
  • Nitro-cellulose finish
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard with modern extension over the body
  • M.O.P. dot position markers
  • Bound neck
  • Bound peghead overlay with MOP Kentucky script and “Mountain Rose”
  •  Vintage style pickguard
  • Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional truss rod and cover plate
  • 1 1/8″ Bone nut
  • Highly polished nickel silver frets
  • Gold-plated tailpiece with leather insert
  • High-quality, gold-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate
  • Professional Setup Included
  • Soft Case Included


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