Kentucky KM-850 Artist F-model Mandolin – Vintage Sunburst



Kentucky KM-850 Artist F-model Mandolin – Vintage Sunburst

SKU: KM-850


For the working musician there is nothing more important than having great sounding and reliable instrument. Kentucky now offers the redesigned KM-850 to satisfy that demand. Our luthiers hand-select the best close-grained German spruce and figured Alpine maple to use in the construction of each instrument. The result is a thoroughly professional instrument with a tone and playability that is unmatched by any other mandolin in this price range and a true work of art to behold.

- Solid German spruce carved top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone

- Select solid flamed Alpine maple back and sides provide extra punch

- Slim select Alpine one-piece maple neck for comfortable, easy action

- Premium radiused ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks

- High-gloss sunburst finish for traditional beauty and luster

- Comes with a sturdy, padded ProTour BV-2012 Mandolin Gig Bag, with Kentucky logo

- Factory Strings: D’Addario EJ-74


Back and Side Material: Select Flamed Alpine Maple

Binding: IV/B/IV Multi Binding

Body Style: F-Model

Bridge Material: Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels

Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid

Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots

Fingerboard Material: Ebony

Finish: Sunburst High Gloss

Neck / Body Joint: Traditional Dovetail

Neck Material: One-piece Select Flamed Solid Alpine Maple

Note: Accepts Loop-end Strings Only

Number of Frets Clear: 15

Number of Frets Total: 22

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 1/8 in.

Peghead Inlay: Rose of Sharon/Logo Script

Peghead Overlay: Black ABS

Pickguard: Multi-Ply B-W-B

Plating: Gold-plated/Pattern and Etched Logo

Scale Length: 13 7/8 in. (354mm)

Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole

Tailpiece: 1920s Style Stamped Brass/Press-Fit Cover

Top: Solid German Spruce

Top Purfling: Multi-Ply IV-B-IV Top and Back /single IV

Truss Rod: Traditional Two-Way Adjustable

Tuning Machines: Standard 4-On-A-Plate/Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons

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