Kentucky KM-858 Artist F-model Mandolin – Gold Top



Kentucky KM-858 Artist F-model Mandolin – Gold Top

SKU: KM-858

The traditional F-model mandolin as we know it today was introduced by Loar in the early 1920s and represents the epitome of design and function. For Kentucky, the new KM-858 Gold Top Artist F-model Mandolin represents our own achievements when it comes to high-quality, professional-level instruments specifically designed to meet the demands and budgets of players at every level. By using the finest naturally dry-aged Alpine tonewoods – a Kentucky Exclusive – and topping it off with a beautiful, sparkling Gold lacquer top finish, the KM-858 really is a gem in the line and will put the Midas Touch on your tone!

  • 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
  • Metallic gold top for lasting 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: Solid 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: Metallic Gold Top

Neck / Body Joint: Traditional Dovetail

Neck Material: One-piece Select Flamed Solid Apline 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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