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Kentucky KM-276 Artist Oval Hole A-Style Mandolin

Kentucky KM-276 Artist Oval Hole A-Style Mandolin

Kentucky

  • $59900


KM276

Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice, and relative affordability made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles.

To this day, vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world. Now, anyone can afford to own this legendary mandolin design in a Kentucky KM-276 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole! Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tone woods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments.

So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of old and the new -priced so that is affordable to all players.

Features:

  • Solid, hand-carved and graduated spruce top
  • Solid, hand-carved flamed maple back and sides
  • New vintage-style body shape with “Oval soundhole”
  • One piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 10th fret
  • Nitro-cellulose finish – Brown
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with M.O.P. dot position markers
  • Traditional “Snake-head” peghead design with rosewood overlay – inlaid Kentucky script
  • Vintage-style rosewood bridge with small adjustment wheels
  • Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
  • Bone nut
  • Highly polished nickel silver frets
  • Nickel-plated tailpiece with leather insert
  • High-quality, nickel-plated Gotoh tuners with engraved plate


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