Kentucky KM-1000 Master

Brand: Kentucky | Stock Id: KENTUCKY-KM-1000

The KM-1000 Kentucky Master Model Mandolin was introduced in the late 1970s in response to players’ and collectors’ requests for a mandolin that duplicated the best vintage instruments in every point of tone, appearance and finish. Kentucky Master Models are again being constructed to the same standard of quality. Only the finest American spruce and maple is hand-carved and graduated for the tops and backs. Deluxe 14:1 reverse tuners, prewar style ebony bridge and side-striped w/b/w ivoroid body binding all reek vintage. Take a trip back to the early 20s on the Kentucky time machine…it is surprisingly affordable.

KM 1000 a bg copy


Style: F Style Master Mandolin

Top Wood: Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides Wood: Solid Flamed Michigan Maple

Neck: One-Piece Flamed Michigan Maple


F Style Mandolins

Back and Side MaterialSolid Flamed Michigan Maple
Body StyleF-Model
Bridge MaterialPolished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard BindingIvoroid
Fingerboard InlayM-O-P Dots
Fingerboard MaterialEbony
FinishSunburst High Gloss Nitro Cellulose Lacquer
Neck / Body JointDovetail
Neck MaterialOne-piece Flamed Michigan Maple
NoteAccepts Loop-end Strings Only
Number of Frets Clear15
Number of Frets Total29
Nut MaterialPearl
Nut Width1 5/64”
Peghead InlayAbalone and Pearl Flowerpot-style / Logo Script
Peghead OverlayBlack Composition
PlatingSilver-plated / Pattern and Logo Panagraph Etched
Scale Length13 7/8 in. (354mm)
Soundhole ShapeTraditional F-Hole
Tailpiece1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
TopPremium Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top PurflingMulti-ply W-B-W / Side Inlay
Truss RodVintage Single Adjusting
Tuning MachinesDeluxe Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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