Kentucky KM-1000 Master

Brand: Kentucky
Stock Id: KENTUCKY-KM-1000

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.


  • Back & Sides Wood: Solid Flamed Michigan Maple
  • Neck: One-Piece Flamed Michigan Maple
  • Style: F Style Master Mandolin
  • Top Wood: Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce

F Style Mandolins

Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Michigan Maple
Binding Ivoroid
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 Nitro Cellulose Lacquer
Neck / Body Joint Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Flamed Michigan Maple
Note Accepts Loop-end Strings Only
Number of Frets Clear 15
Number of Frets Total 29
Nut Material Pearl
Nut Width 1 5/64”
Peghead Inlay Abalone and Pearl Flowerpot-style / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black Composition
Pickguard None
Plating Silver-plated / Pattern and Logo Panagraph Etched
Scale Length 13 7/8 in. (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Premium Solid Adirondack Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W / Side Inlay
Truss Rod Vintage Single Adjusting
Tuning Machines Deluxe Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Pearloid Buttons

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