Kentucky KM-855 Artist

Brand: Kentucky
Stock Id: KENTUCKY-KM-855

Kentucky KM-855 Artist

Brand: Kentucky
Stock Id: KENTUCKY-KM-855
Kentucky mandolins continue to be today’s best value in hand-made professional quality instruments that can be afforded by all. The redesigned KM-855 is a particularly great example of just how the finest materials can be joined together by expert luthiers to create an instrument with a look that is second only to its tone! Each Artist series F-model mandolin is handcarved and graduated from the finest European tone woods to enhance their tonal characteristics. Other distinguishing features of this model is a beautifully radiused ebony fingerboard, high-quality gold-plated hardware and a period correct elevated pick guard. All just further reasons why Kentucky continues to be America’s Favorite Mandolin!


  • Back & Sides Wood: Solid Flamed Alpine Maple
  • Neck: One-Piece Alpine Maple
  • Style: F Style Artist Mandolin
  • Top Wood: Select Solid German Spruce

F Style Mandolins

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 Radiused Ebony
Finish Amberbust High Gloss
Neck / Body Joint Traditional Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece 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 Select Solid German Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-Ply IV-B-IV Top and Back /single IV
Truss Rod Vintage Single Adjusting
Tuning Machines Standard 4-On-A-Plate/Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons

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