Kentucky KM-252 Deluxe A-model Mandolin – Transparent Amber

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Kentucky KM-252 Deluxe A-model Mandolin – Transparent Amber

Brand New, Never Sold, store display.

 

In 1922, mandolin designs began to change, as did the musical tastes of the time. The greatest Acoustic Engineer of the day began to develop designs that incorporated F-shaped sound holes instead of the Oval-hole designs that ultimately tightened-up the airy, woody nature of the traditional A-shape, and accentuated the treble frequencies often lacking in previous designs. All combined, these instruments offered the musician better balance and greater volume to meet the ever-changing musical styles to come. The Kentucky KM-252 Artist A-model Mandolin offers a professional quality instrument that is still affordably priced. All materials are hand-carved, with the tops and backs meticulously arched and graduated to achieve the correct balance of strength and lightweight rigidity for optimal tone. So, for the best value out there in a professional-quality A-style mandolin, make America's Favorite mandolin your choice!

 

  • Solid carved Sitka spruce top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
  • Solid carved maple back and sides for extra punch
  • Slim maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Choice East Indian rosewood radiused fingerboard ensures silky smooth playability
  • Transparent amber lacquer finish imparts enhanced luster and beauty
Back and Side Material Solid Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style A-Model
Bridge Material Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Finish High-gloss Transparent Amber
Neck / Body Joint Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Maple
Number of Frets Clear 14
Number of Frets Total 22
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 1/8"
Peghead Inlay Vintage Wreath white pearl and pearl Kentucky script
Peghead Overlay Snakehead Rosewood
Pickguard Black/White/Black ABS with beveled edge
Plating Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale
Length
13 7/8" (352.40mm)
Sound Hole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece Nickel-plated with coverplate and leather insert
Top Solid Spruce
Top Purfling None
Truss Rod Traditional 2-screw black ABS
Tuning Machines High-quality tuning machines with white buttons