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Kentucky KM-850


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Top: German spruce
Back/Sides/Neck: Alpine maple
Body Binding: Multi-ply B-W-B
Bracing: Tonebar
Bridge: Compensated adjustable ebony
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut: 1.13"
Neck Joint: Dovetail V-joint
Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable
Peghead Veneer: Ebony with floral inlay in mother-of-pearl
Tuners: Gold-plated open-gear with ivoroid buttons
Scale Length: 14"
Finish: Full-gloss sunburst
Tailpiece: Gold-plated brass with Kentucky logotype
Case: Kentucky deluxe NuHyde gig bag 
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This KM-850 is the highest end mandolin we've carried thus far from Kentucky, and our high expectations haven't been disappointed by this great intermediate to advanced F-style. Featuring much of what players will have come to expect from the company's mandolins - a solid German spruce top, and solid Alpine maple on the back, sides and neck, the KM-850 is also a clearly finer instrument than even the KM-750 or KM-755 we've carried in the past, with more hand-built components and a tighter fit, finish, and set-up. The KM-850 features a beautiful vintage sunburst finish, ivoroid binding, and an attractive floral pattern headstock inlay that evokes classic-era bluegrass mandolins at a fraction of the price. This instrument comes with a Kentucky Deluxe NuHyde gig bag for a great combination of protection and portability.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.