Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of ...Click To Read More About This Product
A-style with oval soundhole.
Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice, and relative affordability made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles. To this day, vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world.
Now, anyone can afford to own this legendary mandolin design in a Kentucky KM-270 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole! Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tone woods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments. So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of old and the new -priced so that is affordable to all players.
Solid, handcarved and graduated spruce top
Solid, handcarved and graduated maple back and sides
Authentic, vintage 1920s-style body design
Traditional oval soundhole
One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 14th fret
Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot position markers
Fingerboard bound in white ABS
Vintage-correct raised pickguard of laminated black/white/black ABS with beveled edge and vintage-style attachment hardware
Snakehead rosewood peghead with rosewood overlay depicting a vintage Wreath design and Kentucky logo script in white pearl
Vintage-style, adjustable rosewood bridge with small adjustment wheels
Traditional 2-screw black truss rod cover
13 7/8-inch scale length
22 highly-polished nickel silver frets
Nickel-plated tailpiece and coverplate with Kentucky script and leather insert
High-quality tuning machines with accurate 18:1 gear ratio and plastic buttons
High-gloss nitrocellulose vintage sunburst finish
Case sold separately
Order today for the wide-open, ringing, singing sound of an oval soundhole A-style mandolin.
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