A bit about the Kentucky KM-270 Mandolin

Before 1922, the most popular mandolins had oval-shaped sound holes. They gave a distinctive sound which played a significant role in shaping up the sound of popular music of the day.

The small size,  along with relative affordability made the instrument perfect for a wide variety of musical styles. To date, popular A-style instruments of the past are still played by expert musicians and remain coveted by collectors all around the world.

The Kentucky KM-270 mandolin incorporates classic design features, and uses the best quality tonewoods. Specifications are listed below:

  • The back and side material is made of solid maple
  • The binding is made of Ivoroid
  • The material used for a bridge is Rosewood carrying Adjustment Wheels
  • The Fingerboard Binding contains White ABS
  • The Fingerboard Inlay contains M-O-P dots
  • Rosewood is the material used in fingerboard
  • The instrument does come in natural blonde version (KM-272)
  • There is a dovetail body joint
  • One-piece maple is the material used for the neck
  • The peghead inlay contains a vintage wreath white pearl along with a pearl Kentucky script
  • Snakehead rosewood is used for peghead overlay
  • The tailpiece is nickel-plated with cover plate and leather insert
  • The top of this instrument is solid spruce


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