Kentucky KM270 Mandolin

Kentucky KM270 Mandolin

Kentucky KM270 Mandolin

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This Kentucky KM270 Mandolin has been fully tested and serviced by our team of music experts and works like new. There are some signs of previous use, but what fun is a rental if you don’t use it? Any signs of previous use are minor and superficial and there are no notable marks or scratches. All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can see for yourself (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product). Includes: soft case.

Loading product options

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.

Back and Side Material Solid Alpine Maple
Binding Ivoroid
Body Style A-Model
Bridge Material Santos Rosewood with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding White ABS
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Radiused Santos Rosewood
Finish High-gloss Traditional Sunburst
Neck / Body Joint Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Alpine Maple
Number of Frets Clear 14
Number of Frets Total 22
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 1/8 in.
Peghead Inlay Vintage Wreath white pearl and pearl Kentucky script
Peghead Overlay Ebony
Pickguard Black/White/Black ABS with beveled edge
Plating Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale
Length
13 7/8 in. (352.40mm)
Sound Hole Shape Traditional Oval
Tailpiece Nickel-plated with coverplate and leather insert
Top Solid German Spruce
Top Purfling None
Truss Rod Vintage Single Adjusting
Tuning Machines High-quality tuning machines with white buttons