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Kentucky KM-270 Mandolin - New

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The Kentucky KM-270 is based on the arched top, oval-soundhole mandolins that Gibson made in the early part of the 20th century. These mandolins have a warm, bubbly tone that works well for jazz, Celtic and blues or just about any style of music that isn’t bluegrass. (Bluegrass mandolins require the punch and power that only an F-hole mandolin can give you.) Like the mandolins that inspired it, the Kentucky KM-270 has a hand-carved and graduated solid spruce top. Unlike most of those mandolins, which had birch back and sides, this mandolin has a carved maple back which produces a sweet, mellow tone. Includes a padded gig bag.

UPC 112247
Top material Solid German Spruce
Back sides Solid Alpine Maple
Fingerboard Radiused Santos Rosewood
Neck material One-Piece Alpine Maple
Frets to body 14
Total frets 22
Scale length 13 7/8"
Finish High-gloss Traditional Sunburst
Nut width 1 1/8"
Binding Ivoroid
Inlay M-O-P Dots
Tuners High-quality tuning machines with white buttons
Case type Gig Bag
Serial number 23054711

The Gryphon Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.