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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Even with larger frets, wonít it will still have a flat fretboard and a narrow nut? I have a Kentucky KM900 with a flat fretboard, small frets and narrow nut and it just took longer to get used to....
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    Re: Kentucky KM900 strings

    I just bought them because they were on clearance supercheap. Now that Iíve installed them, I like the sound of Phosphor Bronze (PB) better on the Km900. Iíll play these for a while but Iíll...
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    Re: Kentucky KM900 strings

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    I plan to try these Gibson medium lights, 11/41, monel wound. Theyre ďTone tempered! I got them years ago on clearance at a Guitar Center one day sale. I think they were old stock and were...
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    Re: Kentucky KM900 strings

    Read somewhere that KM900 original strings were GHS250A, phosphor bronze, light gauge (10).
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    Kentucky KM900 strings

    Time to restring my KM900. Always used light gauge Phosphor Bronze strings, wondering if anyone has tried mediums and if they choke the sound?
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    KM 900 nut width?

    Iíve seen different specs: 1 m, 1-1/8, and even 1-5/64. Which is it?
  7. Thread: McKinley

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    McKinley

    Anyone know anything about McKinley mandolins made near Mansfield, Ohio?
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    Re: Loar 700 or Loar 600

    I looked at a loar 400 with a Cumberland bridge upgrade and instead got a Kentucky km900 with a nice case for not much more.
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    Re: A Kentucky KM900 Review

    I found several threads here about the iconic Griffith A5 signEd by Lloyd Loar. One in particular discussed that the front was more red, and the back more yellow. Curiously the Cremona km900 looks...
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    Re: A Kentucky KM900 Review

    Thanks. Great picture. There's an entire thread here about the history of that mandolin with photos.
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    Re: A Kentucky KM900 Review

    Sober why Saga changed the finish from Cremona (light tobacco burst ) to whatever it's called now? I think the Cremona may be the more historically correct color, I could be wrong.
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    Re: set up defiined

    There's a you tube mando set up video where the only thing done was lowering the bridge by turning the adjuster wheels. Worked for my samick made Galveston sycamore f style. Don't think it's as...
  13. Re: Good deal on LM-400? Also, anyone familiar with seller's setu

    I was researching a Loar 400 with Cumberland upgrade and stumbled upon the Kentucky 900 for not much more and didn't need a bridge upgrade.
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    Re: Mando Upgrade Advice From my Loar VS-520

    Try a Kentucky km900. It's not American made but might be a great bang for the buck upgrade. I like them as much as some W ebbers I've played.
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    Re: Electrics for under $500.00 ?

    I'd look for the solid top ovation over the lam top celebrity or applause
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    Re: A Kentucky KM900 Review

    How do these compare with the Eastman 804 f hole?
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    Re: A Kentucky KM900 Review

    Does the serial number indicate what year they were made? Do the tops look any different. I started another thread about the spec change frm red spruce toP to select spruce top. Looks like the...
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    Re: Anyone have a Loar LM520?

    Darn auto speller, it should read km1000. I'm only 51.
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    Re: Anyone have a Loar LM520?

    Are these "pacrim kit must be set up issues" as common with Kentuckys? In particular the higher end models like km 900, I'm 1000? They're tauted as handmade in a separate factory by more experienced...
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    Re: Electrics for under $500.00 ?

    I have an Epiphone mandobird 4, works fine for me. I think they go for around $200.00. Came with a padded gig bag.
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    Re: Kentucky km900 top

    I'll rephrase my question. Since the change in the published specs, has anyone noticed any difference, including sonic and visual, in the km 900?
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    Re: Kentucky km900 top

    Assuming the top is no longer red spruce, what is it now? Sitka, alpine, Italian? When did it change. year or better yet last red spruce serial number. Is red spruce visably distinguishable, ie...
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    Re: A Kentucky KM900 Review

    My km900 has a flamed neck and 3d flame on the back. It sounds like a grand Piano. Absolutely awesome.
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    Kentucky km900 top

    Is it red spruce ? I've seen ads that say select spruce and others that say red spruce. I think the km1000 is red spruce.
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