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Kentucky KM-858 Artist Series "Gold Top" F-Style Mandolin


Kentucky KM-858 Artist Series "Gold Top" F-Style Mandolin

$ 1,499.95

The traditional F-model mandolin as we know it today was introduced by Loar in the early 1920’s and represents the epitome of design and function. For Kentucky, the new KM-858 Gold Top Artist F-model Mandolin represents our own achievements when it comes to high-quality, professional level instruments specifically designed to meet the demands…and budgets…of players at every level. By using the finest naturally dry-aged Alpine tone woods – a Kentucky Exclusive – and topping it off with a beautiful, sparkling Gold lacquer top finish, the KM-858 really is a gem in the line and will put the Midas Touch on your tone!


  • Solid German spruce carved top gives you clean articulation and a crisp, bright tone
  • Select solid flamed Alpine maple back and sides provide extra punch
  • Slim select Alpine one-piece maple neck for comfortable, easy action
  • Premium radiused ebony fingerboard gives extra durability and striking good looks
  • Metallic gold top for lasting beauty and luster
Back and Side Material Solid Flamed Alpine Maple
Binding IV/B/IV Multi Binding
Body Style F-Model
Bridge Material Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Binding Ivoroid
Fingerboard Inlay M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Finish Metallic Gold Top
Neck / Body Joint Traditional Dovetail
Neck Material One-piece Select Flamed Solid Apline Maple
Note Accepts Loop-end Strings Only
Number of Frets Clear 15
Number of Frets Total 22
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 1/8 in.
Peghead Inlay Rose of Sharon/Logo Script
Peghead Overlay Black ABS
Pickguard Multi-Ply B-W-B
Plating Gold-plated / Pattern and Etched Logo
13 7/8 in. (354mm)
Soundhole Shape Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top Solid German Spruce
Top Purfling Multi-Ply IV-B-IV Top and Back / single IV
Truss Rod Traditional Two-Way Adjustable
Tuning Machines Standard 4-On-A-Plate/Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons

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