New Kentucky KM-272 Oval Hole – On Order


Kentucky Mandolins are some of the best affordable mandolins you can buy. This is the perfect mandolin if you are looking for an inexpensive but great sounding oval hole.

Available on backorder

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New condition  /  SN: 22043716
Oval hole  /  1-1/8″ width at nut
All solid carved woods

Traditionally constructed, this new Kentucky KM-272 delivers a lot of sound for the money.
Its really a great oval hole sound…! Very responsive.

The Snakehead Rosewood overlay has the “Kentucky” logo inlayed at the top in pearl, and the vintage wreath white  pearl is inlayed in the center. Truss rod cover before the nut. Saga’s custom tuning machines are used on this mandolin with white buttons. The radiused Rosewood fingerboard has mother of pearl dot inlays, and the ivoroid binding has black position dot markers.

The German Spruce top has an Ebony bridge with two adjustment wheels, and the tailpiece is two-piece Nickle with “Kentucky” engraved in the center. The soundhole rosette is three alternating black and white lines in a circle. The back, sides, and neck of this mandolin are Alpine Maple.

We take great care in the set up and adjustment of these Kentucky mandolins when they arrive. Each one is checked and adjusted to have good playability and great sound. We adjust nut slots, bridge slots and bridge fit as needed. We adjust the neck, bridge and tailpiece as needed. We restring with high quality strings.
* We are happy to quote lower price for same model that has not been set up by us… but they clearly need the set-up to fully play great and sound their best.

Comes with plush zippered leatherette gig bag with Kentucky logo and backpack straps.
* These photos are of an earlier KM-272. This current one has bearclaw figure in the Engelmann Spruce top, while the earlier one pictured does not.

This instrument is On Order and expected to arrive by Dec 21st. Photos show a previous instrument.