It was a good mandolin, too, but this 1050 has a more open tone right out of the gate, and it is much more comfortable to play with the radiused fretboard, larger frets, and wider nut. It had a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points or scroll and a perfectly shaped snake-head peghead. Who will Appreciate this Mandolin? If you have someone to do the setup work, you can save some money and buy the mandolin here: Free Hardshell case with this mandolin In the Classic Era of American Mandolins - the early 1920, - there was a single example of a Lloyd Loar Master Model in the A-style - a symmetrical pear-shaped body without points of scroll. People say: The mandolin arrived from musicians friend in good shape. Our deep understanding and appreciation for those original, and now legendary designs, along with a meticulous attention to every detail throughout the production process of our own instruments; combined with using the best materials possible, all but assures that each Kentucky Master F-Model Mandolin produced will rival any mandolin at any price.
Select from instruments with medium size frets and compound radius fingerboards, to more traditional flat designs with vintage smaller frets. I have been playing and teaching guitar for 37 years and basic set ups are pretty easy. The solid German spruce top and flamed Alpine maple back and sides are hand-shaped with elegant white binding with black and white lines on top and back edges. Call: 1-800-493-4922 Folkmusician is best known for the extensive setup work performed on the new mandolins we sell. Enroll and become a Peghead today! The workshop takes place during the days we are at sea so you can visit all ports and still have plenty of time for fun with your spouse, family or friends while on the cruise. Who will Appreciate this Mandolin? With lots of hard work along with the experience and knowledge gained playing and teaching banjo we have the expertise you need. They have everything from very affordable entry level instruments up through the lower end of the high-end mandolins.
It's nice but it's definitely not at the professional level. The body, neck, and rosewood fretboard are accented with white binding that contrasts with the sunburst finish, and the compensated ebony bridge is adjustable. The compensated and adjustable bridge is perfectly shaped and allows for minute action adjustments, and perfect intonation, while the high-quality tuners provide smooth action and tuning accuracy for years to come. On the peghead, white and exotic red mother-of-pearl are set in a gleaming, black overlay for a stunning effect. Publisher does not accept liability for incorrect spelling, printing errors including prices , incorrect manufacturer's specifications or changes, or grammatical inaccuracies in any product included in the Musician's Friend catalog or website. I enjoy staring at it as much as I do playing it! Traditional Kentucky A-model mandolins offer players that big sweet tone and easy playability, all priced within the reach of any budget-conscious musician. The Banjo Safari Join me for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling to Africa for an African Photo Safari.
We have even sold these replacement parts to Tone Master owners. Some mandolins have f-holes similar to those seen on violins and cellos. There are many to choose from, and most of these will keep you playing for years. The interesting thing about this company is that they have something to offer for everyone. To study mandolin with Joe K.
Combined expertly to get the most out of the materials, and promote a level of playability unmatched at this or any price point. We are reviewing every model Kentucky makes! I can't speak to the 1500 but the 1000 is steeped in tradition in terms of sound and look. A tobacco burst finish and faux tortoise binding add to its unique appearance. These high-altitude varieties are chosen for the tonal and visual characteristics they posses; which is further enhanced by a natural dry aging process imparting an already seasoned and aged tone win the finished instrument. Prized for its tonal attributes, these materials are essential to unlocking the full potential of the designs. This model was recently upgraded with a solid spruce top and other features.
This instrument will help you determine whether mandolin is a good choice for your taste, and will easily carry you to the next level without representing much of an investment. Fine solid spruce and solid flamed maples are. Fingerboard and Fittings: For optimum playability and durability, rosewood is used for the fingerboard. It includes a bone nut, square-covered style tuners, ash tray. Kentucky Standard A-model mandolins From the very beginning, Kentucky has been a world leader in the manufacture of high-quality mandolins for players at every level, especially the beginner.
Because our instruments exhibit meticulous workmanship in every detail by following traditional construction methods to achieve a level quality not found in other instruments in this price range. Fingerboard and Fittings: The fingerboards are shaped from highly polished ebony for beauty, playability and durability. With these points in mind, we hope you enjoy the unique sound of the mandolin as well as all the fun and relaxation that comes with making music on your own or with others. The ebony extension fingerboard has the full 29 frets—low, smooth and polished to perfection. This type of finish not only looks great and brings out the figure of the woods used during construction, but also provides a durable layer of protection that allows the wood to breathe as it ages.
Kentucky mandolins continue to be today's best value in hand-made professional quality instruments that can be afforded by all. The Artist line of Kentucky mandolins has been expanded to include perhaps the best value in a professional-quality A-model mandolin. We'll spend our mornings and late afternoons exploring the wildlife of South Africa, and the mid day will be filled with a banjo workshop that should be fun and rewarding. These instruments are hand carved red spruce tops and flamed maple back and sides with a maple neck that is in a single piece. The com- pensated and adjustable ebony bridge is perfectly shaped and allows for minute action height adjustments. We have reviewed a few different types of mandolins here, skipping poorly-rated models and highlighting the best-rated low and moderately-priced instruments. The maple neck is designed for easy, comfortable playing, and a choice tonewood fingerboard offers a smooth feel.
Each Artist series f-model mandolin is hand carved and graduated from the finest mountain spruce and northern maple for the best tonal characteristics. Combine that with unsurpassed build quality with a price point within the reach of any player from season pro to budget minded beginner and you know why players still prefer Kentucky mandolins. A stunning carved headstock makes this handsome instrument complete. Open-gear nickel tuning machines and white binding contrast perfectly with the violinburst finish. An outstanding choice for serious students, this mandolin will easily carry you from beginner tunes to advanced musical stylings. We will be looking at the materials used, the build quality and of course the tone and playability. Most of these player-friendly features are not new and were first pioneered by Kentucky in the late 1970's and early 1980's on our legendary mandolins, produced in collaboration with the world-renowned New York luthier, John Monteleone.