DKK 16695Woodstock Guitars
In response to the demands of many contemporary-style mandolin players, the new KM-950 features a compound radius fingerboard with medium-sized frets for extremely comfortable, fast, and accurate playability for the fretting hand, and a scooped extension over the body making room for a more aggressive rhythm chop of the right hand, common to many pro-level players.
Combined, the wider nut and overall fingerboard width, and bridge saddle spacing than traditional vintage instruments, this new A-model is made to play! 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.
In every other respect, the new KM-950 conforms to our ever-popular KM-900 with its hand-carved and graduated solid spruce top and hand-carved and graduated solid figured maple back, sides and neck assuring superb craftsmanship in every feature.
Back and Side Material: Solid Flamed Alpine Maple
Body Style: A-Model
Bridge Material: Polished Ebony with Adjustment Wheels
Fingerboard Inlay: M-O-P Dots
Fingerboard Material: Radiused Ebony
Finish: Sunburst High-gloss Lacquer
Neck /Body Joint: Dovetail
Neck Material: One-piece Alpine Maple
Note: Accepts Loop-end Strings Only
Number of Frets Clear: 15
Number of Frets Total: 29
Nut Material: Pearl
Nut Width: 1 1/8 in.
Peghead Inlay: M-O-P Fleur-de-lys / Logo Script
Peghead Overlay: Black Composition
Plating: Nickel-plated / Pattern and Logo Stamped
Scale Length: 13 7/8 in. (354mm)
Soundhole Shape: Traditional F-Hole
Tailpiece: 1920s-style Stamped Brass / Press-fit Cover
Top: Select Solid Spruce
Top Purfling: Multi-ply W-B-W Top and Back Inlay
Truss Rod: Vintage Single Adjusting
Tuning Machines: Standard Gotoh™ 4-on-a-plate / Removable Grained Ivoroid Buttons