Kentucky KM-900 mandolin

Saga Musical Instruments has announced the imminent debut of their latest pro-level A model Kentucky mandolin.

The KM-900 will be introduced next weekend during the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. It is a solid wood, hand-carved mandolin built in the A-style, patterned after a 1923 Loar-signed A-5.

The top is made from Adirondack Spruce with the back and sides of figured maple. The neck is cut to a v-shaped profile ad the instrument is stained with a cremona sunburst, finished with a nitrocellulose lacquer.

The KM-900 is not yet depicted on the Kentucky mandolin web site, but should appear there soon. It is expected to sell for $1295.

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