The Kentucky KM-270 is based on the arched top, oval-soundhole mandolins that Gibson made in the early part of the 20th century. These mandolins have a warm, bubbly tone that works well for jazz, Celtic and blues or just about any style of music that isn’t bluegrass. (Bluegrass mandolins require the punch and power that only an F-hole mandolin can give you.) Like the mandolins that inspired it, the Kentucky KM-270 has a hand-carved and graduated solid spruce top. Unlike most of those mandolins, which had birch back and sides, this mandolin has a carved maple back which produces a sweet, mellow tone. Includes a padded gig bag.

stock no. 58557

ModelKM-270 Mandolin
TopSolid German Spruce
Back and sidesSolid Alpine Maple
Frets to body14
Nut width1 1/8"
Scale length13 7/8"
Bridge materialSantos Rosewood
Fretboard MaterialRadiused Santos Rosewood
Neck materialOne-piece Alpine Maple
CaseGig Bag
InlayM-O-P Dots
BindingIvoroid
Total frets22
Serial No19109561
FinishHigh-gloss Traditional Sunburst
TunersHigh-quality tuning machines with white buttons