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Breedlove American Series KO Mandolin with Case

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Product Description

With a design that harkens back to the golden era of mandolin building, Breedlove gives you the KO mandolin.
The Breedlove American Series KO mandolin combines the best traditional construction elements with Breedlove's cutting-edge aesthetics and attention to detail. Featuring a distinctive asymmetrical K shape body, the Breedlove KO mandolin not only provides fantastic aesthetics, but it fulfills the most discerning tonal desires. With an open, full sound, the Breedlove American KO mandolin is perfect for playing styles ranging from Classical to Celtic music. Giving only fantastic sustain and unmatched projection, the American KO mandolin will shine in a bluegrass setting and beyond!

Breedlove American Series KO Mandolin with Case Features:

  • Sitka Spruce Top
  • Flamed Maple Back and Sides
  • Pearl Dot Position Markers
  • Chrome hardware
  • Single oval sound hold to produce loud and punchy sound, ideal for rhythmic strumming or lead solos
  • Smooth satin finish
  • Gotoh M120-N tuners
  • Ebony bridge and radiused fretboard with 23 frets
  • Low-profile neck, tail blocks and floating bridge extension ensure maximum resonance and tonal response
  • Includes Breedlove deluxe hard shell mandolin case
Great Breedlove Sound
The Breedlove mandolin features a single oval sound hole, producing sound that is loud, and punchy-ideal for rhythmic strumming or out-front lead solos. The solid Sitka spruce top and flamed maple back and sides complement these features, and add robust projection, so this K-style mandolin can be heard no matter what arrangement you find yourself in. Whether practicing at home, jamming with your buddies, or blazing some Bill Monroe licks at center stage, this 8-string sounds killer.

Superior Comfort and Design
The KO features a 13.94 inch scale, 1-3/16 inch nut width, and 16 inch radius that provides comfort and accessibility when running up and down the instrument's 23 frets. The Breedlove bolt-on maple neck along with the ebony bridge and fretboard provide amazing clarity and sustain, while also making the Breedlove American Series KO mandolin incredibly sturdy. Dressed in a smooth satin finish, with Gotoh M120-N tuners, and chrome hardware, this Breedlove American Series KO mandolin is truly a bluegrass looker, and will impress everybody within range of its killer tone and breathtaking looks.

The Breedlove KO mandolin not only sounds and looks great, but is also very easy to play. Details like a radiused fingerboard and generous string spacing make them very comfortable instruments. Breedlove design features such as low-profile neck and tail blocks and a floating bridge extension ensure maximum resonance and tonal response.

Product Specifications
Breedlove American Series KO Mandolin:
  • Body Style: Asymmetrical K-Body with Oval Sound Hole
  • Finish: Satin Blonde
  • Body Depth: 1 13/16 in.
  • Body Width: 10 1/16 in.
  • Body Length: 12 7/8 in.
  • Scale Length: 13 15/16 in.
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16 in.
  • Fret Wire: .078 wide-.04 high
  • Neck: 1 Piece Maple
  • String Gauge: Medium
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Nut: Tusq
  • Number of Frets: 23
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, Radiused
  • Inlay Pattern: Position marker Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Acccesories: Breedlove Hardshell Case


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  541-385-8339 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Bruno Latoni
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