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Aug-16-2004, 4:14pm
I can find very few on the net. They are a great value and sound fantastic.....at least mine does. Post a photo of your Japanese made KM-1000 if you can.

Aug-19-2004, 10:29am
I can't recall if the Kentucky Dawg models were KM-1000's or KM-1500's. Anyway, here's Dawg mandola. Recently departed, she now resides in Italy. It was a wonderful sounding instrument, very warm. The neck played very well with a radius fretboard. These were Sumi built instruements.

Aug-19-2004, 10:33am
What you see up there is not a crack or a scratch. It's the edge of the adhesive pickguard the previous owner installed. Here's the headstock.

Aug-19-2004, 4:42pm
Japan KM1000 with Bryk and Fishman pickup

sorry, the picture is not very good but it was too late http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Aug-27-2004, 10:32am
My old 1984 Km1000 in the OHSC.

Aug-27-2004, 10:37am
let's try another. the top with lots of figure in the spruce

Aug-27-2004, 10:40am
here's one of the back kind strange looking not really "flamed".

Aug-27-2004, 5:18pm
Nice photos all! Did anyone see the KM-1500 on ebay last week? It closed at 1650.00 and was not sold. Looks like a beauty!