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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    Mr. Mando (Martin), I am uncertain of your insistence to post photographs such as these based on another's comments. If memory serves, your comments in previous years communicated to others your...
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    with its TKL, maroon-lining case.

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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

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    p.s., I wish I had larger photos. I guess those are some thumbnail shot from my original purchase. I sold it to a friend in person and don't have any personal...
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    Geez...
    Lighten up guys...
    No need to be so touchy.
    It is just a mandolin.
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    at the risk of some backlash for not being an expert, I'll just add I owned a made-in-Japan KM-180B and sold it several years later. I recall it selling for about $225 or $250.00. At the time I had...
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    I bought one of these from Mandolin Bros. in 1990 or thereabouts; it was my second acoustic mandolin. I remember it costing between $200 and $300 back then. I always thought the B was for "black."...
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    Conflicted reports are the norm with this sort of thing. :)

    It would not say where it was made on the label. It would have been a sticker on the headstock (that is almost always removed at some...
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    There were several versions of the KM-180 made. The obvious differences being the neck joint (12 or 14 fret), and the inlay and it seems that there were even combinations, so possibly 3+ variations...
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    Re: Vintage Kentucky KM180B

    What do you want to know? I have one I bought new sometime around 1981 or so for about $105. Love it, has only continued sounded to better over the years and is an easy, comfortable player. What's...
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    I'll fly away

    Old, old time chestnut ...

    https://soundcloud.com/bill-kilpatrick/ill-fly-away
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    Gospel Bluegrass for Jewish People?

    Now that I've got you curious... :^)
    50% of the band is Jewish, so we're looking for gospel bluegrass
    music which is not specifically about Jesus. For example:
    Take Me in Your Lifeboat, Farther...
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    Re: Older Kentucky A Style

    I have a KM-180B I bought in the early 80's that really has gotten better sounding and louder over the years, beats most current Asian imports I've tried. With various setting up and other putzing,...
  13. Re: 1978 Gibson F-5L Mandolin owned and played by Bill Monroe

    The sad part of this mandolins' history is, Walt Timmerman was floating on Montana's Smith River when he suffered a major heart attack and died. He truly loved his Gibson and always enjoyed telling...
  14. 1978 Gibson F-5L Mandolin owned and played by Bill Monroe

    The following is from a thread on the story behind Bill Monroe's F5 being damaged, and it is an account of the F5L that Gibson gave to Mr. Monroe and it's provenance.

    Greg Boyd has posted a video...
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    Kentucky KM 250

    Here are some pictures of my new Kentucky KM250 Mandolin

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    Japanese built Kentucky. I remember seeing one...

    Japanese built Kentucky. I remember seeing one for sale in a music store about 8 or 9 years ago for $595.00. Black face mandolin. Had nice tone. Don't see them come up for sale very often.
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