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Thread: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

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    Default Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    maybe Elderly sent theirs back(like mandolin store)and are waiting for the new improved models

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    Default Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    I read through this whole thread (Scanned it really) and found it all to be a good read. I particularly enjoyed Roberts assessment and comparison to other mandolins within a couple hundred dollars price range. I am always thinking about what to get next, so reading a good honest assessment is really really helpful.

    I loves my Eastman 305, so its good to read a comparison there specifically. A couple of folks at my local jam who I've let play my 305 have gone and bought Eastmans themselves... good stuff!
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    I'm seeing this thread after having just gotten the chance to compare a 606 to both a Loar 500 and an Eastman MD315 at a local shop, both as a player and a listener. The Loar finished a distant third and was quickly dismissed. My friend thought the Eastman might have been a little "sweeter" than the Kentucky, but we both agreed that the 606 had more volume, more bass, better chop and a genuinely good bluegrass tone. It sounded like a "real" mando, not a tinny imitation. The radiused fingerboard and wider frets felt good, and the setup was perfect. Yeah, the finish is cheap but so is the instrument. At $525 I think it's a screaming deal and am planning to go back tomorrow and buy it as my new teaching axe.

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    Default Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    Welcome to the Cafe!


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    Default Re: New Kentucky KM-606 mandolins are in the wild!

    chop is good and mine is getting lighter and lighter,nice grain coming out,never seen this before,dark brown just going away,will post photos when it finally molts

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