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    Default Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    Hi There,

    I was wondering if anybody knows which other manufacturers build mandolins with a similar V-neck as the KM-1000.
    Since I have started playing this particular Kentucky model I am totally in love with the neck shape and I don't have to struggle with any pain in my thumb (due to a scar of a previous accident) which the baseball bat shaped ones gave me.

    Any recommendations are very appreciated.

    Thanks
    Philipp

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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    I have a Kentucky like yours and also a Gibson F5G. The neck on the Gibson is not the same as the Kentucky but it is a similar V shape. You may want to give the Gibson a try and see if you like it also.

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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    It's a common thing to have necks shaved, you can talk to a luthier about it. It's a lot tricker on a mandolin than a violin, string tension, trussrod cavity and all that.

    V-shaped on my Kentucky means only to 6th fret, or so, where it becomes more baseball bat (Telecaster) shaped, so you're not talking a lot of material.
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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    Most of the Webers that I've ever played (including my yellowstone-like Buffalo) have skinny V-necks. IMHO, I think it makes it much easier to play.
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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    I have an older 815V Eastman that have a very skinny v-neck, just love it to death

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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    I chose the 2012 Km 1000 as my backup,
    Because it has similar specs as my 2002 F9.
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    I believe Silver Angel's have a V neck

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for all the good advice.

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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    I once owned a Skip Kelley A-5 with a narrow nut and sharpe V neck, also a wide nut F5 Silverangle with a pronounced V. My preference is a more rounded C or D shape on my custom Northcutt F5 and my Pava Pro.

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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    Quote Originally Posted by Northwest Steve View Post
    I believe Silver Angel's have a V neck
    Yup.
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    Default Re: Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-model - V-neck shape

    Yes. The Silverangels have a pronounced V-neck. I've had two of them and both very similar. Very much a 'violin' feel, in addition. I suspect if you like a 'V' profile these are certainly worth exploring. Quite a strong radius, too.
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