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    Default Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    I recently purchased a Kentucky a style didn't cost much $128 , it plays great and sounds great, but the label looks like 240s but I have looked for info on that model and can't find much. And info would be nice, thanks

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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    The only thing I can ad is that in the early days of the Kentucky brand they used to bring in the same model number in two different versions. One with a laminated top and the other with a solid top. The S would be added to the model number for the solid top model. With that said, I'm not seeing anything other than this thread when I search. It might have been the only one they brought in.
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    Try KM-250S.

    Should be all solid. For some reason, Kentucky has used the "S" to designate solid tops and all solid, depending on the years.
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    It does look like the 250s I owned in the late 80's. The label is pretty messed up.
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    Yea the label looks like 2t0s
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    Assume the t is a 5 and you should find similar mandolins

    That one makes the Gibson hand written numbers look stellar.
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    To my eyes, it looks like someone tried to write using the Latin/English alphabet, when they were used to writing in some other eastern script . . . which could make sense, since the instruments are made in the far east . . . .
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    Well I like it better thinking it is a 250 funny thing tho when I looked up the 250s , they were calling the wine colored one a 254, but I'm very happy with the mandolin and it's tone
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    Michael Kelly Octave Mandolin
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    2 Flying v 8 & octave 5, Exploryer octave 8 20"
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    Default Re: Kentucky label says maybe 240s any info would be nice

    The KM-254 is a relatively new model (10 years). In the past, KM-250S mandolins were that same color.

    Your mandolin matches the older KM-250S perfectly. Great score!
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