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    Default KM180s made in Japan, update

    Saga tells me itís from 1986, seller claimed it was from 1978. Either way it was made in Japan and has a label Iíve never seen.
    It is very lightweight and is fun to play although Iím not a big fan of the teeny frets
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    Default Re: KM180s made in Japan, update

    I love these! I had a 200s from the same era. It had mahogany B&S and it sounded really nice. I had to cut the nut groves a bit to make it play better and it was sweet! Helped cement my love for playing the mandolin. Enjoy!
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    I have a KM180-B from about 1980, same thing but all black. Very easy to play and fine sound, got better over time. Put new nut on with closer spacing and lowered action, smoothed the few sharp fret ends. Can take it anywhere without worries. Oh, and those oversized buttons (which Iíve never seen since) make it easier to tune.

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