Michael Kelly Player's Voice

At Michael Kelly we greatly value our close personal relationship with the people who play our instruments. Since our founding, the input from real world guitarists has been a key driver of our development process. To further increase that input and how it drives the product that we bring to market, we are proud to introduce this Players' Voice hub. We are developing a community of players that will guide the development of our new product introductions. This group will have a voice in many key design decisions, helping to nurture new products from basic concept to a read-for-market instrument. We invite you to join this group, we truly value your input. Below are our active design projects. Click on your favorite and let your voice be heard!

Active Projects:

Lightweight Guitar Survey

One thing we have heard repeatedly in our dialogues with our players is that there is a need for a lightweight Michael Kelly. Here’s your chance to make your voice heard! Take our short poll about a lightweight model:

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New for 2017 Extended Range Guitars

7 and 8 String Collection

Based on prior input from players like you, we are developing an all-new collection of 7- and 8-string guitars in our 1950’s series. We have previously offered extended-range models and they were tremendously popular. We believe, however, that we can go further in refining these instruments to even better meet the needs of 7- and 8-string players. We are looking for your help in defining some key features. Please join the community and help us evolve these new models. Sign up for email notifications as new topics are added and you can chime in!

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Electric Basses

In our 15 year history, we have had a great relationship with bass players thanks largely to our top-selling line of acoustic basses. We, however, have never offered a full collection of solid body electric basses. We are excited to announce that we are developing electric basses and plan to officially introduce them in early 2017. Here on MK Players' Voice, we want to invite you to help guide us in our development. We want to hear from real players on what matters to them and use that input to define the line. Will you help us? Please join the community. We will be posting a number of topics and seeking your input via quick polls and community comments. Please join the MK bass guitar development group: sign up for email notifications.

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