New Michael Kelly Guitars for 2017!

January 31, 2017
At the beginning of 2017, we introduced our biggest-ever lineup of new products, finishes, and mods this year. Read all about the newest members of the Michael Kelly Guitars family! Electric Bass line After more than a year of obsessing, testing, and tweaking, we are beyond happy to introduce the first members of the Michael...

Which Fingerboard Wood Is Best?

August 23, 2016
What fingerboard wood do you prefer on a bass? Below we list several common selections and some more exotic options. If you have others that you prefer or comments...

Players’ Voice

August 22, 2016
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...

New for 2017 – 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...

Bass body: Modern or vintage?

August 20, 2016
There are many great shapes for solid body bass guitars. Over time, we want to explore many shapes, but are looking to start with one or two basic designs. Below...

Help us choose a bass headstock!

As we develop our first-ever solid body basses, we want your input for the headstock design. We have a brand new design that we are considering. But, we also have...