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...
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Read more about New Michael Kelly Guitars for 2017!

Michael Kelly Guitars 2017 NAMM WrapUp

January 27, 2017
The 2017 NAMM show is now history! We’d like to thank the many players & friends who came by booth 4744 to visit the team and play our brand new 2017 models....
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What color options should we offer?

August 25, 2016
At Michael Kelly, we are proud to have a reputation for having great colors and finishes. In working on these new extended range models we are struggling to come...
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Which fingerboard wood do you prefer?

August 24, 2016
What fingerboard wood do you prefer for your next extended range guitar? Below we list several common selections that would all work well. Is one of these your favorite?...
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Neck joint: Traditional or all-access?

August 23, 2016
For our prior 50s extended range model, we used a traditional shaping related to the neck joint area. Some feedback was that we should slim that up to add access...
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Which scale length is best?

There is some debate on the ideal scale length for 7 strings and for 8 strings. We would like to know what you prefer. For 7 string model the three scale lengths...
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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...
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New for 2017 – Extended Range Guitars

Based on prior input from players like you, we are developing an all-new collection of 7- and 8-string guitars in our 1950s series. We have previously offered extended-range...
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Body Shape: Choose from four favorites!

August 20, 2016
This project started with requests from consumers that we once again offer a 7- and 8- string in our 50s series. Of course, most extended range guitars on the market...
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Read more about Body Shape: Choose from four favorites!

Headstock Shape: in line or split?

While our prior 7- and 8-string models were hugely popular, some players suggested a preference for a different format for the headstock. On past models, we used...
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