Which scale length is best?

August 23, 2016
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 that we hear most about are 24.75, 25.5, or 26.5. For 8 string the hot options are 26.5, 27, or 28. Which scale […]

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...