Lightweight Guitar Survey

February 1, 2017
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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What colors should we offer on our new basses?

August 25, 2016
We have worked hard to offer some bold and interesting colors in the Michael Kelly product line. For these new basses, we are considering several top MK colors as...
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What color options should we offer?

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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Which Fingerboard Wood Is Best?

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...
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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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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...
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