Mihael Kelly 1953

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Lonn, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Lonn

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    Did a search and didn't find much. I've got a guy offering me a brand new still in the box model in trade for my Fender Tie Dye Strat. I've owned a bunch of LP style MK guitars and liked them all so I'm not concerned about quality. Anyone have one? Impressions? This is the one I'm being offered. The Macasser ebony board is a big plus to me.

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    I'm not at all familiar with these, but is that a Squier bridge?
     
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    Looks like a GOTOH bridge plate assembly.
     
  4. Mike Simpson

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    Are these made in S. Korea?

    Wiki:
    Michael Kelly Guitars is an American guitar, bass and mandolin company, who imports high quality instruments manufactured to their specifications (mainly from S. Korea). Based in Clearwater, Florida, they are a division of Guruz Media Inc, also based in Clearwater, Florida. Michael Kelly Guitars was founded in 1999.
     
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    I believe they are Korean, all the other MK guitars I've owned have been.
     
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    It's a shame that so much of that nice finish is covered by a pickguard.
     
  7. Lonn

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    Nothing a clear guard can't fix as long as it's not too ugly under there. Done it before.
     
  8. Scottz

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    From what I've heard it's a thin veneer face and the guitars can be fairly heavy.
     
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  9. Lonn

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    I too have read the "heavy" reviews but to me that's a plus. I don't play out so I like a heavy guitar.
     
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    That may well be veneer, but MK surely does have some pretty finishes.
     
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  12. Lonn

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    That's the same one, no money being offered but I've got almost nothing in the Strat. I got it, an MIJ Squier Strat and a Kawai Tele Star all for $350. Sold the Squier for $300 so I'm way ahead. The Tie Dye is cool, just not my thing.
     
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    You're in great shape then.
     
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    i've played a few i think they make a great guitar for the price
     
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    Author's is a MK dealer. I played several there. Nice guitars. Especially for the money. I hear Sam Ash owns them now.
     
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    Arthurs?
     
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    In my limited experience MK guitars (and other instruments) are very fancy but nothing special as far as playability.
     
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    BEst playing LP style guitar I ever had was my first, a Michael Kelly that I never shoulda traded away. I'm a fan.

    Love that tele.
     
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    I've played a few different models over at the local Sam Ash. The looks are great, but they were all way to heavy for my taste, and the finishes on the neck, fretwork and shaping, were the equivalent to the cheapest Squier models out there. The in-house technician was not at all crazy about the electronics. Just not the way I would spend my money.
    Personally, any MIM Fender would be a better deal.
     
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    Fountain Square. Where "Amos" was originally sold. I was thinking you were in Indy.
     
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