Michael Kelly Enlightened Teles?

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  1. Danishboy

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    Anyone tried either og the two Michael Kelly Enlightened Tele Style guitars?
     
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    Played one at the store, freaking awesome guitar for the price. Take that with a grain of salt it was 30 mins lol.

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    What does it compare to, tonewise?
    How was the weight?

    Thanks
     
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    My bad bro i played the 53 not the enlightened, the 53 wasn't light lol. But the build quality and the tone is awesome best 300 dollar tele on the market to me and my 22 year old son. Obviously the Enlightened is a couple steps up so i assume it sounds great from what i read on it it's under 6 pounds so that's pretty light. Sorry i misread your first post.

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    The Michael Kelly Tele is an interesting and unique spin on the T-style guitar. I have to admit that I'm intrigued.

    I do like the Quod Mod setup on the '53 model, but the jury is still out on the new Enlightened series; I like the weight, but the offset strap button bugs me.

     
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    I like the idea, but it's really weird to have a bunch of one inch holes bored in the bottom of the guitar. It would be relatively easy to cover those: just a bent wood veneer strip around the edge.
     
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    But then no one would know that you’d paid extra to have holes made in your guitar...
     
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    I concur. Not the most aesthetic was to lighten a guitar.
     
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    But possibly the cheapest
     
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    Yeah, i"m thinking the same.
    The 5.7 lbs might be a dealbreaker for me though. And the mini humbucker in the neck
     
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    Ultra light arch top. Michael DOLSEY:
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    No one tried these guitars?
     
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    Based upon the price, and demos that I've heard, the 1953 model offers very nice value; however, from what I have heard, these guitars are typically in the "8+ pounds" range. :(
     
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