Micheal Kelly thoughts.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Donny Osmond fan, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Donny Osmond fan

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    Micheal Kelly guitar thoughts. I love it. under 600 dollars. Boutique. Too over the top?

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    Beautiful guitar. I can’t say I have the wardrobe to carry it, though. I have a friend who has a MK Tele type. I’m convinced it’s a good value.
     
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    Looks good from here.
     
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    I confess, this intrigues me...

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    Love it - beautiful guitar.

    The chap (time-served luthier and professional guitarist) who is doing some upgrades for me plays one of the hybrid MKs - but he's taken out the "acoustic" pickup and fitted a humbucker. It's a lovely guitar and, from what I can gather, has been extremely reliable.

    Coincidentally, I've been looking at some of the 50s T-types and they do look very good value compared to some of the manufacturers I've seen. I've been thinking about getting one that would take a couple of P90s.
     
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    I think they look great. I wouldn't use the term "boutique" though since to me that implies limited numbers and expensive prices. a Jet Terwilliger is a boutique guitar.
     
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    I've had my eye on the MK Hybrid 55 for a while. I find the idea of one guitar for acoustic & electric sounds very attractive. This is kind of an electric-acoustic. It has a master volume (push/pull coil tap), master tone (push/pull coil tap), 3 way blade switch to manage the "electric guitar" equipped with a Rockfield Mini Humbucker @ the neck, and a Rockfield SWC Humbucker @ the bridge. And then there's a separate volume knob to manage the Fishman Powerbridge for the "acoustic guitar" + a 3-way toggle to select electric, blend or acoustic. I'd prefer a maple neck.

    The MK shop is very responsive to questions. But I'm not at all impressed with the videos I've listened to >for acoustic sounds<, and the one MK dealer I can get to easily from home doesn't respond at all. IDK. Right now I have a versatile semi-hollow (a modded Gretsch Thinline) that I love and a bunch of acoustic-electrics. No practical reason to buy this guitar.

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    I had the 1953 tele. It was comfortable to play but it was HEAVY! But it seemed pretty well built.
     
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    We have an MK strat copy at the shop I repair in. It looks beautiful. Mahogany body, sweet flamed top, Birdseye neck, abalone dots, very pretty.

    Hardware is very nice.

    Pickups are "Rock something or other", I forget the exact name. They sound nice.

    It's a great playing guitar for not a lot of money.

    It weighs about 753,000 pounds.
     
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    I admit that is some beautiful craftsmanship, not my cup of tea, but I do admire the build.
     
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    I read that they were Korean imports with quality and appearance comparable to Schecter guitars.
     
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    When Reverb told a history of the company that their exact words. Boutique guitars at an affordable price. I had never heard of the company. So they do look boutique. And they are affordable.:twisted:
     
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    Is that a mother of pearl body or a white-stained quilted maple top? I didn't see one with that finish on their site.
     
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    I recently bought a CC50Fralin, Telecaster.

    The build quality and sound are beyond what you pay for.

    Their looks speak for themselves.

    Check one out if you get a chance or better yet, make the chance.

    You won't be disappointed. ;)

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    I love the look of this blem, which supposedly came out too green to be sold full price as their "Blue Jean Wash" finish...

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    boutique like the genesis car?
     
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    I like them, always glad to see a manufacture putting out something a bit different.
     
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