2012 - The Year Of The Acoustic!To go along with the new and improved Michael Kelly web site we decided we better come up with a few new models to spruce up the pages. We put that task to our product development team and they did not disappoint. Three new Patriot models and a completely new line of the MK acoustics guitars were developed for 2012 and if January's NAMM Show is any indicator this is the year of the acoustic.
Acoustic instruments have always been a large part of the Michael Kelly brand and for 2012 the line has been upgraded to include many solid top guitar including the new D-52 Series which are all solid mahogany and spruce models. New tone woods like the Bubinga clad J-91 Jumbo model, the all Maple J-60 Jumbo, as well as new finishes like transparent blue, trans red burst on the A-15 arena sized acoustics or the walnut stained D-50 Series (which does include a 12 string). Also new for 2012 is the Sojourn Series which are travel sized acoustics with the sound of their full sized counterparts. But they didn't stop there.
In addition to the new acoustics we are excited to offer three new Patriot models. First by popular demand is the Patriot Baritone. The Patriot Baritone is the direct offspring of the Patriot Lo-Boy offered in early 2000 but with a few upgrades. It has a "long Set" neck tenon that sits deep into the body for more tone and sustain. It also has a TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece, Duncan Designed humbuckers, and a comfortable 27.7" scale length. Next is the Patriot Magnum. The Patriot Magnum guitar offers great tone and sustain because of its long set neck tenon but also pushes performance to the edge with Duncan Designed humbuckers, Grover Rotomatic tuners and a TonePros adjustable bridge. Also, the Patriot Magnum is the first in the Patriot line to sport a 25" scale which gives The Magnum the full tone associated with 25.5" scale guitars but the playing comfort of a 24 3/4" scale. The 25" scale is also perfect for "de-tuned" playing. And finally, to compliment the Magnum is the Patriot Magnum Tremolo, which has all the features of the standard Magnum but includes a Floyd Rose Special locking tremolo. Both Magnum and Magnum tremolo come in a gloss black finish with silver binding or Metallic silver gloss with black binding.
So many MK choices make it so hard to choose but we think that's a good problem to have...ENJOY!
See our acoustic guitar line up
See our electric guitar line up
See our acoustic bass line up