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The active amplification system by Fishman® includes an onboard control for volume and one for tone. These are mounted inside of the soundhole for easy access, and this avoids the need to cut a hole in the side of your guitar, maximizing performance.
At this price, the well-designed, well-constructed Michael Kelly Forte Port, loaded with top-rate Fishman electronics, is a bargain that cost-conscious guitarists should seriously consider.
ACOUSTIC GUITAR'S FORTE PORT VIDEO INCLUDED
Acoustic guitar design has not changed significantly since the pre-World War II era. For several years now, the Michael Kelly team has been working on a fresh new approach to acoustic guitars. This has culminated with the development of the new Port Technology. At the core of this innovation is an offset soundhole approach coupled with an all new bracing design. Traditional soundhole placement interrupts a potentially potent “soundboard” area located between the neck and the bridge. By relocating the soundhole, Michael Kelly was able to bring this area to life, providing a louder and more resonate overall top performance. This performance enhancement is especially evident on models with integrated electronics where the added resonance collaborates with the bridge mounted piezo for undeniably better results.LEARN MORE
The Forte Port features Michael Kelly's Port Technology. This fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. It is dynamic, responsive and has a big bold sound. The Forte Port features an aggressive cutaway giving you more fingerboard access and great balance.
The Forte Port is equipped with an active Fishman electronics system. The under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte. You can control the volume and adjust the tone with two onboard controls, located in the soundhole. Discrete, but very easy to use and all without any holes cut into the side of the instrument.
We offer three different Port models, each with differences in specifications that impact its sonic characteristics. We want to make sure that you choose the right model for you. Check out the video comparison here to hear each one and choose the right Port for you.
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Our acoustic Comfort-C neck profile is easy to play, comfortable and
performance-oriented. We knew that you would want to play your new MK for hours and hours, so we crafted a neck just for you. Each one is machine milled for consistency based on the specification shown here.