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Forte Port Koa
Forte Port Koa
Forte Port Koa
Forte Port Koa

PORT TECHNOLOGY

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.

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Forte Port Koa

The Forte Port Koa 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 Koa features an aggressive cutaway giving you more fingerboard access and great balance.

The Forte Port Koa is equipped with an active Fishman Preamp and the under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte.


  • MKFPSKOSFX Gloss Koa

SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Top: Flame Koa
  • Back Material: Mahogany
  • Side Material: Mahogany

Neck

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Forte Celtic Knot 12th fret custom inlay with Mini Dots
  • Headstock: Flame Koa
  • Scale Length 25.5 inches / 647.7mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Comfort C
  • Nut Material: Tusq
  • Nut Type: Standard
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16" / 43mm
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53

Electronics

  • Electronics: Fishman Preamp

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Zero-End Pin Ovangkol

Notes

  • Special "Port" offset soundhole placement with Port bracing to enhance top resonance
  • Extreme cutaway body shape that provides enhanced access to upper frets and great balance

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ZERO PIN BRIDGE

It always happens at the worst possible time — you break a string at a gig. What if you could radically shorten the time it takes to change your string? The Michael Kelly Zero Pin Bridge makes that possible.

Our innovative Zero Pin Bridge allows players to change a string without tools and without the stress of losing or breaking pins. A quick slide into the specially-designed groove makes the inevitable string change as quick and easy as possible!

Front of Zero Pin Bridge

Back of Zero Pin Bridge

ZERO PIN BRIDGE

It always happens at the worst possible time — you break a string at a gig. What if you could radically shorten the time it takes to change your string? The Michael Kelly Zero Pin Bridge makes that possible.

Our innovative Zero Pin Bridge allows players to change a string without tools and without the stress of losing or breaking pins. A quick slide into the specially-designed groove makes the inevitable string change as quick and easy as possible!

COMFORT-C NECK PROFILE

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.