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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 X

The Forte Port X starts with the Michael Kelly Port Technology. This fine-tuned combination of bracing and an offset soundhole placement works great with this all quilt maple body. Available in two distinctive colors.

Easily amplify your Port X thanks to the included active Fishman electronics and the under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte Port X.


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SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Back Material: Quilt Maple
  • Side Material: Quilt Maple
  • Binding: Black Triple Ply

Neck

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48 cm
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Forte Celtic Knot 12th fret custom inlay with Mini Dots
  • Headstock: Quilt Maple
  • Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Comfort C
  • Nut Material: Fast Black Nylon
  • Nut Type: Standard
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16" / 43 mm
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53

Electronics

  • Electronics: Fishman Preamp

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • 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!

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Front of Zero Pin Bridge
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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!

Which Port model is right for you?

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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