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Michael Kelly: Koa Special Electro Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar | INSTRUMENTS
Publisher Michael Kelly
IMPORTANT INFORMATION. This item can only be delivered to UK addresses.
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The Enlightened 55 is an ultralight electric guitar with unexpectedly large tone. The core of the 55 is its humbucker and mini-humbucker pickup combination. We enhance that with the use of the Great 8 Mod to give you 8 different tone settings ranging from double humbucker to focused single coil. All are just a click or two away. The pickups are specially voiced to maximize the sonic performance of the Enlightened design. With all Enlightened models, we implemented an approach to making a lighter electric guitar that we carefully developed over several years as we focused to make the best sub-6 pound guitars on the market. We achieved this by changing the wood and making multiple modifications to the body and parts to deliver something special. The primary body wood on the Enlightened 55 is red cedar. We selected this member of the mahogany family because it delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We topped it with quilt maple to make it visually striking. The weight was reduced further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. The Enlightened 55 also has been upgraded with an aluminum bridge and control plate for added weight relief along with enhanced tone. Often, light weight guitars are hard to play with a guitar strap because they are neck heavy, leading to neck-dive. For the Enlightened collection, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement to deliver improved balance. Tone, balance, versatility, and comfort are all hallmarks of the Enlightened 55.


Body Body Binding Genuine Flame Maple
Acoustic Top Material
Acoustic Back Material
Acoustic Side Material
Neck Scale Length 25.5 inches / 647.7mm
Neck Construction Bolt-on
Neck Material Maple
Neck Binding
Fretboard Pau Ferro
Fretboard Radius Compound 10.5"" to 16""
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays Dots
Headstock 1950
Nut Type Standard
Nut Material 43mm
Nut Width 43mm
Truss Rod Type Dual Action
Neck Profile Modern C
Electronics Features Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Acoustic Electronics
Hardware Type of Strings D'Addario EXL110 (.010 to .046)
Tuning Keys MK Die Cast
Bridge Type Ultralight Aluminum Traditional
Hardware Colour Chrome
Special Features Boutique Mods Great 8 1955
Special Boutique Mod Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
Special Features
Subtitle Hickory Sunset
UPC 809164022138
Edition Number MKKOSHSSFY
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