Michael Kelly 1953 Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard

With a throwback '50s design, coil-tap electronics and an eye-catching flame maple top, the Michael Kelly 1953 delivers vintage vibes and modern versatility.
Just the right amount of vintage magic makes the 1953 the choice for those that are seeking a more traditional instrument. The '53s all-Alder body is capped with flame maple and the pickup configuration is vintage traditional. Well at least that is how it appears. Actually Michael Kelly put an MK electronics mod on the 1953 it is called the Quad Mod. As the name implies you get 4 great sonic options instead of the expected 3 options. The 1953 has a 4 way switch and in that fourth switch position Michael Kelly gives you both pickups in series. It is like having a nice fat humbucker as those two pickups work together. The 1953 also has some nice and hot single-coil Rockfield's designed especially for this instrument. Traditional has never been more evolved.
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Top: Flame Maple
Body: Alder
Binding: Alder
Construction: Bolt On
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Macassar Ebony, Blue Jean Wash available in Maple fingerboard version
Fretboard Radius: 10.5"
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Dots
Headstock: 1950
Scale Length: 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod Type: Dual Action
Neck Profile: Modern C
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Boutique Mod: Quad Mod (models made after April 2016)
Electronics: Master volume - master tone - 4-way blade switch (position #4 gives you Neck & Bridge in series for a unique added humbucker like tone)
Neck Pickup: Rockfield TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 9.5k DC Resistance)
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 10.5k DC Resistance)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Die Cast
Bridge Type: Traditional
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Caramel Burst
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKG MK53SCBERO
Caramel Burst, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Caramel Burst, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 727-793-0079
(1 ratings)
Submitted June 28, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Blown away !!"
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First off the looks. Wow ! I get a lot of compliments on this thing. The neck is a great smooth satin modern c shape and the frets were finished nicely. Fretboard is rolled well and feels good and the nut is well made, I did take the nut down to a lower first fret action as they ship a little high . The electronics were a lot better than I expected have full size pots and nice cloth wire with a fender style robust switch . The pickups are great !! They aren’t special at one thing but perfect all rounders ! I don’t feel the need to change them any time soon .
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