Michael Kelly 1953 Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard

Michael Kelly fuses boutique looks with budget-friendly prices! This 1953 model features a gorgeous flamed maple top that also adds a killer top-end twang.
Just the right amount of vintage magic makes the Michael Kelly 1953 the choice for those who are seeking a more traditional instrument. The 1953's 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 that Michael Kelly call 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's 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: Maple
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
Blue Jean Wash
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKG MK53SBJMRO
Blue Jean Wash, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Blue Jean Wash, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 23.25 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 727-793-0079
(1 ratings)
Submitted May 20, 2021 by Grant L
"Fantastic Guitar!"
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I have a small, but carefully curated collection of guitars. I can't/don't spend big bucks on each guitar, so I want to make sure whatever I get ticks a lot of boxes and, for me, this is perfect. It's light weight, super comfortable (has both arm and belly cuts) and plays like a dream. And with all the super thin necks that are so prevalent today, it's nice to find something a bit more standard for those of us with bigger hands. I did upgrade to locking tuners, but I don't think I'll be touching the pickups. Overall a great pick for a T-style daily player!
Musical Background:
Have played guitar for my own enjoyment for about 30 years. No stage experience.
Musical Style:
Rock, metal, ballads, and 'singalong with my kids' tunes. Mostly old school stuff at this point.
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