Michael Kelly 1954 Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard

This T-style electric adds modern edge to a classic '50s design with its quilt maple top, compound-radius ebony fretboard, and coil-tappable bridge pickup.
The 1954 might be called the black sheep of Michael Kelly's 1950s collection. It avoids tradition in favor of a bolder look and tone. You can't help but notice the satin finish and exotic wood top. The powerful Rockfield SWC humbucker can be coil-tapped to deliver single-coil tone. The fast and comfortable neck is enhanced with a compound radius on the premium Macassar Ebony fingerboard. So askew tradition with your own 1954.
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Top: Quilt Maple
Body: Alder
Binding: Single Ply White
Construction: Bolt On
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
Fretboard Radius: Compound 10.5" to 16"
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 Type: Standard
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Electronics: master volume - master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3-way blade switch
Neck Pickup: MK Traditional Single Coil
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield SWC Humbucker
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Keys: Die Cast
Bridge Type: Traditional
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Satin Black Wash
Shipping Weight: 9.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MK54SBWERU
Blemished, Satin Black Wash
Shipping Weight: 9.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MK54SBWERU
Satin Black Wash, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Satin Black Wash, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 22.75 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 727-793-0079
(2 ratings)
Submitted January 1, 2021 by a customer from aol.com
"Solid and versatile."
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I can't really compare this to a genuine Tele but I can say that it's a great playing and sounding instrument that will give you a variety of sounds in one package. Heavy distortion, cleans, inbetweens, I was actually surprised how well this guitar handles gain, even in its single coil settings (neck and coil-tapped bridge), the pickups are very clear and articulate. Neck plays great, tuners are solid and hold well and the whole package is really and eye-catcher. The only thing that sticks out as being less than perfect on this guitar is that there's a little bit of sharpness along the edges of the frets. Nothing that's going to shred your fingers or need serious work to fix but it's something to mention on an otherwise really well put together guitar. If you want a modernized Tele style that can handle pretty much any type of music you throw at it, you can't go wrong with one of these.
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