Michael Kelly Enlightened '55 Electric Guitar, Pau Ferro Fingerboard

With an ultra-light weight, a huge sound, and an easy playing feel, the Michael Kelly Enlightened 55 electric is an awesome stage and travel guitar.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Quilted maple top Beautiful "wavy" grain; adds clarity
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Weight-relieved body Lightweight with singing tone
Bone nut Enhanced sonic character

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, and enhanced 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, Michael Kelly implemented an approach to making a lighter electric guitar that was carefully developed over several years as they focused to make the best sub-6 pound guitars on the market. They 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. Michael Kelly 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. They then 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, Michael read more Kelly developed a combination for strap-button placement to deliver improved balance. Tone, balance, versatility, and comfort are all hallmarks of the Enlightened 55.
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Top: Quilt Maple
Body: Red Cedar
Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
Construction: Bolt On
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Pau Ferro
Fretboard Radius: Compound 10.5" to 16"
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Dots
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: Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
Electronics: Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Neck Pickup: Rockfield Mini Humbucker-L
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield SWC Humbucker-L
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
Bridge Type: Ultralight Aluminum Traditional
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Dark Tiger's Eye
Shipping Weight: 9.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKG MK55EDTPRO
Blemished, Dark Tiger's Eye
Shipping Weight: 9.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP MKGMK55EDTPRO
Dark Tiger's Eye, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Dark Tiger's Eye, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 20.75 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 727-793-0079