Michael Kelly Mod Shop '55 Electric Guitar, Custom Fralin, Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Loaded with pickups from the coveted pickup maker, Lindy Fralin, this eye-catching guitar delivers clear note separation perfect for any player.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Quilted maple top Beautiful "wavy" grain; adds clarity
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Lindy Fralin Pure PAF humbucker Unmatched articulation; smooth when overdriven
Lindy Fralin Mini Humbucker Hum-cancelling with a round, warm sound

The Mod Shop 55 is a customized version of Michael Kelly's top selling 1955 model. This Mod Shop version adds some Lindy Fralin pickups and an electronics mod to the 55's Swamp Ash body, Quilt Maple top, Flame Maple binding and comfortable Maple neck.

On the 1955 Fralin Mod, Michael Kelly went with the most articulate humbucker they've ever heard in the bridge position, Fralin's Pure PAF. Absolutely no "mud" here, the Pure PAF provides fantastic note separation even when moderately overdriven. This pickup matches very well with the Fralin Mini Humbucker, a dual coil hum-canceling pickup with the clarity and "rounder" high strings normally associated with a single coil pickup. Lindy Fralin suggested that Michael Kelly apply a "partial-tap" option rather than the traditional "coil-split" which cuts the output of one coil by 50% when activating the push-pull switch on either of the control knobs. This makes for less of an overall volume drop when splitting each pickup for a single coil tone.
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Top: Quilt Maple
Body: Swamp Ash
Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
Construction: Bolt On
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Maple on Amber Trans, Rosewood on Caramel Burst
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 LEARN MORE
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Type: Standard
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
Electronics: Great 8 Partial-Tap Mod - Master Volume (push/pull partial coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull partial coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
Neck Pickup: Fralin Mini Humbucker (hand-wound in the USA)
Bridge Pickup: Fralin Pure PAF (hand-wound in the USA)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Die Cast
Bridge Type: Traditional
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MK55MEBPLO
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 727-793-0079


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