Michael Kelly Forte Port Exotic JE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Featuring a unique Java Ebony top and off-center soundhole, the Michael Kelly Forte Port Exotic JE acoustic-electric produces rich, deep, full-bodied tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
12-inch fretboard radius Flatter feel for more comfort
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Okoume back and sides Warm and articulate tone
Ovangkol fretboard Smooth feel; brighter top end with full midrange

When you first lay eyes on the Forte Exotic JE you won't help but notice the guitar's striking Java Ebony top. The styling is enhanced thanks to a bold satin black finish on the Okoume back and sides, along with the addition of black binding and hardware. The sonic performance is just as striking as the Forte Exotic's look. These woods combine to give you a full-bodied rich and deep tone. Michael Kelly further improves performance via Port Technology, positioning the soundhole off center and opening up a larger soundboard.

Want to plug it in? No problem. The Forte Exotic JE includes a complete Fishman electronics system with an under saddle pickup.
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- Top: Java Ebony & Mahogany Blend
- Back Material: Okoume
- Side Material: Okoume
- Binding: Black Triple Ply
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ovangkol
- Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48 cm
- Number of Frets: 20
- Inlays: Mini-Dots
- Scale Length: 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
- Truss Rod Type: Dual Action
- Neck Profile: Comfort C
- Nut Material: Black Tusq
- Nut Width: 1 11/16" / 43 mm
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53
- Electronics: Fishman Preamp and Pickup
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Tuning Keys: MK Diecast
- Bridge Type: Zero-End Pin Ovangkol
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 6.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKFESJESFX
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Shipping Weight: 9.75 lbs
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Shipping Weight: 16.75 lbs

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted July 9, 2021 by a customer from yahoo.com

"Blown away by the tone and playability"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Right out of the box this guitar came set up and ready to play. No sharp frets. Quickly tuned up and plugged into a PA… very crisp sound on par with much more expensive guitars. Unplugged this guitar DOES NOT disappoint at all. It has a nice rounded, even tone. The Fishman electronics also have a built in tuner. I love not having bridge pins… just a cool touch. It’s easy to play and if it ever disappears, I will buy another one. My other acoustics are a Martin D-28 and 0007. This cheap guitar really doesn’t feel cheap nor does it sound cheap.
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