Michael Kelly Patriot Decree Open Pore Electric Guitar

Packed with PAF-style pickups and a set neck, the Michael Kelly Patriot Decree delivers a modern take on a classic recipe for great guitar tone and feel.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Graphite nut Self-lubricating, added tuning stability
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Sungkai body Similar sound and grain patterns to Ash

Plug in, turn up and take in the tone! The Patriot Decree OP is built with sound as a priority. It starts with its carefully crafted set-neck construction and upgraded PAF-Plus pickups. The Decree OP's unique open pore texture and satin finish will catch your eye, but is still all about the tone. This extra-thin finish means that there is nothing holding back its sustain and bold tone. With one strum, you will feel this focus on tone as well as hearing it.

The Patriot Decree OP has a mahogany body and neck, with a top made of Sungkai, an amazing tone wood hand-selected by Michael Kelly for this instrument. The Decree OP has Michael Kelly's tone-expanding Great 8 Mod, giving you 8 distinctive sonic settings to assure that you can dial-in exactly that right tone for your playing situation.
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Top: Sungkai
Body: Mahogany
Construction: Set Neck
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays: Pearl Bones
Headstock: Traditional MK Electric
Scale Length: 24.75"
Truss Rod Type: Dual Action
Neck Profile: Modern C
Nut Material: Graphite
Nut Type: Standard
Nut Width: 43mm (1 11/16")
Electronics: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone (with push/pull coil split), 3-way Toggle Switch
Neck Pickup: MK PAF-Plus
Bridge Pickup: MK PAF-Plus
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Grover
Bridge Type: Tune-O-Matic / String-thru
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Faded Black
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKPDOBBERA
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKPDOTRERA
Tobacco Burst
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MKPDOTSERA
Faded Black, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Red, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Tobacco Burst, with Gig Bag
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Faded Black, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 19.25 lbs
Red, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 19.25 lbs
Tobacco Burst, with Hard Case
Shipping Weight: 19.5 lbs

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted December 4, 2021 by Jason Ryszka in maricopa, AZ
"Hard to review."
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This guitar is difficult to review. It is stunning to look at. The finish is perfect to the eye and to the touch. The fret marker inlays are absolutely beautiful. I love looking at this thing. I own 11 guitars with all sorts of pickup configurations. I've done a lot of pickup swapping. Active, passive, humbuckers w/ coil split, single coil, ceramic, alnico, etc. The pickups in the Patriot Decree are like none I've ever heard before. They are sonic perfection to my ears. They both sound great humbucking or split. The neck pickup in particular is unbelievable. With the volume all the way up, it has a unique growl to it. There are some amazing sounds in this beast. It would do well with any genera. For rock, blues, or jazz, this is it. I can't imagine finding a guitar that sounds better in those generas.The string through tune-o-matic bridge makes this guitar super comfortable to play. I've been raving about this guitar, so why do I find it hard to review? Out of the box this thing had what was hands down the worst setup of any guitar, any any price level, I have ever bought. I always expect to have to do a setup on any new guitar. This was next level bad though. It was totally unplayable out of the box. I've read a ton of great reviews on Michael Kelly guitars out of the box setup. I don't know what happened with this one.First off the strings were corroded. No biggy but very weird on a new guitar. The biggest issue was that the nut was cut too low. I had to remove it, shim it, read more and adjust it. What a pain. I probably should have returned it but the two day shipping took nine days to get to my door, I was too excited to actually play my new guitar. The bridge was lowered all the way down and the strings were just resting across the frets. This helped to hide the fact that the frets were super unlevel. The second fret was massively high and there were about a dozen others that were in need of leveling to mild degree.Once I got the frets fixed and strings swapped, I was surprised to find that the intonation was spot on as is. Even with all of the work required to get it playable, I would still recommend it to any experienced player. The work was well worth it. This is now one hell of a guitar. The guitar feels solid as a tank.

Musical Background:
25 years playing guitar

Musical Style:
Mainly rock, blues, and metal.
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