Michael Kelly 1957
The Michael Kelly Guitar Company took the best of what Leo Fender’s pioneering guitar had to offer and with their 1950’s Series, tries to improve a icon.
The 1957 has a tone all its own that doesn’t make it a “copycat” guitar. This is not just a guitar you buy if you can’t afford the “real thing.” This guitar IS the real thing. Every guitar I own has its own level of mojo, and this Michael Kelly definitely has a distinct vibe, straight out of the box.
The Michael Kelly 1957 delivers six stringed luxury. Highly figured quilt maple tops off a premium swamp ash body, delivering the perfect blend of tone and weight. The Rockfield SWV neck pickup is perfectly combined with a Seymour Duncan Little ’59™ in the bridge. This combination is made more potent with the additional capabilities to switch each independently from humbucker to a traditional single coil performance. The body of the 1957 is perfectly outlined with real flame maple binding. Don’t you deserve all of this?
The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?
- Top: Quilt Maple
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
- Construction: Bolt On
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Maple
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- 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 (push/pull coil tap) - master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
- Neck Pickup: Rockfield® SWV Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: USA Seymour Duncan® Little '59™
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Grover®
- Bridge Type: T-Style