Michael Kelly Guitars

Michael Kelly Mod Shop 55

Sale price $909.99 Regular price $1,430.00

Welcome to The Mod Shop – where we’ve customized our popular 1955 model to bring you something even more special. The Mod Shop 55 has Lindy Fralin USA hand wound pickups and enhanced electronics with a partial coil tap feature and upgraded capacitor. It’s equipped with our Great 8 Boutique Mod to give you 8 unique sound settings.

Mod Shop 55

The Mod Shop 55 is a customized version of our top selling 1955 model. We start with a great 1955 in any available color and then customize it in our shop in Kentucky. With this Mod Shop version we add some great Lindy Fralin pickups and a great electronics mod to the 55’s Swamp Ash body, Quilt Maple top, Flame Maple binding and comfortable Maple neck.

On the 1955 Fralin Mod we went we went with the most articulate humbucker we’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 which we put in the neck position of the 1955 Mod. The Fralin Mini Humbucker is a dual coil hum-canceling pickup with the clarity and “rounder” high strings normally associated with a single coil pickup. Lindy Fralin suggested that we 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.

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 46 x 109 x 14 cm

Micheal Kelly


Amber, Black Wash, Caramel Burst



  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
  • Construction: Bolt On


  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple on Amber Trans and Black Wash, 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
  • 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: T-Style

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