Michael Kelly Guitars

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Michael Kelly Guitar Company
IndustryMusical instruments
Founded1999; 24 years ago (1999)
FounderTracy Hoeft
Area served
ProductsElectric and acoustic guitars, basses, acoustic and electric mandolins

The Michael Kelly Guitar Company is a US musical instrument company founded in 1999 and based in Clearwater, Florida. Michael Kelly imports high quality instruments manufactured to their specifications (mainly from South Korea). The company has recently gained popularity, particularly due to the release of their new Mod Shop Guitars, where they take some of their standard designs and swap out the pickups using Lindy Fralin, Seymour Duncan, TV Jones, Bare Knuckle and Fishman.

Michael Kelly gained popularity due to their Dragonfly II acoustic bass,[1] which has been used by Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down, and Tony Bigley of Souls Harbor.

Current line of products commercialised by Michael Kelly includes electric and acoustic guitars, basses, acoustic and electric mandolins.

Current models[edit]

Electric guitars[edit]

  • Patriot Black
  • Patriot Custom
  • Patriot Decree
  • Patriot Limited
  • Patriot Premium
  • Patriot Standard
  • Patriot Supreme
  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid Special
  • 1950s Model Guitars
  • 1960s Model Guitars

Acoustic guitars[edit]

  • Forte Port
  • Forte Exotic JE
  • Koa Special
  • Triad 10E
  • Triad Port
  • Forte Port X
  • 3D Grand Auditorium

Acoustic basses[edit]

  • Dragonfly 4 String
  • Dragonfly 4 String Left Handed
  • Dragonfly 5 String
  • Dragonfly 4 String Fretless
  • Dragonfly 5 String Fretless

Electric basses[edit]

  • Element 4Q
  • Element 5Q
  • Custom Collection Element 4
  • Custom Collection Element 5
  • Rick Turner B4 Bass


A-Style Mandolins F-Style Mandolins Electric F-Style Mandolins

Discontinued electric models[edit]

  • Hex Deluxe
  • Valor X #Double-cut#
  • Valor Q #Double-cut#
  • Valor Limited #Double-cut#
  • Valor Custom #Double-cut#
  • Hourglass (PRS Santana/Les Paul, Double-cut)
  • Vibe #Hollowbody#
  • Deuce Phoenix #Hollowbody#
  • Patriot Phoenix #Single-cut)
  1. vex nv #double cut#


  1. ^ Michael Kelly Dragonfly bass review by Raul Amador on Bass Musician Magazine, April 22, 2019

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