Michael Kelly Guitars

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Michael Kelly Guitars
IndustryMusical instruments
FounderTracy Hoeft
HeadquartersUnited States
Area served
ProductsPatriot Series
Nostalgia Series
Hybrid Series
Firefly Series
Club Custom Series
Dragonfly Series
A-Style Series
F-Style Series
Integrated Pickup Series

Michael Kelly Guitars is an American guitar, bass and mandolin company, who imports high quality instruments manufactured to their specifications (mainly from S. Korea). Based in Clearwater, Florida, they are a division of Guruz Media Inc, also based in Clearwater, Florida. Michael Kelly Guitars was founded in 1999. 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. They are also hot rodding the wiring, and adding coil tap volume and tone pots to some of the Mod Shop Designs. They have also gained popularity due to their Dragonfly II acoustic bass, which has been used by Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down, Tony Bigley of Souls Harbor, and others #see [1] for a full list#.

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]

  • 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#

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