Founded by Tracy Hoeft in 1999 and named after his children, Michael Kelly Guitars was born out of the need to cater to a market that was exceptionally under served. Before Michael Kelly Guitars came to be, it was virtually impossible for working musicians to get their hands on budget-friendly acoustic bass guitars and mandolins that didn't sacrifice incredible sound. The cornerstone of the Michael Kelly brand has always been great sound before anything else; with a clear vision of being "Built On Sound". Following closely after sound, another important goal of Michael Kelly was (and still is) to offer musicians an instrument with boutique, custom aesthetics that make them as wonderful to look at as they are to hear and play. By the early 2000s, Michael Kelly Guitars introduced its first electric and acoustic guitars, and today, Michael Kelly is extremely proud to provide players with an extensive array of unique, boutique-inspired instruments that are as easy on the eyes and ears as they are on your wallet!
Michael Kelly Acoustic Guitars
Here at Sam Ash, we pride ourselves on having an extensive catalog of acoustic guitars to choose from, but Michael Kelly acoustic guitars are certainly not your run-of-the-mill instruments. Many of these MK acoustics have unique appointments that emphasize the sound and playability unlike other acoustic guitar on the market. One of Michael Kelly's crowning achievements is the signature Michael Kelly Port technology, which results in acoustics with a bolder, more resonant sound thanks to MK's unique bracing pattern and specific placement of the soundhole. With their extreme cutaway design, these guitars are incredibly comfortable to play and allow for an easier reach to the higher frets. Many of the Michael Kelly acoustic-electric guitars also come equipped with discreet Fishman pickups that help boost your sound without the electronics taking away from the aesthetic of your instrument. Regardless of which acoustic you choose, you’re bound to get an instrument that sounds, looks, and plays great at a very reasonable price. Looking for the perfect Michael Kelly acoustic guitar or acoustic-electric guitar? Be sure to check out our in-depth Michael Kelly Acoustic Guitar Buyers Guide.
Michael Kelly Electric Guitars
At Sam Ash, we are proud to carry a vast selection of electric guitars that'll fit any budget, playing style, or musical need. We are extremely honored to be authorized dealers of Michael Kelly electric guitars, providing players with a beautiful-looking and wonderful-sounding guitar at a fraction of the price of any upscale, premium guitar you might find. Michael Kelly electric guitars are unique enough to stand out on their own, but familiar enough to easily get acquainted with and starting playing immediately. With the MK 1950s and 1960s guitars, you’ll get the look and feel of your favorite vintage guitars with appointments that scream modern—from beautiful wood tops in gorgeous finishes to premium, versatile electronics including exclusive Rockfield pickups and the Great 8 Mod. You can even check out the stunning Michael Kelly Patriot guitars if you crave top-notch modern style and performance. Or if you need the tonal flexibility to tackle virtually any gig or recording session, you really need to check out the extremely versatile Michael Kelly Hybrid guitars, which give you a massive range of sounds from a classic humbucker growl to lush acoustic tones. The Michael Kelly Custom Collection guitars are among the very best that the brand has to offer, with models such as the CC50 Fralin Ebony, which sports an exquisite striped ebony top and comes equipped with pickups that were crafted by renowned pickup maker Lindy Fralin.
Michael Kelly Bass Guitars
Of course, as we mentioned earlier, offering high-quality bass guitars was a huge part of the why the Michael Kelly brand came to be. Here at Sam Ash, we carry plenty of Michael Kelly bass guitars. Both Michael Kelly electric bass guitars and Michael Kelly acoustic bass guitars give bassists an opportunity to own a top-shelf, high-performance instrument at an incredible value. The acoustic Dragonfly Series acoustic and acoustic-electric bass guitars are gorgeous, instruments with quilted maple tops and beautiful inlay & rosette work that’ll impress you before you even pluck a string.
If you're a guitarist or bassist that demands only the finest in quality, tone, playability, and style in a surprisingly affordable instrument, you have to check out the Michael Kelly collection!
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With over 90 years of serving musicians, Sam Ash is proud to be part of your musical journey! If you have any questions about the products we sell, our staff of professional musicians have the answers. Just give them a call at 800-472-6274 and they will be glad to help you select the right piece of gear to suit your needs and budget. Speaking of budgets, be sure to ask about our special financing and leasing options.