Michael Kelly 1953 Electric Guitar (Blue Jean Wash, Maple Fingerboard) (Restock)

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Alder Body w/ Flame Maple Top, 25.5" Scale Modern "C" Maple Neck, Dual Rockfield TexPlus Single-Coil Pickups
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The Michael Kelly 1953 electric guitar is truly a more traditionally built model. The vintage specs are incredible while making use of the Quad mod to further increase the fun of this guitar. Furthermore, the modern appointments on this guitar are a great addition to really drive it home with the high-quality aspects this guitar has. Whether you're a beginner, serious player, or even a collector, this is an incredible piece of equipment to have that really screams vintage and traditional and feels amazing.

Vintage Specs
The different types of tonal woods used on this guitar make up for a vintage, and traditional style piece. The body is of alder topped with a flame maple top and alder binding. The neck complements the body with a maple neck. Resonance is key when it comes to this guitar and you will get a lot of high frequency range for the smacking tone we all know and love from vintage-style guitars.

Quad Mod
With the power of the Quad mod, you are given the power of a 4th pickup setting which turns both of your neck and bridge pickups on and makes your single-coil pickups sound almost identical to that of a humbucker. Due to the fact that your single-coil pickups are in two separate parts of the body, it gives you a very unique sound from that positioning.

Modern Appointments
As previously mentioned before, the Quad mod is a modern take on vintage-style. In addition to the Quad mod, the Michael Kelly 1953 is blessed with Rockfield TexPlus single-coil pickups which gives you just the right amount of vintage tone while giving it the modern sound it needs. The Michael Kelly 1953 doesn't stray far from traditional specs, but when it comes to comfort and playability, the modern "C" style neck profile gives you some of the best feeling in the world when it comes to playing a guitar up and down the neck.


  • Alder Body w/ Flame Maple Top & Alder Binding
  • 25.5" Scale Modern "C" Maple Neck w/ Macassar Ebony or Maple Fretboard
  • Quad Mod Electronics w/ Master Volume, Master Tone, & 4-position Blade Switch
  • Rockfield TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 9.5k DC Resistance) Neck Pickup
  • Rockfield TexPlus Single-Coil (Alnico V Magnet, 10.5k DC Resistance) Bridge Pickup
  • Case Not Included

⚠️ WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
Model NumberMK53SBJMROL
Item ConditionRestock
Electric Guitar TypeSolid Body Electric Guitar
FinishBlue Jean Wash
Finish TypeNitrocellulose
Electric Guitar Body StyleDouble Cut
Body ConstructionBolt On
Number of Frets22
Scale Length25.5"
Top MaterialMaple
Body MaterialAlder
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialMaple
Bridge TypeFixed
Nut MaterialBone
Nut Width43mm
Number of Pickups2
Pickup ConfigurationS-S
Bridge PickupRockfield TexPlus Single-Coil
Neck PickupRockfield TexPlus Single-Coil
ControlsVolume & Tone
Switch4-position Blade Switch
Coil TappingNo
Hardware ColorChrome
SizeFull Size
Case IncludedNo
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