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Michael Kelly 1955 Electric Guitar

Gorgeous and vintage come to mind when it comes to the Michael Kelly 1955 electric guitar.


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MSRP: Old Price $939.99 Discounted Price $599.99 Save : $340.00 (36%)


MSRP: Old Price $939.99 Discounted Price $599.99 Save : $340.00 (36%)
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The Michael Kelly 1955 is a guitar that is heavily influenced from some of the best boutique builders the world has to offer. The vintage-style specs on the 1955 are all desired when it comes to searching for a vintage guitar.  Thanks to the modern appointments you get a vintage-style guitar with the feel of a modern one to add to its playability and comfort. The Great 8 mod is an excellent addition to this guitar which will influence you to experiment with your tone for hours. The Michael Kelly 1955 electric guitar is an excellent choice to go for whether you're a beginner looking for your first real guitar, or even a professional player who wants a really nice guitar.

Vintage-Style Specs
The Michael Kelly 1955 is crafted of a gorgeous swamp ash body topped with quilt maple and complemented by a genuine flame maple binding. The neck is crafted from maple, topped with a maple or ebony fretboard. The 25.5" scale length is perfect for the tension of the strings which is what would have been used in the 50s.

Modern Appointments
The modern "C" neck profile provides you with ultimate playability and comfort when you're going for fast fret action! The Rockfield pickups designed for the 1955 also speaks in volumes. You are able to manipulate your tone from vintage to modern at the push of a tone knob. Thanks to the power of the Great 8 mod you have so much tonal capabilities.

The Great 8 Mod
The Great 8 mod is a feature that we are seeing on most of the Michael Kelly models and there's a reason for that. This sets their guitars apart from the rest. Thanks to this feature we're able to see what its like playing a guitar that can switch from a humbucker, to a single-coil instantly. Each pickup is fully controllable as far as what you would like to hear from them.


  • Swamp Ash Body w/Quilt Maple Top & Genuine Flame Maple Binding
  • 25.5"-Scale Modern "C" Maple Neck w/Maple or Ebony Fretboard
  • Great 8 Mod
  • Rockfield Mini Humbucker & Rockfield SWC Humbucker
  • No Case Included

Get your Michael Kelly 1955 Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar

Thrilled with my Michael Kelly 1955


I received my Michael Kelly 1955 in Caramel Burst ten days ago and I am thrilled with it. The materials and the fit and finish are tremendous! It is a truly beautiful instrument. I purchased at a good sale price, but would have been more than satisfied if paying regular price. The neck profile, neck finish and fretboard compound radius make for a comfortable and easy playing experience. The fret prep and dressing is superb, particularly for such an affordable guitar. I play through an older Peavy Bandit 112 red stripe and am delighted with the ability to get different tones with the two types of humbuckers and the ability to independently coil tap each within the Mod 8 set up.



Affordable, plays great, very versatile


I'd played one of these in a Sam Ash store a while back and had been thinking about it ever since. This is a great guitar, the neck is fast, the electronics offer a lot of versatility and it looks like a guitar that would cost four times this much. Kudos to this company for making such an attractive, versatile and affordable guitar



I'm a fan of both Sam Ash and MK guitars


Blown away...inexpensive Michael Kelly 55 guitar looks, feels and sounds like a $2000 guitar...great workmanship, great hardware...best feature is the neck. Perfect profile for me...fretwork perfect.



Sounds great, feels great and stunning finish


I can't keep my hands off this guitar! I wanted a tele style guitar with humbuckers at a reasonable price. This fits the bill and then some. The action is perfect, the guitar stays in tune, and it is gorgeous. Oh and the sustain. This things rings out for longer than my Les Paul.


Oldsmar, FL


1955 Electric Guitar

5.0 4


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 43mm
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Fingerboard Radius 10.5" - 16" Compound
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Swamp Ash
Top Quilt Maple
Bridge Pickup Rockfield® SWC Humbucker-L
Neck Pickup Rockfield® Mini Humbucker-L
Bridge Type Traditional
Tuning Machines Die-Cast
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
Case/Bag Included No
Series 1950s Series
Model 1955 Model
Warranty Info:

All Michael Kelly Guitar instruments are backed by a warranty. Instruments purchased in the United States of America after May 1, 2015 are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Michael Kelly warrants solely to the original purchaser of a Michael Kelly instrument if purchased from Michael Kelly directly or from one of the small number of U.S. retailers defined on MichaelKellyGuitars.com as authorized dealers.
Michael Kelly warrants that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the instrument is owned by the original purchaser, and until the ownership of the instrument is transferred to another, subject to the limitations described below in this agreement. This warranty is not transferable under any circumstances, and applies to the original owner only, provided the product is purchased as NEW from an authorized Michael Kelly dealer.

That stated warranty is only valid in the country from which your NEW Michael Kelly branded instrument was purchased. This warranty is specifically limited to products purchased in the United States of America and only purchased after May 1, 2015 from a designated dealer authorized by Guruz Media Inc./Michael Kelly Guitars.
In order to validate your warranty, you must register your instrument using the online warranty registration within thirty (30) days at www.MichaelKellyguitars.com/register. You also must retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase. In the unlikely event of a warranty claim you will be required to provide a copy of this.

Please visit https://michaelkellyguitars.com/en/page/support for more info.

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