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Michael Kelly Forte Exotic Ziricote Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Michael Kelly Forte Exotic Ziricote Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Okoume Back & Sides w/ Ziricote Top, 25.5"-Scale Mahogany Neck w/ Ovangkol Fingerboard, Fishman Presys Electronics


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MSRP: Old Price $519.99 Discounted Price $349.99 Save : $170.00 (33%)
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When you first lay eyes on the Forte Exotic Ziricote, you can not help but notice the striking appearance. That is thanks to the exotic Ziricote top. The styling is enhanced thanks to the Okoume back and sides and the addition of black binding and hardware. The sonic performance is just as striking as the Forte Exotic's look. These woods combine to give you a full-bodied rich and deep tone. Michael Kelly further improves that performance via our Port Technology which positions the soundhole off center and opens up a larger soundboard.

Want to plug it in? No problem. The Forte Exotic Ziricote includes a complete Fishman system. It is active and includes volume, contour and phase controls along with a built in tuner.

Port Technology
Acoustic guitar design has not changed significantly since the pre-World War II era. For several years now, the Michael Kelly team has been working on a fresh new approach to acoustic guitars. This has culminated with the development of the new Port Technology. At the core of this innovation is an offset soundhole approach coupled with an all new bracing design.


  • Okoume Back & Sides w/ Ziricote Top
  • 25.5"-Scale Mahogany Neck w/ Ovangkol Fingerboard
  • Standard C Neck Profile & 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • Fishman Presys Electronics (Volume/Contour/Phase Controls & Built-In Tuner)
  • Port Technology
  • Black Binding & Hardware
  • Case Not Included

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I would definitely recommend this guitar for all skill level


This guitar is not only beautiful, it's quality made (but the tuners need to be upgraded which is common). The guitar sounds incredible. I love it so far and have been playing this one more than any of my other guitars since I purchased it.



I love this Guitar!


I use this guitar to play for church and it sounds great when it's plugged in. That's not always the case with a guitar this size. I do however wish the tuner was more accurate. #sweepstakes


St. Augustine


I would Buy this Again!


I've been using this guitar to play at church and it is an amazing piece of equipment. I love the sound that comes out of this guitar when it's plugged in.



Amazing Guitar


Plays better than many high-end guitars! It plays at least as good as my $2500 Taylor! Looks sharp! Highly recommended!



Awesome 👍


Coolest acoustic electric guitar! Love the off placed sound holes. Did a set up on it, sounds like my Cole Clark now



Can't be beat for price and quality.


I have been researching acoustics for awhile before I bought this. I was so tired of generic guitars and wanted something different. The pictures do not do this instrument justice at all. This thing is gorgeous. The setup and action were perfect for me. Packed very well so there was no damage. The sound is amazing and for the price and quality, I don't believe there is a better guitar. Next I will be buying a bass from this company.



The best electric acoustic to own.


The best acoustic I own now. Sounds great plugged and unplugged. Tuner is very accurate.



Really nice


Very pretty and comfortable to play.





Purchased this for myself as a Xmas gift and fell immediately in love with it. Has a great rich tone and is so comfortable to play. Haven't plugged it in yet as don't currently have an amp, but cannot wait to do so.



Michael Kelly Forte Exotic Ziricote Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Category Acoustic-Electric Guitar
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Style Other
Cutaway Yes
Built-in Tuner Yes
Scale Length 25.5"
Number of Frets 20
Top Wood Ziricote
Body Wood Okoume
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Wood Ovangkol
Color Natural
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
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.

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