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Michael Kelly Forte Koa 10 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Michael Kelly have combined two of their most innovative acoustic guitar designs to bring you the Forte Koa 10, which features their Port Technology along with their 10 string set up.


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Michael Kelly presents the Forte Koa 10. In addition to the exotic woods and top shelf electronics, what sets this guitar apart is the 10 strings. Contrary to traditional 12 string guitars, the 10 string set up is comprised of doubling the first, second, third and fourth strings. This provides a level of clarity, the option of better articulation and enhanced playing range all while retaining that thick and special 12-string type of tone. Michael Kelly's Port Technology introduces soundhole placement that results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. Plug in and play your Forte Koa 10 thanks to its active Fishman electronics system.

Unique 10 String Design
The unique 10 string design provides a tone rich with harmonic overtones and tight bass frequencies. Achieve that 12-string sound with improved articulation and an enhanced playing range, all while maintaining its charismatic chime.

Offset Soundhole and Side Port
Hear yourself as well as the crowd hears you! The Forte Koa 10 features an offset sound hole with increased bass response and a side port which serves as a personal monitor to the player, making it perfect for the gigging musician.

Koa Body
With koa top, back and sides, the Forte Koa 10 sounds as beautiful as it looks. With a mid-range focus and high end chime, this Michael Kelly acoustic is going to sound great right out of the box and, over time, it will open up and sound even better.


  • Unique 10 String Design
  • Koa Top, Back and Sides
  • Fishman Active Electronics
  • Offset Soundhole and Side Port
  • Case Not Included

Get your Michael Kelly Forte Koa 10 Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Amazing people


Great and knowledgeable staff! Love the guitar.



Unique and Beautiful!


This was not a planned purchase but after seeing a review on YouTube, I was tempted to try this unique looking guitar and when it came, it didn't disappoint. It was everything I expected it to be and more and I'm definitely keeping it. Thank you to my salesman Felipe Soto who was so helpful with this purchase.



I would buy it all over again.


Love the sound and the wood grain is beautiful.





Beautiful! Looked for this for a long time before I found it! This guitar has it all...beauty, great tone and wonderful action!



sound hole


very nice , especially sound hole on top



Full sound


Guitar sounds great. Will sound even better once I learn some of the nuances of playing this type of guitar





Looks and sound great!




10 strings Michael Kelly


great guitar, sounds amazing! thanks Sam Ash was a great buying



A Truly Unique Instrument!


Great craftsmanship and set-up straight out of the box! I had very little work to do to fine tune the guitar to my preferences. The built in tuner and electronics work flawlessly. Beautiful Koa wood and glossy finish, plus Koa is well known to be a great tonewood! This is a very unique instrument. I use it for songs I would usually play on a 12-string, but the "missing" treble strings on E6 and A5 give a whole new sound to my traditional arrangements.



I would buy another Michael Kelly product.


VERY good value with this affordable guitar. Unique sound and quality materials rival my Taylors.



Michael Kelly Forte Port Koa 10 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Body Size/Shape MK Port
Body Wood Koa
Top Koa
Bracing Port Technology Bracing Design
Cutaway Florentine
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Modern C
Neck Finish Gloss
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Ovangkol
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Bridge Type Ovangkol
Nut & Saddle Synthetic Bone
Tuning Machines MK Die Cast
Electronics Fishman
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Port Series
Model Forte Koa 10
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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