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Michael Kelly Forte Port Koa Acoustic Electric Guitar

Michael Kelly Forte Port Koa Acoustic Electric Guitar, Gloss Koa, Port Technology, Fishman Sonitone Electronics


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MSRP: Old Price $639.99 Discounted Price $499.99 Save : $140.00 (22%)
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The Forte Port Koa features Michael Kelly's Port Technology. This fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. It is dynamic, responsive and has a big bold sound. The Forte Port Koa features an aggressive cutaway giving you more fingerboard access and great balance.

The Forte Port Koa is equipped with an active Fishman electronics system. The under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte. You can control the volume and adjust the tone with two onboard controls, located in the soundhole. Discrete, but very easy to use, and all without any holes cut into the side of the instrument.

MK Port Size Body
The Michael Kelly Forte Port Koa is a great sounding guitar in a comfortable size body. Well built and easy to play, the Forte Port Koa is sure to quickly become one of your favorite acoustic guitars.

Offset Soundhole and Side Port
Offset soundhole for increased bass response. Sideport acts as a personal monitor on the side of the guitar for an enhanced playing experience.

Koa Top
Michael Kelly has paired mahogany back and sides with a beautiful laminate koa top. Not only does this combination look great, but it sounds great as well! The warmth of the mahogany and the brightness of the koa create a well balanced sound. The more you play, the more the koa top will open up, and the bigger and warmer it will sound.


  • MK Port Size Body
  • Offset Soundhole and Side Port
  • Beautiful Laminate Koa top
  • Active Fishman Electronics
  • Black Hardware
  • Case Not Included

Get your Michael Kelly Forte Port Koa 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

I would recommend it in a heartbeat.


I am overly satisfied with this purchase. This Michael Kelly Qatar has some great action it's very comfortable just got beautiful sound and I am amazed on how well it stays in tune even after playing with a capo, simply love it.



Great looking unique design, super sound!


Plays and looks great!



If I could buy another I would.


This guitar is amazing. The tone of it is amazing. The strings that come with it feel great. The action is just what I am looking for. Would highly recommend



Great guitar!


I bought this guitar as a practice guitar. It is way more than that. The Fishman pickup has a really true sound. The guitar acoustically is really warm. I am an admitted Taylor snob from way back when, but this guitar rivals the capabilities of my Taylors at a much friendlier price. Haven't played it out or for long periods yet to be sure it holds tuning, but I'll be doing that soon. Definitely 5 stars.



Beautiful and Sonic


Great sound. , great wood , and great look with the interesting sound holes ! Great sales help with the case !



I would definitely buy this guitar again


My second Michael Kelly guitar. Very pleased with it. Great value. Plays really nice out of the box and the sound keeps improving as it opens up.



good bang for the buck


I bought this guitar sight unseen. It needed a neck adjustment and lighter gage strings. I flattened the neck and replaced the 12's with 10's. I get tons of compliments from pro players around Dallas and sound men like it too. I use it for Live country music gigs, church, and acoustic shows.

Dallas Mark

Dallas, TX


Best Value For a Koa Guitar


a great practice guitar - or to take on the road

the ranger



Forte Port Koa Acoustic Electric Guitar

4.8 8


Body Size/Shape MK Port
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Koa
Bracing Port Technology Bracing Design
Cutaway Yes
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 Zero End Pin
Nut & Saddle Synthetic Black Tusq
Tuning Machines MK Die Cast
Electronics Fishman Sonitone
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Port Series
Model Forte Port Koa
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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