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Michael Kelly Forte Port X Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Forte X series by Michael Kelly is an extremely well-playing guitar for the price.


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MSRP: Old Price $699.99 Discounted Price $449.99 Save : $250.00 (36%)

MSRP: Old Price $699.99 Discounted Price $449.99 Save : $250.00 (36%)
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The Forte X is an acoustic-electric guitar with an unconventional design. Not only are the finishes and inlays eye-catching, the soundhole placement makes for optimal sound for both the performer and the audience. This guitar is for players who need a practical, easy maintenance acoustic-electric guitar that won't break the bank.

Fishman Electronics
Easily amplify your Port X thanks to the included active Fishman electronics and the under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte Port X.

Exotic Finish and Inlays
The exotic woods and finish will make you stand out from the crowd! The look and design of the Forte X complement the round sound of this guitar. Warm look for a warm sound!

Outstanding Playability For An Affordable Price
For the price, the Forte X feels and sounds like a pricier instrument. The zero-endpin bridge allows for easy string changes. No more worrying about bringing needle-nose pliers for changing out end-pins!


  • Travel-Friendly, Ultra-Portable Acoustic Guitar
  • Zero-Endpin Bridge
  • 12 Inch / 30.48 cm
  • Fishman Electronics
  • D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53

Get your Michael Kelly Forte Port X Acoustic-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:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Gorgeous Sounding and Beautiful Looking!


This is truly a beautiful instrument from all aspects. Great looking, awesome and full sounding, and nice to play! I am very happy with my purchase and look forward to more instruments from Michael Kelly. The service from Sam Ash was excellent as well. Well packed, shipped quickly and easily tracked. Overall 5 out of 5 stars all around!



Michael Kelly


Every day player. Beautiful appearance and sound



Great Guitar - Sounds & Looks Good!


This is a Great Guitar! I was surprised what you get for the money. Very nice tone unplugged and plugged! I would recommend this to anyone, new play or experienced.



Looks Beautiful, Plays Beautiful!


A very close friend of mine, who happens to be a fantastic guitar player, recommended I take a look at Michael Kelly guitars. There just happens to be a Sam Ash less than five minutes from my house. Went over and played pretty much all that they had in stock . The moment I picked up the Forte Port X Partial Eclipse, I KNEW she was was one!! Before I even played it. When I did, I was blown away! And that was strictly acoustic. Bought one, brought it home, hooked her up to the amp, and mind blown! Felt great, played amazing. Absolutely could not be happier!



Good quality guitar.


Nice fit and finish. Could benefit from a lower action. Sound is, quality pickup. Going to look into getting the action worked on.



Great guitar


This guitar sounds great. Better than it should for a guitar at it's price point. I love the second sounds hole, and the offset main sounds hole gives it great character.

Church guitar guy

Stewartville, MN


Really sounds and feels like a $1200-$2000 guitar


Tried out the Forte Port X Partial Eclipse at the new Sam Ash in Torrance, CA yesterday after trying Taylors, Takamines and Martins that were $1,000 to $2,000 more and I have to say, I was so blown away I bought it instantly for $429 in their Grand Opening Sale. The guitar sounds so rich and beautiful you'll swear it's a $2000 guitar if you didn't know. And what a beautiful guitar. Sold my old Takamine and loving my new Michael Kelly.


Torrance, CA


Forte Port X Acoustic-Electric Guitar

4.7 7


Body Wood Quilt Maple
Top Quilt Maple
Bracing Black Triple Ply
Cutaway Yes
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Ovangkol
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 43mm
Bridge Type Zero-Endpin
Nut & Saddle Fast Black Nylon
Tuning Machines MK Die Cast
Electronics Fishman
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Acoustic Guitars
Model Forte Port X
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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