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Michael Kelly Hybrid Special Electric Guitar

Michael Kelly Hybrid Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, Mahogany Body w/ Ziricote or Spalted Maple Top, Acoustic/Magnetic Pickup Switch, Fishman Under-Saddle Pickup w/ Fishman Powerchip Preamp, Dual Rockfield SWC Humbuckers w/ Coil Splitting


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MSRP: Old Price $1,159.99 Discounted Price $849.99 Save : $310.00 (27%)

MSRP: Old Price $1,159.99 Discounted Price $849.99 Save : $310.00 (27%)
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Michael Kelly, the "boutique within reach" guitar brand, introduces the Hybrid Special guitar with your choice of an exotic ziricote or spalted maple wood top, expanding its popular Hybrid Series. This instrument is designed for players seeking both acoustic and electric guitar sounds in a single instrument.

The innovative design of the Hybrid Special allows guitarists to quickly switch from fully-voiced electric guitar tones to rich acoustic sounds. Thin and lightweight, the semi-hollow body provides acoustic resonance while delivering a sweet, clear tone. Featuring a chambered mahogany body and exotic ziricote or spalted maple wood top, this versatile instrument uses a Fishman under-saddle pickup with a Fishman Powerchip preamp for capturing warm and natural acoustic tones. Hybrid Special guitars are also equipped with two custom voiced Rockfield SWC humbucker pickups with coil splitting to expand the tonal options. The electric and acoustic signals are combined when using a standard guitar cable, or separated via a Y-cable to deliver isolated signals to electric or acoustic amplifiers for maximum sonic impact.


  • Semi-Hollow Hybrid Mahogany Body w/ Ziricote or Spalted Maple Top
  • 24.75" Scale Thin C 3-Piece Mahogany Neck w/ Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • Acoustic/Magnetic Pickup Switch Selects and Blends Voices
  • Fishman Under-Saddle Pickup w/ Fishman Powerchip Preamp
  • Dual Rockfield SWC Humbuckers w/ Coil Splitting
  • The Acoustic and Electric Outputs can be Mixed Using a Standard 1/4" Cable or Sent to Individual Outputs Using a Standard Y Cable
  • Case Not Included

Get your Michael Kelly Semi-Hollow Hybrid Special Semi-Hollow 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:

  • Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Very much worth the price


Versatile instrument, plays good.



So far so good!


I like the guitar. To my ear, it has good useable acoustic and electric tones. I love the neck. It's the most comfortable neck profile I have had on a guitar (I'm just a rhythm guy though and don't get around much on it, just feels right to me). Tuners are great, high quality, I'm not a fan of the wood pickup covers or knobs, but that's just cosmetic. It plays nice, is light, easy to handle. I don't notice any neck dive, I thought I saw a comment about that being a negative. I miss individual volume and tone controls for the mag pickups though although it is less complicated. Had an epiphone les paul ultra III prior to this, very nice guitar. Electric tone was slightly better on that because you have more control over the blend (2 vol, 2 tone), but acoustic tone is better on this. I also have a Godin A6 Ultra. That has slightly better acoustic tone, but this one is very close. This MK has better electric tone and I prefer the feel of this guitar over the a6 personally. I sold the les paul, keeping the a6 as a backup / alternate, but right now, this is the one I want to pick up most. It's well made and sounds good. Great if you only want to bring one guitar. Couple it with a boss katana (swiss army amp) with the acoustic and electric settings and you have a very light and simple rig that provides a nice variety of sounds.



So versatile


It's great! So many tone options! Having a blast with this.



Good value for the money.


As a new electric user, it didn't take long to become accustomed to it. There are a lot of features I am still experimenting with.



I would purchase this guitar again.


Waiting to start lessons, so at this point just fooling around. Really feel this is a great guitar





This is a beautiful guitar and offers a huge variety of tones combining the 2 humbuckers (with coil tap) and the acoustic pickup. Being able to switch from an acoustic to electric so easily and blending those tones makes this unique (at least at this price range). Overall, a great value. There is a little neck drive but the guitar feels solid while not too heavy. The set up out of box was playable with only minor fret buzz. The workmanship was great except for some messiness around chambers that made a small cloud of sawdust when I pulled it out of the packaging. One other note: The Fishman Acoustic pickup does not seem to work with the Boss WL-T Wireless Transmitter.



Best guitar ever!


I bought this as a Christmas gift for myself. I received it Christmas Eve and lets just say I felt like I was opening the Leg Lamp in the movie Christmas Story. 1st, the shipping was perfect as for the care and wrapping used for shipping was like a tank, I couldn't unwrap it fast enough! Once I picked it up for the 1st time I knew I bought the right guitar. It fits my style and handles perfect for me. I don't have an amp at the moment however I know when I plug this into a Fender Tube Spring Reverb amp it will sound amazing. Unplugged, the tone is great being it's a semi-hollow. Absolutely beautiful guitar, wood finish and violin cutaways. I am very glad I bought this guitar. It stands out from the rest because there aren't really any other guitars that look like this and with the versatility of a hybrid. I would buy this guitar again easy, and you won't be disappointed if you decide to purchase this. If you do, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!



Love the feel, sound and playability


Using for practice sessions and playing in a praise and worship band. Was hoping to hear a more noticeable difference in sound between the "acoustic" and electric but overall happy with the guitar.


Boiling Springs PA


Like the feel, size and playability


Using mostly for practice and playing in a Praise Band. Like the size and feel of the guitar.





outstanding SOUND ! i own a martin , grand concert , and two Godins A-6 & A-12 this guitar blew me away with how natural the acoustic position sounded ! then tried the mix position and SAY NO MORE ! action on the neck , without any set up immediately caught my attention . I looked over at Chris ,( GM ) @ Margate store Fl. AND SAID THIS IS A FIRST ! i dont5 have to touch this guitar , already to take to gig ! anyone that reads this review thinks to good to be true ? then don't try these , your loss !



Hybrid Special Electric Guitar

4.9 15


Category Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
Number of Strings 6
Body Style Single Cutaway
Scale Length 24.75"
Number of Frets 22
Top Wood Ziricote or Spalted Maple
Body Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Wood Pau Ferro
Pickup Configuration H-H
Color Natural
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Hybrid Series
Model Hybrid Special
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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