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Michael Kelly Koa Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Michael Kelly Koa Special incorporates one of the most beautiful tonewoods available to create an instrument that's both affordable and unmistakably elegant.


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MSRP: $649.99 $429.99 Save : $220.00 (34%)
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MSRP: $649.99 $429.99 Save : $220.00 (34%)
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The Michael Kelly Koa Special is a stunning, performance-equipped instrument at an exceptional value. With specially-selected appointments including a flamed koa top that were chosen specifically for this model, the Koa Special comes equipped with discrete Fishman Sonitone electronics for plug-in-and-play flexibility. With great hardware including MK's Zero-End Pin bridge, you can expect fantastic tone and performance. If you want a guitar that provides striking looks, exceptional performance, and wonderful tone at an unbelievable price, the Koa Special is the guitar for you.

Specially-Selected Appointments Including Flamed Koa Top
Of course as you'd expect from its namesake, the Koa Special sports a flamed koa top, giving you a nice bright sound with absolutely breathtaking looks. Michael Kelly chose to employ a Grand Auditorium cutaway shape for the Koa Special to give you a more powerful voice without sacrificing the comfort offered by a cutaway design. In addition to that, this model also features a convenient side soundport for personal monitoring that'll allow you really hear your sound with incredible detail.

Discrete Fishman Sonitone Electronics
Fitted right from the factory with discrete Fishman Sonitone electronics, this beauty is ready to take to the stage or the studio. Boasting an under-saddle pickup design faithfully delivers the guitar's natural sound through any amp while its discrete design within the soundhole allows this Koa Special to maintain its elegant aesthetic.

Great Hardware Including MK's Zero-End Pin Bridge
The Koa Special is tied together with great hardware including MK's Zero-End Pin bridge provides an amazing sound and feel while making string changes an absolute breeze. A set of gold die-cast MK tuners offer incredible performance that's matched by an upscale vibe.


  • Grand Auditorium Cutaway Body with Side Soundport
  • Flamed Koa Top with Okoume Back & Sides
  • 25.5"-Scale Comfort C Mahogany Neck with Ovangkol Fretboard
  • Discrete Fishman Sonitone Active Electronics System
  • Zero-End Pin Bridge and Die-Cast MK Gold Tuners
  • Case Not Included

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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Great guitar for the price


The guitar arrived one day after I ordered it. The finish is perfect, no flaws. It has been years since I have bought an acoustic guitar so I was apprehensive when ordering it on-line. No worries. The body of the guitar, at its largest distance, measures 16 inches. The thickness of the body varies, measuring 4 3/4 inches at the bridge end tapering down to 4 inches at the neck. Surprisingly, it was in tune when it arrived, but tuned a half step down from the normal standard tuning. It came loaded with D'Addario 12 strings. The nut is bone. I tuned it to standard tuning when I got it. The tuners are gold plated and feel firm when tuning with no play in the gears. I plugged it directly into my mixer and there were no problems with the volume or tone controls, which are mounted inside the sound hole on the front. The guitar sounds great plugged or unplugged with a lot of tone that would be expected from such a large guitar. It is also loud for an acoustic unplugged. It came with a hex wrench to adjust the truss rod. For me, the action is too high and it will need a set-up to bring the strings down for my preference. I can't play it for more the 20 minutes at a time before I have to let my fingers rest. Over all, the guitar is more than what I was expecting. I don't play at gigs anymore, but I wouldn't hesitate to play it live. It is impressive to me and I am glad I ordered it. It should be perfect after a pro set-up.


Lakeland, Florida


I will use Sam Ash again at a later date...


This is my second purchase of a Michael Kelly instrument. The first was a 2 pickup electric which I have used with the group. As an owner of two LP's as well as a strat etc... my Kelly is hangin' in there with the best of 'em but at a reasonable price. I have just purchased an acoustic MK and it sounds great and came already in tune! haven't used in a group situation yet so we'll see how it goes.



Koa Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Body Size/Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Wood Okoume
Top Flamed Koa
Cutaway Yes
Top/Body Finish Hickory Sunset
Neck Type Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Comfort C
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 Bone Nut
Tuning Machines MK Die Cast
Electronics Discrete Fishman Sonitone Active System
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Acoustic Guitars
Model Koa 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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