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Michael Kelly Mod Shop 55 Duncan Electric Guitar

Michael Kelly Mod Shop 55 Duncan Electric Guitar, Swamp Ash Body, 25.5" Scale Mahogany Neck, Modern C Neck Profile, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Great 8 Mod


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MSRP: Old Price $1,159.99 Discounted Price $799.99 Save : $360.00 (31%)


MSRP: Old Price $1,159.99 Discounted Price $799.99 Save : $360.00 (31%)
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The 1955 remains one of the top selling guitars in the Michael Kelly product line. Players love the sonic versatility that it delivers and the modern features that make it fun to play. This Mod Shop version is a collaboration with Seymour Duncan, Michael Kelly worked to find the right pickups to best leverage all the sonic potential of the '55. Michael Kelly's Mod Shop crew carefully installs a Seymour Duncan Stag Mag bridge pickup and a potent Seymourized Mini-Humbucker neck pickup. Both can be coil-tapped using the two push-pull pots to access a more vintage-inspired single-coil tone thanks to the Great 8 boutique electronics mod.

Stag Mag Bridge Pickup
The Stag Mag is a high output bridge pickup designed specifically to give players a true classic “double-cut” single coil tone when switched into split mode which is part of our Great 8 wiring mod (details below). The Stag Mag has alnico 2 rod magnets with a traditional single-coil pole stagger, and a specially designed high output coil wind so the sound is bouncy and bright when coil split. When both coils are active in full humbucker mode, the tone is fat and smooth. Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the Stag Mag has a nickel silver bottom plate, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.

Seymourized Mini Humbucker Neck Pickup
The Seymourized Mini Humbucker has been described as Seymour’s favorite pickup. The neck model in the Mod Shop 55 is designed so that each coil contains a high-carbon steel blade coupled to the bottom-loaded alnico 5 bar magnet. The tone has more midrange and clarity, and provides nice, even sounding chords with just a hint of snarl. Clean tones have a clear, snappiness, and distorted tones have a nice midrange growl. Hand made in Santa Barbara, CA and is vacuum wax potted for squeal free operation.

Great 8 Boutique Electronics Mod
The Great 8 wiring mod allows either (or both) humbucking pickups to be coil split via 2 push/pull switches included on the master volume and tone control knobs. This combined with the 3-way pickup selector switch provides the player with 8 distinctive tonal options for covering a variety of musical styles.


  • Caramel Burst - Quilted Maple Top, Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • Blue Jean Wash - Flame Maple Top, Roasted Maple Fretboard


  • Swamp Ash Body
  • 25.5" Scale Mahogany Neck w/ Modern C Neck Profile
  • 10.5"-16" Compound Radius Fingerboard
  • Seymour Duncan Stag Mag Bridge & Seymour Duncan Seymourized Mini-Humbucker Neck Pickups
  • Michael Kelly Great 8 Boutique Mod
  • Traditional Bridge & Die Cast Tuners
  • Case Not Included

Get your Michael Kelly Mod Shop 55 Duncan 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:

  • Electric Guitar

Far exceeds my expectations!


I am a pro drummer who plays guitar for fun. As a former vintage guitar collector, I have played and owned many iconic instruments as well as many contemporary boutique guitars. I was intrigued and seduced by the beauty of this guitar, but honestly knew very little about Michael Kelly guitars. It took a leap of faith to place an order, but with Sam Ash's guarantee, it was a no brainer. This Mod Shop 55 with Duncan pick-ups has it all. Fine build quality, excellent playability / sound and aesthetically is as beautiful as guitars costing 5 times as much. It is slightly heavier than I had hoped for, but even unplugged, it resonates due the quality of the wood a tight neck pocket. The frets are perfect. No buzzes and beautifully polished. 5 stars for this great guitar. It is a keeper.




Beautiful and strong


Love this guitar! It's even more beautiful than the photos allow, and the fit and finish is excellent. Playability is great and the Seymour Duncan pickups perfect. I play it through a Mesa Boogie tune preamp and love the sound.



Mod Shop 55 Duncan Electric Guitar

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Category Solid Body Electric Guitar
Number of Strings 6
Body Style 1955
Scale Length 25.5"
Number of Frets 22
Top Wood Quilt Maple or Flame Maple
Body Wood Swamp Ash
Neck Wood Roasted Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Mod Shop
Model Mod Shop 55 Duncan
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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