Michael Kelly guitars

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by nickurso, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    518
    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
    The video shows all the sounds you can get out of it. So many combinations.
     
  2. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Uh oh, oh no, oh I can start to feel it, starting to happen, oh no, GAS!
     
  3. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    I've heard nothing but good things.
     
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  4. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Wow that thing sounds awesome... never heard of Rockfield pickups, but they sound great. Watching this is making me reach form my HSS strat I haven't played in awhile.

    Funny- I thought "wow, that bridge pickup sounds great, I have to us a J Rockett Dude pedal to get that tone from mine"... then at the end of the video, there was a gear used list... and it WAS the Dude! lol
     
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  5. RGS265

    RGS265 Electromatic

    7
    Jun 7, 2020
    Ohio
    Hello all,
    Actually, some of them are Made in china.
    See the example I attach. They are great players!
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  6. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    518
    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
     
  7. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I have to say it's one of the least compelling video demos I've seen. By using a crunch sound every single switch position ends up sounding the same. All the variations I know are possible with this kind of pickup configuration are completely lost. Too bad.
     
  8. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    349
    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    After sitting down with several of the MK models, I would compare their tone and build quality to the Fender MIM lines. They do offer some interesting finishes though.
     
  9. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    They are "Firehouse Guitars" fare. If a shop wants to have something that looks good on the wall for not much money, Michael Kelly. Picked a few up, put them down quickly.
     
  10. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    518
    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
    What does Firehouse Guitars" fare mean?
     
  11. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Oh sorry - it's a small guitar store that carries a little bit of low end gear and also offers guitar lessons. Thought there were a bunch of them all over - but upon further inspection, there is only one. Maybe there were several and they all closed but one?
     
  12. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

    878
    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Played a lovely semi hollow with p90s. The neck had a bit of upward relief. But where there wasn’t fret buzz I liked it. Also played a gorgeous acoustic with a sound hole in the upper bout snd a sound hole facing up. Sounded gorgeous.

    brief plays. But impressed.
     
  13. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    518
    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
    A store in my home town that is small carries Michael Kelly guitars as well. The company wanted a high end boutique look and features at a affordable price point 700 or less. Some is more in price now. So I think they achieved the goal.

    Sam & Ash I have been told has stake in the company now? They sell them. Unsure about that though? Because most guitar players act like they know every thing. Like epiphone made in Korea and Japan. They once was. Now only made in China, and the casino made in America.

    They will say so and so told me. Wiki said they are made. No it says were made at those places. A worker that works at Gibson told all of us were they was made and the reason why. They will say he lied. And I know more than all you all. Really now? Finding bits of info does not count. Reading outdated info, or talking to a guy that knows nothing.

    Ever heard of Saw Tooth guitars? A guy once said his local Walmart not the company itself but the local building, employee's bought and owned Saw Tooth guitar the whole brand. :rolleyes:

    Or one guy said I want pre Walmart guitars made and sold First act guitars because they are much better in quality? Really? :rolleyes:o_O
     
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