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Enlightened 55
Enlightened 55
Enlightened 55
Enlightened 55

Guitar Girl Magazine Review: Enlightened 55

May 2017

Great looks are only the beginning as this is a well-crafted instrument with design and electronic features and materials that rival much higher price point guitars — like the ones major acts take to the stage. The contoured body with beveling at the top front (inward to the body) and top back (concave away from the body) and its light weight make this guitar a dream to hold and play … for a long period of time.

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Great 8

The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?

Sound style:
Clean and Crisp
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Sound style:
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Sound style:
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Enlightened 55
Enlightened 55
Enlightened 55
Enlightened 55

Enlightened 55

The Enlightened 55 is an ultralight electric guitar with unexpectedly large tone. The core of the 55 is its humbucker and mini-humbucker pickup combination. We enhance that with the use of the Great 8 Mod to give you 8 different tone settings ranging from double humbucker to focused single coil. All are just a click or two away. The pickups are specially voiced to maximize the sonic performance of the Enlightened design.

With all Enlightened models, we implemented an approach to making a lighter electric guitar that we carefully developed over several years as we focused to make the best sub-6 pound guitars on the market. We achieved this by changing the wood and making multiple modifications to the body and parts to deliver something special.

The primary body wood on the Enlightened 55 is red cedar. We selected this member of the mahogany family because it delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We topped it with quilt maple to make it visually striking. The weight was reduced further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. The Enlightened 55 also has been upgraded with an aluminum bridge and control plate for added weight relief along with enhanced tone.

Often, light weight guitars are hard to play with a guitar strap because they are neck heavy, leading to neck-dive. For the Enlightened collection, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement to deliver improved balance.

Tone, balance, versatility, and comfort are all hallmarks of the Enlightened 55.


  • MK55EDTPRO Dark Tiger's Eye PRODUCT ID L55DTE

SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Body: Red Cedar
  • Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
  • Construction: Bolt On

Neck

  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: Compound 10.5" to 16"
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Modern C   LEARN MORE
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)

Electronics

  • Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
  • Electronics: Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
  • Neck Pickup: Rockfield® Mini Humbucker-L
  • Bridge Pickup: Rockfield® SWC Humbucker-L

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Ultralight Aluminum Traditional

Notes

  • Enlightened Ultralight Treatment - including special wood, thinner design, etc.
  • Enlightened Port Weight Relief
  • Special Strap-Button Placement, for better balance
  • Aluminum Bridge and Control Plate for added weight relief

CASES

Expert Review: Ultralight Guitars From Michael Kelly

March 2017

The Michael Kelly 55 Enlightened and Patriot Enlightened electric guitars feel, play, and sound exactly how you would expect a guitar of their individual makeups to perform, but with a demonstrable weight reduction. If you’ve ever played 3+ hour shows, have a smaller frame, have back or posture issues, or just flat out want to give your body a break, the Enlightened series will get you there easily and without compromise.

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MODERN-C

Comfort without sacrifice, that is how you might describe our Modern-C shape. The size is what many would call medium to medium-thin and the shape is a really smooth and comfortable round shape. The thin profile makes it faster than the typical vintage neck, while the carefully contoured C-shape makes it comfortable for extended playing.