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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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Great 8 Mod

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?

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Patriot Enlightened
Patriot Enlightened
Patriot Enlightened

Patriot Enlightened

The Patriot Enlightened is the lightweight version of our Patriot. Created as part of the Enlightened Collection, this is the outcome of two years of development as we committed to developing an ultralight guitar without the normal compromises. The Patriot Enlightened weighs 6 pounds or less without the past drawbacks of a lightweight guitar.

In creating the Enlightened collection, we carefully selected a new tone wood, red cedar. This member of the mahogany family delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We reduced weight further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. To avoid neck-dive, which is common on lighter instruments, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement. The end result is a lightweight guitar that is well balanced, fun to play, and sounds great.

The pickups on the Patriot Enlightened are based on the popular Rockfield® SWC pickups, but they have been voiced specifically for the Enlightened models, working perfectly with the new properties of the wood and construction of this guitar. We added our Great 8 Mod, allowing you to go from humbucker to single coil tone using the two provided push-pull pots.


  • LPXAB Dark Amber Burst

SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Body: Red Cedar
  • Binding: Classic Cream, Triple Bound
  • Construction: Long-Set

Neck

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Binding: Cream
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48cm
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Scale Length 24.75"
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Modern C   LEARN MORE
  • Nut Material: Fast Black Nylon
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Strings: D'Addario EXL120 (.009-.042)

Electronics

  • Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod - Neck Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Bridge Volume (push/pull coil tap), plus Master Tone
  • Electronics: Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
  • Neck Pickup: Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Colored
  • Bridge Pickup: Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Colored

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Tune-O-Matic with String-Thru-Body

Notes

  • Enlightened Ultralight Treatment - including special wood, thinner design, etc.
  • Enlightened Port Weight Relief
  • Special Strap-Button Placement, for better balance

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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.