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Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin

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This A-Style Solid Mandolin from Michael Kelly has a solid, hand-carved spruce top; solid maple sides and a solid, hand-carved maple back for gorgeou...Click To Read More About This Product

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Solid wood and construction make for a solid instrument with impeccable tone.

This A-Style Solid Mandolin from Michael Kelly has a solid, hand-carved spruce top; solid maple sides and a solid, hand-carved maple back for gorgeous tone usually found in much more expensive mandolins. Solid wood throughout also improves durability. The North American rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard make it a joy to play while dovetail construction delivers superior structural stability. Discover how much fun playing a mandolin can be.

FEATURES
Solid, hand-carved spruce top
Solid, hand-carved maple back
Solid maple sides
Dovetail construction
North American rock maple neck
Triple-ply top binding
Graph Tech Tusq nut
Michael Kelly one-piece tailpiece
Pearl dot inlays
Rosewood bridge
Grover tuners
Rosewood fretboard
Double-adjustable truss rod
Chrome hardware

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Michael KellyA-Style Solid Mandolin
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great entry level mandolin

By Matt Branford

from Kingston, NY

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Price Point

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginner Or Intermediate

    Comments about Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin:

    Overall I rate this mandolin very highly. The tone is excellent-solid wood construction, cast one piece tailpiece, very playable neck. Out of the box, the first thing I noticed was the finish: it is more red than tobacco. None the less, it is a beautiful instrument. There are minor flaws with the binding in inconspicuous places. This is to be expected in a mandolin at this price point. In comparison to the other MK A-Solid model, this one is a SATIN finish. MF does not always have this label, and the company line does little to distinguish this trait. It seems that the difference between the two models, at the time of this review, is that a trade is made between the finish and the tailpiece. I think this is a good trade here- the gloss finish in lower end mandos can be thick. and the tailpiece makes string changes easy. This instrument does require set-up. I had to sand a few frets under the g string pair. This was easily done with painter tape as protection, 320 grit sandpaper, and #0000 steel wool to polish. Intonation, of course, needed to be adjusted. I will probably add an internal peizo pickup and replace the bridge with ebony in the future. For the money, it is hard to beat, especially if this instrument is on sale.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Stupid Deal of the Day

    By Doc Mando

    from CT

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Set Up Well
    • Solid

    Cons

    • Finish Is Ugly

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin:

    First time I succumbed to the Stupid Deal of the Day. The purchase and delivery were smooth as can be. The mandolin will be a servicable back-up for when my main mandolin is in the shop. Thanks for a great deal guys!

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good learning Mandolin

    By Best Value for the Buck

    from Iowa

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin:

      Good learning mandolin but not for the experienced player.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Better than I thought it would be

      By JACK FULLER

      from North Dakota

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      Pros

      • "stupid Deal" Price Good
      • Needed Little Adjusting
      • Nice A Step Above Entry

      Cons

      • More Red Than Tobacco

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin:

      Great price for above entry level mandolin. Needed no luthier work. Not "flashy" color could have been more tobacco rather than dull red.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very GOOD

      By Chuck

      from Miami

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • This Was Wonderful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin:

        Great instrument

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