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Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin  Satin Tobacco Burst 

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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...Read More

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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

Amazing quality, feel, and tone. Order today.

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Michael KellyA-Style Solid Mandolin
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Better than I thought it would be

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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.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Stupid Deal of the Day

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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!

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good learning Mandolin

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from Hudson, 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.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very GOOD

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    from Miami

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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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      5.0

      Great entry level mandolin

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      from Hudson Valley

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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