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Michael Kelly Legacy Black Out F Style Mandolin

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A special mandolin that bucks trends visually while staying true to it's tonal roots.

The Legacy Black Out is the benchmark instrument from Michael Kelly, the culmination of fifteen years of inspiration since their first unique take on the F-style mandolin. From its exotic woods to special inlays its part of a new trail their luthiers have blazed. The foundation of all that, however, is still in its sound. Using classic building techniques and craftsmanship the Legacy delivers that vintage mando tone in what is a very modern package.

The Legacy features the tonewood coupling of a solid hand-carved spruce top and solid hand-carved flame maple body with 3-ply binding and a dovetail construction. The neck is North American rock maple with a radiused rosewood fingerboard for a well-balanced tone that ls consistent whether you are chopping or fingerpicking.

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  • Body type: F-Style Mandolin
  • Cutaway: Single-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid hand-carved spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid hand-carved flame maple
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: White Out
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 28.6
  • Fingerboard: Radiused Rosewood
  • Neck wood: North American rock maple
  • Scale length: 13-7/8"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: White Out
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Headstock overlay: None
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Bridge: Radiused Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Standard ABS
  • Number of strings: 8-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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A real head-turner!

By Mandolin'Jim

from Bellevue, WA

About Me Novice


  • Good Tone
  • Workmanship


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Black Out F Style Mandolin:

    This is a real step up from my A-style. Whenever I bring it out, everyone wants to try it! I'm pretty careful with my instruments, so I can't say much for it's durability, but the finish has held up, and even after 6 mos; it still looks great.

    Playability: it isn't a Gibson, but at 1/100 the cost, who's comparing :) The tone is solid, and when paired with our Yamaha Guitar and Washburn Banjo, it sounds right at home.

    I've played some beautiful hand-crafted instruments with thinner wood and matte-finish, but these were too fragile for public use. While the finish is thick enough to prevent picking up grime and dirt, it doesn't seem to detract from the sound.

    To carry it, I used the "Musician's Gear Economy Mandolin Case for A and F Mandolins" - fits well, and has protected my mandolin from several drops.

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