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Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin  Flame Antique Violin Satin 

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The Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin is a top-of-the-line Michael Kelly mandolin. The centerpiece of the Dragonfly model is ...Read More

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Hand-carved spruce top and maple body with Fishman System One electronics.

The Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin is a top-of-the-line Michael Kelly mandolin. The centerpiece of the Dragonfly model is the unique vine inlay design carefully inlaid into the fingerboard. The inlay made from real pearl and abalone gives this mandolin a truly custom look. The Flame is also equipped with one of their most in-demand features, a radiused fingerboard that is very comfortable to play. Many players feel that a radiused board improves their performance. The "Flame" in the Dragonfly Flame comes from its stunning solid flame maple back and sides. For improved tone, Michael Kelly has equipped this model with its propritary one-piece tailpiece that adds ring and resonance.

  • Top: Solid Hand-carved spruce
  • Back: Solid hand-carved flame maple
  • Sides: Solid flame maple
  • Construction: Dovetail
  • Neck: North American rock maple
  • Binding: Triple ply top, white back
  • Nut: Graphtech Tusq
  • Tailpiece: Michael Kelly one-piece
  • Inlay: Abalone and pearl vine style
  • Bridge: Radiused ebony
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Fretboard: Radiused ebony
  • Truss rod: Double adjustable
  • Hardware: Gold

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Beautiful mandolin with Fishman pickup and onboard tuner

By Jamiej

from Miami, FL

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  • Good Tone
  • Pickup With Onboard Tuner
  • Radiused Fingerboard


    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

    Michael Kelly mandolins have superior tone, when I have compared them with similar models. I wanted an acoustic-electric mandolin, so this was my choice. This is a beautiful instrument with all wood construction and satin finish which results in excellent tone. Fit and finish were excellent. The dragonfly inlay on the fingerboard gives it a custom look. This has a Fishman pickup with on board tuner, which is very rare with mandolins. My only complaint is the then finish is not the "antique, violin satin" finish as advertised, but the "amberburst", which is a brighter, orange. Nevertheless, I am satisfied customer.

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    Fine from far....but far from fine

    By I put the man in mandolin.

    from Lafayette, LA

    About Me Novice


    • Beautiful
    • Good Tone
    • Playability


    • Pickup Could Be Better
    • Pickup Fair
    • Poor Detail

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

    Let me start by saying that after a week i do enjoy my new MK dragonfly.
    Absolutely beautiful from far away. truely. i have it hanging on my wall and it looks like a work of art.
    unplugged sound is great, good volume, good tones, crisp and clear.
    plugged sound is fair, but can be adjusted for better tone. i found it was a little thin and uneven.
    playability is great, i put a set of elixars on it right away, the strings that come with it are poor.
    seems to be well built
    good bridge

    the attention to detail is very poor. multiple scuffs, trim work and paint is uneven and noticibly shabby. it looks handmade by a poor crafastman. from about a foot away, you would never notice, but up close it is a little displeasing.
    plugged in, i wanted a warmer tone. it was a little too bright and uneven, and left a little to be desired in the way of communicating that warmth that you get unplugged.

    all in all
    i would recommend it only if you can play it first and you are ok with the subpar detail work. I will get it professionally set up by a luthier, which i recommend on any Mandolin. I am upgrading form a cheaper ibanez and it suites me fine. and man is a pretty :)

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