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Michael Kelly Legacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin  

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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.

FEATURES
  • 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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Michael KellyLegacy Dragonfly Acoustic-Electric Mandolin
 
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4.0

Fine from far....but far from fine

By I put the man in mandolin.

from Lafayette, LA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Tone
  • Playability

Cons

  • 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.
Pros
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

cons
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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