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Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup   

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The precision-crafted Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup has phenomenally good tone. Dovetail neck joint, rock maple neck, double...Click To Read More About This Product

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Solid carved spruce top, solid maple back and sides, triple-binding, and all the fixins!

The precision-crafted Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup has phenomenally good tone. Dovetail neck joint, rock maple neck, double adjustable truss rod, and adjustable rosewood bridge. Fishman piezo pickup system for live performance without feedback. Real abalone block inlays, gold hardware, and genuine Grover tuners for stunning looks and solid tuning.

FEATURES
  • Solid carved spruce top
  • Solid maple back and sides
  • Triple-binding
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Rock maple neck
  • Double adjustable truss rod
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Real abalone block inlays
  • Gold hardware
  • Fishman piezo pickup system
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Michael KellyLegacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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5.0

Wow, amazing instrument!

By Alex-GCnBe

from Boston

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

I recently purchased this mandolin, and it is absolutely perfect. Right out of the box, the action was wonderful, no buzzing, and the tone was great. When its plugged in, the quality is completely transferred through the Fishman pickup, no problem. The ablalone and workmanship is also beautiful. The only thing I would change is the nut (plastic to bone) and there is slight hint of a buzz at the tailpiece. Its nearly unnoticeable, and is probably a very easy fix. All in all, this mandolin sounds like a top of the line instrument, and performs like anything over twice its price.

 
5.0

Great for a beginner or a champ

By Stratplayer88-08nZT

from Kentucky

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

This great mandolin delivers the classic twangy, and haunting aurora that you wouldn't expect from such a reasonably priced mandolin. Not only does it sound great but is equipped with the classic fishman 4 electronics that make any good acoustic instrument sound great. I own 2 other instruments with the same brand of electronics and they all sound like a million-dollars when you plug it in. Look at buying one of the Marshall acoustic solo combos if you dont already have an acoustic amplifier. Just be careful not to shatter your "tweeters" by turning the treble down on your electronics. I have owned this mandolin for 2 years and originally bought it thinking' "Okay, I am a beginner and this is a mid-priced, mid-quality mandolin that I can grow into." I have learned to play mandolin on this instrument and it produces a quality sound and feel that leaves me with no reason to look at purchasing another mandolin any time soon. Not to mention the mother-of-pearl inlays, and sunburst body make it look very flashy and beautiful. I am also a fan of the F-style body and it fits comfortably in my lap allowing me to play it comfortably for hours. I wont be buying another mandolin anytime soon. If you are a guitarist or bassist looking to expand your musicality buy this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best value for the money; period!

By Jeff-z_zyj

from sarepta, la

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

I'm thirty-seven years old and played mandolin since I was four; I've played kentucky, epiphone,ibonez,fender, and even the expensive gibsons; only the gibson came close on sound and quality; but why pay for 1000 to 6000 for a mandolin when you can get the about the same sound, quality and playability for under 1000. By the way, pictures on-line don't do this mandolin justice; it is absolutely beautiful; I feel like my legacy will last for the rest of my life, but if some thing does happen to it, I won't have to shop around; I'll simply go on line and order another legacy; good luck with your future mandolin.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Modest cost for serious musicians

By Max-mMiG4

from Pennsylcania

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

I'm a lifelong guitar player, but a mandolin novice. I bought a "beginner" Aria electric years ago just so I could cover REM's "Losing My Religion" in a rock band. Just so you know where I'm coming from.Wanted to step up to a better quality instrument that wouldn't bankrupt me. This thing delivers.After careful setup (IMPORTANT), intonation is excellent, action is excellent, tone is excellent.If you are a serious musician who needs an electric pickup equipped mandolin for a band, and want to keep the pricetag well under $1000, you won't be sorry with this. MAKE SURE you get it set up properly, though.

 
5.0

perfect

By dewey-E5RK_

from wv

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

i bought this madolin about 6 months ago, and i love it, i am just starting out with a mandolin and it is perfect for the price and perfect for accoustic or electric. i have recorded a few songs with it and it sounds great.

 
5.0

After 2 years hard work

By Tim Smith

from Northern NJ

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

I've been playing my FS-E for two years now. We average 150 shows a year. That's hard on a mando in this price range. It's still working perfectly, although the battery cover broke. No big deal, considering the rough use and modest price.I'd buy another in a heartbeat. In a noisy bar, no one has been able to tell the difference between this and a much more expensive instrument once it's plugged in, so why risk high price instruments?Five stars for price and value!

 
4.0

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By sparkplug

from Columbus, Ohio

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

It looks really nice and plays pretty well, but mine has a nasty buzz on the E string. Tried many different things to get rid of it, but still there. I also agree with a previous reviewer that the resonance isn't great, perhaps because it is built too heavily.

 
5.0

Great Mandolin!

By cariS

from Tupelo, MS

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

I bought this mandolin to upgrade from my A-style, and was very pleased with it. It sounds great if you plug it in or not. Good tone and very sharp looking.

 
4.0

Decent for price

By bubba

from Idaho

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

Mandolins are all different, even within the same brand with decent quality control. Mine sounds good plugged in. Acoustic, I feel it has a nice chop, but isn't too loud. Maybe the top is a little too thick, or the bridge a little chunky. It's real nice looking - excellent finish, but maybe a little thick/heavy which reduces some vibrations. Overall, I use it for louder electric "bar" type gigs, but play a decent Eastman for acoustic messing around.

 
4.0

Very functional, and good playability.

By Jammerman1012

from Collierville, TN

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy FS-E Mandolin with Fishman Pickup:

It would probably be tough to find a better value in an imported mandolin. Sure it's lacking a few of the bells and whistles (very simple tailpiece, no pickguard), and there's no way this is going to get mistaken for an American made instrument. But the tone is great (both natural and plugged in), and with a little setup help you've got a very functional instrument at a decent price.

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