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Michael Kelly Forte Port X Offset Soundhole Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Forte Port X starts with the Michael Kelly Port Technology. This fine-tuned combination of bracing and an offset soundhole placement works great ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Special soundhole design gives you more volume and resonance.
The Forte Port X starts with the Michael Kelly Port Technology. This fine-tuned combination of bracing and an offset soundhole placement works great with this all-quilt maple body. The Forte Port X's also features a custom Forte Celtic Knot on the 12th fret with Mini Dots, black triple-ply binding, a dual action truss rod and a fast black nylon nut.
Case sold separately
Acoustic guitar design has not changed significantly since the pre-World War II era. For several years now, the Michael Kelly team has been working on a fresh new approach to acoustic guitars. This has culminated with the development of the new Port Technology. At the core of this innovation is an offset soundhole approach coupled with an all new bracing design.
Traditional soundhole placement interrupts a potentially potent “soundboard” area located between the neck and the bridge. By relocating the soundhole, Michael Kelly was able to bring this area to life, providing a louder and more resonate overall top performance. This performance enhancement is especially evident on models with integrated electronics where the added resonance collaborates with the bridge-mounted piezo for undeniably better results.
- Body type: Thinline
- Cutaway: Single
- Top wood: Quilted Maple
- Back & sides: Quilt Maple
- Bracing pattern: Info not available
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Standard C
- Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.5 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Fishman
- Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
- Preamp EQ: 1-band
- Feedback filter: No
- Tuner: No
- Headstock overlay: Quilt Maple
- Tuning machines: Black
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle & nut: Bone
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Body shape
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: Info not available
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Comments about Michael Kelly Forte Port X Offset Soundhole Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
The picture of the Partial Eclipse color here on MF is misleading, as it appears to go from a turquoise to a yellow, which is not at all the case. The actual color is a deep deep blackish-brown which transitions to a quilted maple. Check out the Michael Kelly site or google for more accurate pictures. It really is a shame that the pic is wrong for this guitar. The real thing is absolutely beautiful.
Its a touch on the small side, but that means it's very playable in a band setting imho. Great projection, and the electronics sound great plugged in. I love the discreet tone and volume dials inside the soundhole. Highly recommended!