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Michael Kelly Patriot Glory Electric Guitar
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The Michael Kelly Patriot Glory Electric Guitar is adorned with an abalone and pearl scrolling neck inlay inspired by an antique pistol engraving. Th...Click To Read More About This Product
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The looks and sound to survive the sonic battle and emerge victorious.
The Michael Kelly Patriot Glory Electric Guitar is adorned with an abalone and pearl scrolling neck inlay inspired by an antique pistol engraving. The Patriot guitar boasts a gorgeous thick quilted maple cap, scroll engraved pickup covers and custom scroll knobs to complete the stunning appearance. Holding down the tone department, Tone Pros bridge, Grover tuners and Rockfield Pickups make the Michael Kelly Patriot truly magnificent!
- Construction: Set-Neck
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Quilted maple cap
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale: 24-3/4"
- Binding: 5-ply white and black
- Inlay: Glory scroll of real abalone and pearl
- Bridge: TonePros fully adjustable
- Tuners: Grover
- Pickup: Rockfield SWC — direct mounted
- Electronics: 1 volume, 1 tone, coil-tapped
- Strings: D'Addario
- Hardware: Chrome w/ engraved pickup covers and custom Glory knobs
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This is one beautiful guitar! I have never played a Michael Kelly until I opened up this guitar today, new out of the box. Made in Korea, well made by the way. Best single cut for the money. Next step is the Gibson. The Rockfield pickups are the best sounding to me, plus you can split them to make a single coil sound. Guitar plays rhythm and lead perfect and sparkly, from jazz to hard rockin. I just had to write this, to let anyone who is looking, know how awesome of a buy this is.
I decided to get a new guitar for my 40th birthday. I was looking at much more expensive guitars and came accross this gem. The set up was great out the box, no fret buzz, no flaws at all. MK means quality to me. These are some of the best guitars for the money. The sound is also amazing, distorted or clean. If you are looking for a les paul style guitar at least look into the Patriot series. You'll really do yourself an injustice if you buy something else without trying one of these babies out...
This guitar is amazing! I play many different styles of music and so far this guitar sounds great for all of them. For this you can get almost the same quality for other expensive guitars. Trust me you won't be disappointed by this guitar!!
This is my second Michael Kelly guitar. I purchased the Patriot Custom last month (read review under Patriot Custom) and had to have another one. These guitars have great sound and amazingly playable necks. When I opened the box I was amazed how stunning this guitar is (Black Fade). The pictures do not do it justice. The pearl inlay is gorgeous and appears almost 3 dimentional. There are little pieces of abalone interwoven that give the inlay a sparkle of color.Out of the box, I did have to adjust the neck & bridge a little (the Custom was perfect out of the box). While the Custom & Glory are similar except for cosmetics and the direct mount pickups (only the Custom is direct mounted) this made for some differences in tone. The Custom has a warmer tone while the Glory is brighter. To my surprise, the pick ups were hotter on the Glory as they were closer to the strings (about 1/8 inch closer). This gave the Glory more sustain. I was expecting that from the Custom being direct mounted, but the distance variation of pick ups to strings had that effect.These are incredible guitars for the money. If MK continues the quality control on these guitars, they are sure to catch on and will no doubt go up in value. You will not find a better guitar in this price range. Some guitars that are 2 - 3 times as much are not even as good.
I played one of these yesterday at a local store, the exact black one pictured. The picture does no justice to this beautiful instrument.I have a PRS McCarty that I use as my gauge against others of the same design. This one is pretty close, even for an import. The best feature of the McCarty is present here, the very sensitive volume taper, goes from smooth jazz tone, to rage with just the volume, as pickups of this nature should be voiced and controlled. Same two knob, one threeway of the standard McCarty design.The finish was everybit as good as my PRS, the Knobs are a tasteful touch, not too much flash, except the inlay. AH... the inlay, confusing, making you rely on side markers, and visually, you loose the side markers amidst the beautiful inlay, which is so beautiful, it takes your mind off the task at hand, staying in key, and on time. I had problems finding A barre automatically, I would repeatedly go to A Sharp. If at 50 yrs. of playing it confuses me...well. If this guitar came with no inlay and abalone markers, it would be perfectly accented.It tuned up nicely, stayed in tune with sharp over bends, behind the nut tricks, and country steel bends. Balled up, it's a screamer, it's not a light guitar, I felt the heft immediately, it translates to good sustain. I would have prefered a wraparound bridge, but only because of the success and playability of that bridge on the PRS.The color was not dull at all, very gloss finish, nice headstock moniker badge, looks metal, looks class. Good tuners, smooth, accurate. A good axe allround. I will seriously consider a Michael Kelly at my next guitar purchase round.
- Easy to play neck
- Great clean tone
- Stable tuning
- Stunning looks
- Badly glued on tone/volume knobs
- Difficult to play the highest frets
- Low power bridge pick up
- great all rounder
This is a guitar to be proud of. I have the Deep cherry red finish and it looks classy and stands out from the crowd. The neck gets thinner as you climb to the higher frets for fast solo's and is thick enough at the first few frets for strong chord work. My friend tried it out on stage and immediately tried ordering one because he was so impressed. Not having fret markers made no difference as using the side dots is a much better way to play. There are a couple of minus point for me though. The neck cut away at the high end is nowhere near enough to solo at the last frets plus the bridge pick up is considerable weaker than the neck pick up. And I managed to pull the knobs clean off when trying out the coil tapped sounds. but these are minor complaints easily fixed (strong glue on the knobs as they don't use the typical grub screws and I raised the bridge pick up to compensate). but compared to my Gibson and P.R.S this is a classy looking and sounding guitar. In my function band i play everything from country, rock, pop, blues, soul and jazz and this guitar sounds convincing in all styles and the looks don't limit its appeal or style.
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I've owned a patriot glory for almost a year now, and I gotta say it's wonderful. You can get so many different sounds from the coil taps, pickup selector, and single tone knob... it's unreal, especially on a clean channel. my action is set real low, don't have any buzz... it's so smooth and fast, really the most comfortable guitar i've ever played speed licks on, and i've wasted a number of days at music stores playing everything they'd let me get my hands on.