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Michael Kelly Valor Limited Spalted Maple Top Electric Guitar
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The Valor Limited Electric Guitar has an extra dose of Michael Kelly Magic. It features a figured exotic wood top in distinctive spalted Maple. With ...Read More
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The Valor Limited Electric Guitar has an extra dose of Michael Kelly Magic. It features a figured exotic wood top in distinctive spalted Maple. With all of the obvious visual appeal, the Valor Limited guitar is first and foremost built on sound. The tone screams out in crisp growling heaps - in part thanks to the Rockfield SWC pickups. These pickups are constructed with USA magnets and wire commonly found in the best-known pickups, You get versatile tone ranging from full and biting twang in split-coil mode to clean gnarly and grungy grind in full humbucker mode. Both pickups are also coil tapped. Other features include an adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge with string-through body feature, giving the Valor Limited guitar a slightly darker tone than its Michael Kelly Valor Custom brother.
- Construction: Set-Neck
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Maple cap w/ Spalted Maple or Bubinga
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale: 24-3⁄4"
- Binding: 5-ply white & black
- Inlay: Solid abalone block
- Bridge: TonePros string-through the body
- Tuners: Grover
- Pickups: Rockfield SWC - direct mounted
- Electronics: 1 volume, 1 tone, coil-tapped
- Strings: D'Addario
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I played one at the music store yesterday. It felt cheap and sounded just as bad. The volume and tone knobs felt like they were going to fall off the guitar. The tone didnt change until the knob was almost all the way off and then it was a drastic tone change. The volume knob looked as though it was off center when it was put on the pot. The sound was just so so. Overall very disapointing to me. Glad I played one insted of just buying it. That is just my spin on it. I hope that it was just a bad guitar in the batch.
First of all, I would like to say something about the woodworking: FANTASTIC!! When I saw all the features of this guitar (ebony fretboard, exotic wood Arch-top, Mahogany body, set neck...) I thought, "surely it has to have shoddy workmanship to be so inexpensive." But, wow, was I wrong! The neck is so perfectly straight, and flat, and the neck joint is so well made that it looks like a one piece neck-through-body guitar.Look carefully at Jackson, Ibanez, Schecter (the models under $1000) - the neck's a little off, the pickups don't line up with the strings - there are all sorts of abnormalities common to those and many other cheaper guitars. My Valor Limited doesn't even compare to these guitars; in fact it could be favorably compared with the over-$1k guitars. So the frets are a little rough; play it a couple of hours and that goes away. Yes, the coil-tapping knobs are slightly loose - wrench, anyone? The slight problems with the guitar were very easy to fix, and the playability, construction, and tone are all much better than one would expect at this price point. My advice? GET ONE... before Michael Kelly comes to his senses and raises the price.