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Michael Kelly

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Michael Kelly Patriot Enlightened Electric Guitar Dark Amber Burst - MKPEEDAPRA

Product Information

The Patriot Enlightened is the lightweight version of our Patriot. Created as part of the Enlightened Collection, this is the outcome of two years of development as we committed to developing an ultralight guitar without the normal compromises. The Patriot Enlightened weighs 6 pounds or less without the past drawbacks of a lightweight guitar.

In creating the Enlightened collection, we carefully selected a new tone wood, red cedar. This member of the mahogany family delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We reduced weight further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. To avoid neck-dive, which is common on lighter instruments, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement. The end result is a lightweight guitar that is well balanced, fun to play, and sounds great.

The pickups on the Patriot Enlightened are based on the popular Rockfield® SWC pickups, but they have been voiced specifically for the Enlightened models, working perfectly with the new properties of the wood and construction of this guitar. We added our Great 8 Mod, allowing you to go from humbucker to single coil tone using the two provided push-pull pots.


Specifications

 

BODY
Top  Quilt Maple
Body  Red Cedar
Binding  Classic Cream, Triple Bound
Construction  Long-Set
NECK
Neck  Mahogany
Binding  Cream
Fretboard  Rosewood
Fretboard Radius  12 Inch / 30.48cm
Number of Frets  22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays  Dots
Scale Length 24.75"
Truss Rod Type Dual Action
Neck Profile Modern C
Nut Material  Fast Black Nylon
Nut Width  43mm
Strings  D'Addario EXL120 (.009-.042)
ELECTRONICS
Boutique Mod  Great 8 Mod - Neck Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Bridge Volume (push/pull coil tap), plus Master Tone
Electronics  Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Neck Pickup  Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Colored
Bridge Pickup  Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Colored
HARDWARE
Hardware Finish  Chrome
Tuning Keys  MK Die Cast
Bridge Type  Tune-O-Matic with String-Thru-Body