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Michael Kelly Enlightened 55 Chambered Tiger Eye Burst

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This Michael Kelly Enlightened 55" chambered  has just arrived and its beautiful!

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Finished with a gorgeous Tiger Eye Maple top, a chambered Red Cedar body complimented with Michael Kelly's famous Great 8 Pickup configuration. 

Lightweight, versatile and comfortable! 

Great 8 Mod:

The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the tone knobs, so that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?

ENLIGHTENED 55:

The Enlightened 55 is an ultralight electric guitar with unexpectedly large tone. The core of the 55 is its humbucker and mini-humbucker pickup combination. We enhance that with the use of the Great 8 Mod to give you 8 different tone settings ranging from double humbucker to focused single coil. All are just a click or two away. The pickups are specially voiced to maximize the sonic performance of the Enlightened design.

With all Enlightened models, we implemented an approach to making a lighter electric guitar that we carefully developed over several years as we focused to make the best sub-6 pound guitars on the market. We achieved this by changing the wood and making multiple modifications to the body and parts to deliver something special.

The primary body wood on the Enlightened 55 is red cedar. We selected this member of the mahogany family because it delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We topped it with quilt maple to make it visually striking. The weight was reduced further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. The Enlightened 55 also has been upgraded with an aluminium bridge and control plate for added weight relief along with enhanced tone.

Often, light weight guitars are hard to play with a guitar strap because they are neck heavy, leading to neck-dive. For the Enlightened collection, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement to deliver improved balance.

Tone, balance, versatility, and comfort are all hallmarks of the Enlightened 55.

BODY
Top  Quilt Maple
Body  Red Cedar
Binding  Genuine Flame Maple
Construction  Bolt On
NECK
Neck  Maple
Fretboard  Rosewood
Fretboard Radius  Compound 10.5" to 16"
Number of Frets  22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays  Dots
Scale Length  25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod Type  Dual Action
Neck Profile  Modern C
Nut Material  Bone
Nut Width  43mm
Strings  D'Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)
ELECTRONICS
Boutique Mod  Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
Electronics  Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Neck Pickup  Rockfield® Mini Humbucker-L
Bridge Pickup  Rockfield® SWC Humbucker-L
HARDWARE
Hardware Finish  Chrome
Tuning Keys  MK Die Cast
Bridge Type  Ultralight Aluminum Traditional

 

SKU: MK55EDTPRO


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