The new Michael Kelly guitar has arrived, the Patriot Supreme.


The Patriot Supreme
Hebron, KY (January 19, 2009) – Michael Kelly Guitar Company  introduces the newest addition to their Patriot series of guitars, the Patriot Supreme.

The simplest way to describe the Michael Kelly Patriot Supreme could be that it’s like owning that perfect classic ride…just with better steering and a more modern feel!

The new Michael Kelly “Set-Thru” Neck Construction method is a modern upgrade to classic neck through construction. The new Set-Through method used on the Patriot Supreme allows the neck to go much deeper into the body which provides many performance enhancing upgrades. The benefits include overall tone, sustain and added access to upper notes which is not commonly possible on most single cutaway guitars.

The Patriot Supreme also boasts as standard materials a mahogany body, Rockfield SWC pickups, and ebony fingerboard. Like all Patriot Guitars, the top is deeply carved and available in three finishes: Black Vapor over figured maple, Cherry Sunburst over flame maple and Tiger Eye over quilted maple.

The Patriot Supreme features new "Supreme" inlay, a standard Tune-o-matic style bridge, Grover Tuners, bound body, neck and color matched headstock. In keeping with with the motto “Built on Sound” the guitar is equipped with award winning Rockfield pickups. The Rockfield SWC pickups add a round warm tone with a tad more bite than normal that will please most players and playing styles.

For more information:
michaelkellyguitars.com

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
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• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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