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Michael Kelly Guitars Announces Expansion of Its Patriot Series

Michael Kelly guitars

Michael Kelly Guitars announces an expansion to its flagship Patriot Series with two new slim body models that include the Patriot Instinct SB ModShop Duncan and Patriot Decree SB Open Pore.


Patriot Instinct SB Mod Shop Duncan (MAP $879.99)

The Patriot Instinct SB Mod Shop Duncan combines ample tonal possibilities and eye-catching looks in a thin, lightweight body design. The solid mahogany body produces a full, clear tone, and now features a new 1.25” (31.75mm) slim body design that dramatically reduces the weight of the instrument. The high-gloss AAA quilted maple top, cream binding, and pearl/abalone inlays adorning the rosewood fretboard make this guitar a standout on any stage.

The Patriot Instinct SB features a pair of Seymour Duncan JB Model humbuckers with dual mini-toggle coil-split switches for extra sonic versatility. These high-output pickups have plenty of low-end punch while maintaining crisp, detailed highs, and an upper-mid bump with just the desired amounts of harmonics and sustain.

The mahogany neck with a modern “C” profile and contoured heel make the guitar both comfortable and easy to play all, the way up the fretboard. Grover tuners with a string-thru body design and a Tune-O-Matic bridge provide excellent intonation and plenty of sustain.

Patriot Instinct SB Mod Shop Duncan guitars are available in a variety of finishes that include Partial Eclipse, Scorched, and Blue Fade.

  • Single-cutaway electric guitar with lightweight slim body design
  • Mahogany body provides warmth and punch while accentuating the mids and highs
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and cream binding
  • Two Seymour Duncan JB Model humbucker pickups Great 8 Mod with 3-way pickup selector and two mini-toggle coil-split switches
  • 22 medium jumbo frets Grover tuners, string-thru body with Tune-O-Matic bridge

Patriot Instinct SB Mod Shop Duncan | Michael Kelly

Patriot Decree SB Open Pore (MAP $479.99)

Patriot Decree SB Open Pore guitars combine boutique-inspired styling and exceptional tone, in a thin, lightweight body design. The striking open-pore texture and satin finish enhance resonance without compromising the instrument’s tone. The exotic sungkai tonewood top is paired with a slim mahogany body for a distinctly resonant and clear sound. A 22-fret ebony fingerboard produces a bright tone and allows for fast, fluid lines. The set-in mahogany neck, with its contoured heel and modern C shape, is comfortable to play and allows easy access to the upper frets.

The Great 8 Mod gives players quick and easy access to a wide range of tonal options. Its two Rockfield Select Wound Custom humbuckers each with a mini toggle switch allow to coil split the pickups. The 3-way pickup selector offers eight different unique sonic options to choose from. The Patriot SB Open Pore features a Tune-O-Matic bridge with string-thru-body design and Grover tuners and is finished with speed knobs and sleek chrome hardware.

Patriot Decree SB Open Pore guitars are available in a variety of finishes that include Faded Black, Tobacco Sunburst, and Cherry Red.

  • Single-cutaway electric guitar with lightweight slim body design
  • Mahogany body provides warmth and punch while accentuating the mids and highs
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard
  • Two Rockfield SWC humbucker pickups
  • Great 8 Mod with 3-way pickup selector and two mini-toggle coil-split switches
  • 22 medium jumbo frets Grover tuners, string-thru body with Tune-O-Matic bridge
For more information, please visit michaelkellyguitars.com.

Patriot Decree SB Open Pore | Michael Kelly Guitars

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