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Belltone Guitars partners with Lindy Fralin to offer three custom designed ‘filtertron’ size pickups based on Lindy’s P-90 and “Blues Special” single coil, plus Fralin’s best-selling humbucker.

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Michael Kelly Guitars is once again teaming up with Lindy Fralin for the Michael Kelly CC50 Fralin.

Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2016) -- Michael Kelly Guitars is once again teaming up with esteemed pickup builder Lindy Fralin for the Michael Kelly CC50 Fralin guitar. The combination of the Steel Poled 43 pickups with the ebony topped body optimizes this custom model to deliver a full, rich, and dynamic tone. These short run guitars are available now at www.michaelkellyguitars.com and select dealers.

The Steel Poled 43 pickups, named for the steel adjustable pole pieces, have a bar magnet in the back and are wound with 43 gauge wire which gives the pickup 25% more output. The bridge pickup registers at 10k ohms, along the lines of a P-90, making it a very strong single coil. The single coil in the neck registers at 8.5k ohms. In addition to the distinct pickups, the wiring has been modified with a specific set of CTS and Bourne pots and a Mojotone Dijon cap creating a better, cleaner signal. A push-pull feature has also been added to reverse the phase and give additional tone options.

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A customized version of their 1955 model with new electronic modifications and Lindy Fralin pickups.

Hebron, KY (October 23, 2015) -- Michael Kelly Guitars unveils the new Mod Shop 55. This guitar is a customized version of their top selling 1955 model with new electronic modifications and Lindy Fralin pickups. All Mod Shop 55’s are built to order and are only available online at michaelkellyguitars.com.

No one knows Michael Kelly Guitars better than Michael Kelly. So they’ve taken it upon themselves to investigate even more ways to hot rod an already tricked out guitar. For the first model from the Mod Shop, Michael Kelly team selected Lindy Fralin pickups. In the bridge position, the hand wound Pure PAF uses ALNICO II magnets to soften the treble and smooth the grind resulting in brilliant clarity. In the neck position, the hand wound Mini Humbucker is a dual coil, hum-canceling pickup. Rather than Michael Kelly’s traditional “coil-split” feature, a “partial-tap” was applied with a Great 8 wiring mod that cuts the output of one coil by 50% when activating the push-pull switch on either of the control knobs (volume and tone). This makes for less of an overall volume drop when splitting each pickup for a single coil tone.

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