Michael Kelly 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Right Handed - Java Ebony (MKFESJESFX)

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When you first lay eyes on the Forte Port Exotic JE you can not help but notice the striking appearance. That is thanks to the Java Ebony top. The styling is enhanced thanks to a bold satin black finish on the Okoume back and sides and the addition of black binding and hardware. The sonic performance is just as striking as the Forte Port Exotic's look. These woods combine to give you a full-bodied rich and deep tone. We further improve that performance via our Port Technology which positions the soundhole off center and opens up a larger soundboard.

Want to plug it in? No problem. The Forte Port Exotic JE includes a complete Fishman electronics system with an under saddle pickup.


ZERO PIN BRIDGE
It always happens at the worst possible time — you break a string at a gig. What if you could radically shorten the time it takes to change your string? The Michael Kelly Zero Pin Bridge makes that possible.

This innovative Zero Pin Bridge allows players to change a string without tools and without the stress of losing or breaking pins. A quick slide into the specially-designed groove makes the inevitable string change as quick and easy as possible!

PORT TECHNOLOGY
Acoustic guitar design has not changed significantly since the pre-World War II era. For several years now, the Michael Kelly team has been working on a fresh new approach to acoustic guitars. This has culminated with the development of the new Port Technology. At the core of this innovation is an offset soundhole approach coupled with an all new bracing design.


SPECIFICATIONS
BODY
Top: Java Ebony & Mahogany Blend
Back Material: Okoume
Side Material: Okoume
Binding: Black Triple Ply

NECK
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ovangkol
Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48 cm
Number of Frets: 20
Inlays: Mini-Dots
Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
Truss Rod Type Dual Action
Neck Profile Comfort C
Nut Material: Black Tusq
Nut Width: 1 11/16" / 43 mm
Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53

ELECTRONICS
Electronics: Fishman Preamp and Pickup
HARDWARE
Hardware Finish: Black
Tuning Keys: MK Diecast
Bridge Type: Zero-End Pin Ovangkol

NOTES:
Ultra Thin Satin Natural UV Finish
Extreme cutaway body shape that provides enhanced access to upper frets and great balance
Side soundhole for added air movement and a great new tone for the player.