Michael Kelly Guitar Company, located in Clearwater, Flordia, announced last week the production of several limited edition mandolin models. These special production mandolins will be released incrementally over the course of the next six months. Some are completely new models, others are reissues of old models no longer in production. You can get a look at the various models by visiting this page on their website.
The four models announced are as follows.
Legacy FSE Black Limited Edition
The Limited Edition FSE has a sleek and cotemporary appearance thanks to its smooth gloss black finish and silver hardware. Other features include, solid wood construction, Michael Kelly’s one-piece tailpiece, full binding, radiused fretboard, abalone block inlays and Grover¬Æ tuners. It wouldn’t be a FSE without electronics, and once again, we’ve equipped this mandolin with a Fishman¬Æ System One preamp. Production limited to 100 units. Availability beginning in June.
Legacy Firefly Reissue Limited Edition
The Firefly returns to the air! The Firefly Reissue is easily recognized by its distinctive vine and firefly inlay on its radiused ebony fretboard. Other desirable features include: solid wood construction, Michael Kelly’s one-piece tailpiece, full binding and Grover¬Æ tuners. The Firefly Re-issue will be available in three finishes, transparent blue, ruby fade and blackburst. Production limited to 100 units total. Availability beginning in June.
Legacy Evo Limited Edition
The Evo returns, but in limited numbers. The Evo represents Michael Kelly’s take on a modern mandolin. Its sleek lines, chrome hardware and lack of binding speak to those in search of a mandolin that is at once visually distinctive but not garish. The Evo also features a radiused fretboard, solid wood construction, simple abalone dot inlays, Michael Kelly’s one-piece tailpiece and Grover¬Æ tuners. Production limited to 50 units. Availability beginning in July.
Legacy Cream Limited Edition
Tired of traditional burst color mandolins? The Legacy Cream Limited Edition is for you! With a glossy coat of fresh cream this Limited Edition will turn some heads. Adorned with gleaming gold hardware, this mandolin is definitely the cream of the crop. Other great features include: solid wood construction, Michael Kelly’s one-piece tailpiece, front binding, radiused ebony fretboard, abalone dot inlays and Grover¬Æ tuners. Production limited to 50 units. Availability beginning in July.
For further information, including specs and additional photos, you can visit MichaelKellyGuitars.com