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Music Gear Review: Michael Kelly Patriot Striped Ebony

The Michael Kelly Custom Collection is a limited-edition guitar using specialty woods, inlays and it features hard-to-create specialty colors. The Patriot Striped Ebony features a distinctive striped ebony top and mahogany body with five-ply, white-black binding. There is a mahogany set neck with single- ply white binding and a double-adjustable truss rod. The rosewood fret board has 22 medium jumbo frets with pearl bone inlays, a 24.75-inch scale, 12-inch radius and a synthetic graphite nut.

On the inside is the Great 8 boutique wiring mod, which is a double push/ pull coil-tap that allows for two volume and two push/pull tone controls. When combined with the three-way switch and MK-PAF-Plus pickups, the Patriot Striped Ebony becomes super-versatile, ready for any gig. The string-thru body and tune-o-matic style bridge with additional chrome hardware finishes add to the guitar’s rich and unique look.

Production of the Michael Kelly Patriot Striped Ebony is limited and they sell for $499.95 MSRP.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.