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Michael Kelly Guitars Enlightened 55 Lefty in Dark Tiger's Eye (with gig bag)

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Enlightened 55 Lefty The Enlightened 55 is an ultralight electric guitar with unexpectedly large tone. The core of the 55 is its humbucker and mini-humbucker pickup combination. We enhance that with the use of the Great 8 Mod to give you 8 different tone settings ranging from double humbucker to...   Read More ›

Michael Kelly Guitars Michael Kelly Guitars Enlightened 55 Lefty in Dark Tiger's Eye (with gig bag)

Enlightened 55 Lefty

The Enlightened 55 is an ultralight electric guitar with unexpectedly large tone. The core of the 55 is its humbucker and mini-humbucker pickup combination. We enhance that with the use of the Great 8 Mod to give you 8 different tone settings ranging from double humbucker to focused single coil. All are just a click or two away. The pickups are specially voiced to maximize the sonic performance of the Enlightened design.

With all Enlightened models, we implemented an approach to making a lighter electric guitar that we carefully developed over several years as we focused to make the best sub-6 pound guitars on the market. We achieved this by changing the wood and making multiple modifications to the body and parts to deliver something special.

The primary body wood on the Enlightened 55 is red cedar. We selected this member of the mahogany family because it delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. We topped it with quilt maple to make it visually striking. The weight was reduced further by thinning out the body and adding ports to the butt-end of the body. The Enlightened 55 also has been upgraded with an aluminium bridge and control plate for added weight relief along with enhanced tone.

Often, light weight guitars are hard to play with a guitar strap because they are neck heavy, leading to neck-dive. For the Enlightened collection, we developed a new combination for strap-button placement to deliver improved balance.

Tone, balance, versatility, and comfort are all hallmarks of the Enlightened 55.

Great 8 MOD

The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?




L55DTE Dark Tiger's Eye


BODY

  • Dark Tiger's Eye
  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Body: Red Cedar
  • Binding: Genuine Flame Maple
  • Construction: Bolt On

NECK

  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: Compound 10.5" to 16"
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Scale Length 648 mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Modern C
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Strings: .010 – .046

ELECTRONICS

  • Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
  • Electronics: Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
  • Neck Pickup: Rockfield® Mini Humbucker-L
  • Bridge Pickup: Rockfield® SWC Humbucker-L

HARDWARE

  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Ultralight Aluminium T-Style

NOTES

  • Enlightened Ultralight Treatment - including special wood, thinner design, etc.
  • Enlightened Port Weight Relief
  • Special Strap-Button Placement, for better balance
  • Aluminium Bridge and Control Plate for added weight relief
  • Comes with premium padded gigbag


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