Forte Port Acoustic/Electric Guitar

$799.00 inc GST

Brand: Michael Kelly Guitars

SKU: MKFPN

The Forte Port acoustic/electric guitar features Michael Kelly’s Port Technology. This fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. It is dynamic, responsive and has a big bold sound. The Forte Port features an aggressive cutaway giving you more fingerboard access and great balance, plus is equipped with an active Fishman electronics system for live performances.

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Description

Michael Kelly Forte Port Acoustic/Electric Guitar
The Forte Port features Michael Kelly’s Port Technology. This fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. It is dynamic, responsive and has a big bold sound. The Forte Port features an aggressive cutaway giving you more fingerboard access and great balance. 
 
The Forte Port is equipped with an active Fishman electronics system. The under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte. You can control the volume and adjust the tone with two onboard controls, located in the soundhole. Discrete, but very easy to use and all without any holes cut into the side of the instrument.

FEATURES:
 
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. Traditional soundhole placement interrupts a potentially potent “soundboard” area located between the neck and the bridge. By relocating the soundhole, Michael Kelly was able to bring this area to life, providing a louder and more resonate overall top performance. This performance enhancement is especially evident on models with integrated electronics where the added resonance collaborates with the bridge mounted piezo for undeniably better results.
 
INTEGRATED FISHMAN ELECTRONICS
The active amplification system by Fishman® includes an onboard control for volume and one for tone. These are mounted inside of the soundhole for easy access, and this avoids the need to cut a hole in the side of your guitar, maximizing performance.
 
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.
 

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 200 mm

BODY
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back Material: Sapele
  • Side Material: Sapele
  • Binding: Black Triple Ply
NECK
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48 cm
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Mini-Dots
  • Headstock: Traditional MK Acoustic
  • Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Comfort C
  • Nut Material: Fast Black Nylon
  • Nut Type: Standard
  • 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 Finish
  • Extreme cutaway body shape that provides enhanced access to upper frets and great balance
  • Side soundport, personal monitor

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 200 mm

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