Enlightened Patriot Light-Weight Electric Guitar

$1,299.00 inc GST

Brand: Michael Kelly Guitars

The Michael Kelly Patriot Enlightened electric guitar feels, plays and sounds exactly like its heavy-weight counterpart, but with a demonstrable weight reduction. If you’ve ever played 3+ hour shows, have a smaller frame, have back or posture issues, or just flat out want to give your body a break, the Enlightened series will get you there easily and without compromise.

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Michael Kelly Patriot Enlightened Light Weight Electric Guitar
The Patriot Enlightened is an ultralight electric guitar with unexpectedly large tone. Its twin humbuckers are enhanced with the use of the Great 8 Mod to give you 8 different tone settings, ranging from double humbucker to focused single coil, courtesy of 2 push-pull pots. The pickups, based on the popular Rockfield® SWC pickups, are specially voiced to maximize the sonic performance of the Enlightened design. 
With all Enlightened models, Michael Kelly have implemented an approach to making a lighter electric guitar that was carefully developed over several years as they focused to make the best sub-6 pound guitars on the market. This was achieved by changing the wood and making multiple modifications to the body and parts to deliver something special. 
The primary body wood on the Patriot Enlightened is red cedar. This member of the mahogany family is used because it delivers classic and full tonal performance but at a much lighter weight than typical tone woods. To enhance the appearance it is 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.
Often, light weight guitars are unbalanced to play standing up using a guitar strap because they are neck heavy, leading to neck-dive. For the Enlightened collection, Michael Kelly developed a new combination for strap-button placement to deliver improved balance – and it works so well!

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?

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 1130 × 440 × 170 mm


Top: Quilt Maple
 Body: Red Cedar
 Binding: Classic Cream, Triple Bound
Construction: Long-set
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48cm
Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Inlays: Dots
Binding: Cream
Scale Length: 24.75″
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Neck Profile: Modern C
Nut Material: Fast Black Nylon
Nut Type: Standard;
Nut Width: 43mm
Strings: 9-42 Gauge 
Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod – Neck Volume (push/pull coil tap) – Bridge Volume (push/pull coil tap), plus Master Tone
Electronics: Specially Voiced Pickups for Enlightened Model
Neck Pickup: Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Coloured
Bridge Pickup: Rockfield SWC-L, Zebra Coloured
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Machine Heads: Die Cast
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with String-Thru-Body


  • Enlightened Ultralight Treatment – including special wood, thinner design, etc.
  • Enlightened Port Weight Relief
  • Special Strap-Button Placement, for better balance

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 1130 × 440 × 170 mm


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