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Michael Kelly - Hybrid Special 6-String Full-Size Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Quilt Honey Burst-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not just a great HYBRID guitar, but a great guitar

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    I tried a MK Hybrid (the one humbucker model) years ago when they first came out, I was disappointed. It didn't sustain very well, the electric tones were so-so and the acoustic tones were just okay, and frankly not that acoustic sounding to me. However, the MK Hybrid Special has very good sustain and many usable tones including decent acoustic tones, very good jazz tones, decent blues and rock tones and the versatility to blend them together or separate them apart. Is it the best sounding guitar in any of these styles? No, but it wasn't intended to be. It does what it does very well. I bought the Hybrid Special for playing blended worship music at my church, I couldn't be more pleased with how it works in that capacity. It is currently sitting next to me as my practice guitar for at home as well. The action and playability are great: low and fast. The frets are well finished, the fit and finish of the entire guitar are very well done. The guitar is gorgeous to look at. My wife usually doesn't comment on the look of my guitars (I have 11), she said it was very pretty. If you're looking for a hybrid guitar and don't want to spend for the other makes, the Michael Kelly is an extremely good alternative and only a fraction of the cost. In fact, I read that the business model for Michael Kelly guitars is that they strive to make the best VALUE guitar for the money that you can buy. That means, you can spend more, but what you buy won't be equal value for those additional dollars spent. I have to admit that with Grover Tuners, Fishman acoustic electronics, Rockfield humbucking split-coil pickups, excellent workmanship and materials, the Hybrid Special is indeed excellent value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend