#1
Alright, so ive been playing around on quite a few different guitars in the past few weeks looking for a good new one. I went in to a shop today and they had a couple of Michael Kelly guitars in there. Having never heard of the brand before i figured what the hell and gave them a try. I was instantly shocked at how amazing these guitars were (one in particular being the Patriot Premium). The guitar played like a dream and sounded incredible.

Because I know nearly nothing about this brand of guitars, I was curious to see what a few members here might think of them or maybe see if anyone knows about the history of the company and its reputation, etc. The guy at the shop told me that Michael Kelly is a fairly new brand. However, he unfortunately did not know a whole lot about them either. To me, these seem like very solid guitars but id just like to hear other opinions and feedback.

if i decided not to get the Patriot Premium, id prolly go for an ltd ec-1000, but the $600 price tag of the Patriot is much easier to swallow.
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#2
They look like great guitars. and from what i hear everyone that has one loves them. Amazing quality for the price. The patriot premium seems like a great competitor to the ec-1000.

I myself am looking into getting a white patriot vintage for my band when we play some non metal stuff:



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#3
Yeah, after looking on other sites i found the specs hard to beat:
mahogany body with maple cap
emg 81/85 pickups
neck thru body construction
24 fret neck
abalone binding
not to mention the great feeling quality of the guitar
all for only about 600$

it seemed like a steal to me
#4
Quote by football4224
Yeah, after looking on other sites i found the specs hard to beat:
mahogany body with maple cap
emg 81/85 pickups
neck thru body construction
24 fret neck
abalone binding
not to mention the great feeling quality of the guitar

it seemed like a steal to me


the nice thing is you'll have something unique.

I would jump on it if you liked how it played. those patriot premiums are NICE!

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#5
they play pretty good. i saw a patriot shape with EMGs and abalone inlays, dark sunburst finish, it was REALLY nice.


i wasnt really a fan of the body shape as far as playing sitting down goes though. it seemed sort of small.
#6
damn, those are nice lookin guitar at a nice lookin price....

might keep an eye on them myself =D
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just watch. in like 2 years, the price will spring to like, 400000000000 bucks, and you'll be like "aw shit"
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