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Michael Kelly Guitars Hybrid SpecialPublished on 08/27/08 at 10:47
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
American design, manufacturing Korean.

The special hybrid is equipped with a Fishman piezo and two hambuckers Rockfield SWC.
The originality comes from the fact that you can mix (or not) the signal of the piezo and magnetic pickups: a standard jack, the signal is mixed. With a stereo jack, the signal is recovered on a magnetic channel (which usually sends to the amp) and the piezo signal on the other channel (a plug into an amp or electro sound). And there is great, there are two guitars in one.

Electric side, it has a 3 position selector for the pickups (bridge, neck, both) and the volume knob, which, if it is raised up to switch hambuckers in the single coil. So a volume knob...…
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American design, manufacturing Korean.

The special hybrid is equipped with a Fishman piezo and two hambuckers Rockfield SWC.
The originality comes from the fact that you can mix (or not) the signal of the piezo and magnetic pickups: a standard jack, the signal is mixed. With a stereo jack, the signal is recovered on a magnetic channel (which usually sends to the amp) and the piezo signal on the other channel (a plug into an amp or electro sound). And there is great, there are two guitars in one.

Electric side, it has a 3 position selector for the pickups (bridge, neck, both) and the volume knob, which, if it is raised up to switch hambuckers in the single coil. So a volume knob and a tone.
Piezo side, the fishman and a volume knob.

To mix all of this, another 3-position selector (magnetic, piezo, both)

Imagine the possibilities of combinations in sound, it's huge ...

Maple body, bridge and key rosewood, mahogany neck, pearl inlaid. Set neck. Mechanical Groover. The violin is particularly good. The bridge is like a folk guitar, so be careful, no adjustment possible to the action of the strings or the accuracy at this level ...

Inside, a small electronic board with three components have a variable resistance, which adjusts the strength of the magnetic piezo. But no need to touch it.

These are the manufacturer specifications (English)

Specifications
CONSTRUCTION: Set-neck
BODY: Carved and Mahogany Chambered
TOP: Quilt maple Spalted Maple Gold
NECK: Mahogany
FRETBOARD: Rosewood
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
SCALE: 24 - ¾ "
BRIDGE: Rosewood acoustic bridge
INLAY: Real abalone blocks
TUNERS: Grover
PICKUP: Two Rockfield SWC and Fishman
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Powerchip active control over tone, volume, push-pull pot
STRINGS: D'Addario
HARDWARE: Chrome

UTILIZATION

The handle is nice, it slides well. the access is easy to acute, the action of the strings is a bit high, but at least not frieze ca. Very playable, good ergonomics, light, small, it's a very nice guitar to have on hand.
Its side, it has a lot of sustain, the Rockfield are hot and powerful, the fishman, clear and dynamic. She leaves a very clean sound. Basically, it makes no sound of the slurry is left sounding a string.

The range of sound is huge. Depending on the settings and combinations between different microphones, tone, volume, you can go from a bright acoustic sound to sound jazzy, warm and harmonious, clear sound funky blues sound with a big greasy or powerful hard distortion.

It is therefore a real electric guitar. As for the acoustic side, there's a Eletro-acoustic gives obviously not a pure folk sound, but worth a good electro. The hollow body gives wealth, sustain and harmonics on the guitar.

Whatever the setting, it sounds!

SOUNDS

It will therefore be necessary for many styles of music. Its versatility is ideal for a guitarist who plays a bit of everything and who does not want to walk with several guitars. I use it for blues, funk, rock but also for acoustic songs. For the acoustic side, if you want a real electro sound, we must separate the signals with the cable and stereo sound in a dub or electro amp. But also allows the piezo electric amp to give more momentum to the magnetic pickups and bring out the sound of the ropes and hits the box.

OVERALL OPINION

I have a few months, and it is a pleasure to use. The hybrid has special respond what is asked. All the effects come out faithfully.

Price aside, it would be cheaper if there was less import taxes ...
Still it's worth the money. If you want a good electrical and good electro, ca reviend more. It at any one greater. The Michael Kelly guitars are very good. I prefer investing in a lesser marks than the big brands who charge their names at the top of the handle, without being better.
In the same spirit: the Parkwood PWH4 the ibanez sx72 (more electro) and mountage, the Crafter SA series.

Most:
Very versatile
Very good violin
Very beautiful sounds
The price for a guitar of this quality.
Good ergonomics
What is what is beautiful!
The concept

The -:
No pickguard. Damage to the varnish.
Doubt on the quality of the knobs and switches. (But hey ca seems to hold and at worst, ca can easily replace the cheap ...)
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  • Manufacturer: Michael Kelly Guitars
  • Model: Hybrid Special
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/05/2008

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