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Guitar #2: Michael Kelly Guitar Co. Forte Port Koa 10

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Michael Kelly Forte 10-String Koa guitar

PRODUCT DETAILS

This beautiful Koa guitar was generously donated by SIMSCal member Larry Pearson.  Manufactured by the Michael Kelly Guitar Co., the Forte Port Koa 10 combines two of their most innovative acoustic guitar designs: Michael Kelly’s Port Technology along with their 10 string set up. The Port Technology offers a fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement that results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. It is dynamic, responsive, and has a big, bold sound. The Forte Port Koa 10 features an aggressive cutaway, giving you more fingerboard access and great balance. Combine this with onboard Fishman electronics, 10 strings, and the Koa top, and you get a guitar that sounds as good as it looks. Thank you for donating it, Larry!

  • Top: Koa
  • Back Material: Koa
  • Side Material: Koa
  • Binding: Top/Back, BWB
  • Construction: Dovetail
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlays: Forte Celtic Knot 12th fret custom inlay with Mini Dots
  • Headstock: Koa
  • Scale Length 25.5 inches / 647.7mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16″ / 43mm
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP38 Coated Phosphor Bronze, 12-String, Light, 10-47
  • Electronics: Fishman Presys with Sonicore Pickup
  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Zero-End Pin Ovangkol
  • NOTES: Special “Port” offset soundhole placement with Port bracing to enhance top resonance. Extreme cutaway body shape that provides enhanced access to upper frets and great balance
  • Case: No case included; guitar only

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Guitar #2: Michael Kelly Guitar Co. Forte Port Koa 10

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