Saturday, July 9, 2011

Michael Kelly Club Custom 4N No. 5

 I made this baritone guitar out of a Michael Kelly Club Custom 4N with a few miles on it. There are a few dings on the top and some small dents that I believe were made with a pick. There is also a very fine crack in the finish where the two halves of the top come together. The bass was shipped to me with the strings tight and the bridge lifted slightly. I clamped and glued the bridge back down solid and the process I use to make the guitar a 6 string further strengthens the bridge so I doubt it will ever be a problem. The finish around the bridge did crack though and I have de-emphasized that. None of these cosmetic issues is even visible without examining the guitar very closely and in reflection but I do feel then need to be mentioned. Those things aside, this is one gorgeous, sweet sounding, and easy playing guitar. The owners of the others I have made love them and so far this particular model gets a lot of positive feedback. I am selling this guitar with no case on eBay for $550. At this moment I do have a used hard case available for purchase with this guitar for an additional $75 (US lower 48 only). If you buy the guitar and want one of these, send me a note with your payment and I’ll send you an invoice for the case or bag. Sold - Thanks Isaac!


Solid Red Cedar Top
Burled Ash Sides and Back
Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl and Abalone inlays
Mother of Pearl Headstock Inlay
Abalone Rosette
Fishman Electronics


Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                47 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 inches
Lower Bout Width        16 1/2 inches
Body Depth:                 4 3/4 inches

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