Saturday, March 8, 2014

Michael Kelly QAB no. 2

I made this baritone from what I believe to be a 2002 pre Hanser Music Group purchase quilted maple Michael Kelly model QAB3-QN in very nearly perfect condition. It is not a Dragonfly, Firefly, or Club Custom – it predates those models and I am unlikely to find another like it so it is likely to be one of a kind. I found no obvious flaws when I converted it other than very light usage ware. It is one of the most beautiful guitars I have made to date and features lots of abalone in the rosette, the top purling, and block style position markers. I have finished the guitar with gold hardware and a sound port.I am selling it with no case on eBay for $649. As of this writing I have a hard case available for an additional $75 plus shipping. Sold - Thanks Ronald!


    CONSTRUCTION: Set-neck
    BACK: Quilt maple
    SIDES: Quilt maple
    TOP: Quilt maple
    NECK: Mahogany
    REINFORCEMENT: 2 way adjustable truss rods w/2 graphite rods
    BRACING: Scalloped
    FRETBOARD: Rosewood
    RADIUS: 12"
    SCALE: 32"
    BINDING: White triple-ply white and black and abalone
    FINGERBOAR INLAY: Abalone blocks
    SOUND HOLE: Solid abalone inlay
    BRIDGE: Michael Kelly rosewood acoustic bridge


Scale Length:                32 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                46 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 ½ inches
Lower Bout Width        16 inches

Body Depth:                   5 inches

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