Michael Kelly Left Handed Guitars

Wondering which Michael Kelly left handed guitars are available? You’re in the right place!

Michael Kelly Guitars was founded in 1999 and is based in Florida, USA. Although originally starting out as a mandolin and acoustic bass brand, the company has since expanded and now offers a wide range of beautiful guitars, basses, and mandolins.

Does Michael Kelly Offer Left Handed Guitars?

Yes! At the time of writing, Michael Kelly offers 5 different left handed guitars. This includes a T-style model, 2 single-cuts, a unique hybrid guitar, and an innovative acoustic design. Each guitar is available in a single finish.

The range of left-handed Michael Kelly guitars really stands out, as the company offers more than just the usual token lefties that most other brands offer. The majority of these guitars are interesting and unique, with innovative features that set them apart from the rest of the pack.

Michael Kelly Left Handed Guitars

Michael Kelly Left Handed Guitars

Looking at these guitars, you’d be forgiven for assuming that they come with a pretty hefty price tag. But fear not – for the most part, these guitars are super affordable, starting from around $350 USD – wow!

As I’ve already mentioned above, we currently have five left handed Michael Kelly guitars to choose from. Let’s take a closer look at each model and see exactly what they’re all about!

Michael Kelly 1953 Left Handed

Left Handed Michael Kelly 1953 Guitar

The Michael Kelly 1953 is a stunning-looking T-style guitar that is aimed at players looking for a more traditional style with some additional modern appointments.

It features an alder body with a flamboyant flamed maple top and a bolt-on maple neck with your choice of maple or rosewood fretboard. The guitar uses two hot Rockfield single-coil pickups designed specifically for this guitar.

Michael Kelly’s ‘Quad Mod‘ gives us the usual 3 pickup settings, plus one additional setting that activates the bridge and neck pickups in series, offering a much fatter tone similar to a humbucker.

Available left handed in ‘Blue Jean Wash’ finish.

  • Body : Alder w/ Flame Maple Top
  • Neck : Maple
  • Fingerboard : Maple 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Fingerboard Radius : 10.5″
  • Pickups : Rockfield TexPlus Single-Coils
  • Bridge : Traditional

You can hear the guitar in Michael Kelly’s demo video below.

Michael Kelly Patriot Decree OP Left Handed

Michael Kelly Patriot Decree OP Left Handed

The Patriot Decree OP is brand new for 2021, and it’s really great to see that the brand has offered up a stunning southpaw model!

It features the more traditional mahogany body but pairs it up with a very eye-catching open-pore Sungkai top. An ultra-thin satin finish ensures that nothing can stand in the way of its sustain and bold tone.

The Patriot Decree OP has a much wider tonal arsenal thanks to Michael Kelly’s ‘Great 8 Mod‘. With this, the brand has added push-pull switches to both tone knobs to allow one coil of each humbucker to be turned off. These options allow for a much brighter and cleaner single-coil style sound!

Available left handed in Faded Black finish.

  • Body : Mahogany w/ Sungkai Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Set-Neck
  • Fingerboard : Ebony 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length : 24.75″
  • Pickups : MK PAF-Plus Humbuckers
  • Bridge : Tune-O-Matic w/String-Thru

Why not check out the demonstration video below to see what this single-cut sounds like!

Michael Kelly Patriot Instinct Bold Left Handed

Left Handed Michael Kelly Patriot Instinct Guitar

If looks could kill! The Patriot Instinct Bold takes premium quality features and combines them with a unique dark blue/black to natural color fade.

A triple-bound mahogany body is finished with a quilted maple top and a real abalone center stripe. The fully bound mahogany neck has a 22 fret Pau Ferro fretboard and beautiful pearl/abalone ‘Instinct’ inlays.

A specially voiced pair of zebra-colored Rockfield SWC humbuckers complete the look.

As with the Patriot Decree OP above, the Instinct Bold also features Michael Kelly’s ‘Great 8 Mod‘. This essentially gives the guitar eight distinct tonal options by allowing one coil of each humbucker to be disengaged. Very cool!

Available left handed in Partial Eclipse finish.

  • Body : Mahogany w/ Quilted Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany
  • Fingerboard : Pau Ferro 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length : 24.75″
  • Pickups : Rockfield SWC Humbuckers
  • Bridge : Tune-O-Matic w/ String-Thru

Check out the awesome demo video below to see and hear the Patriot Instinct Bold in action!

Michael Kelly Hybrid Special Left Handed

Left Handed Michael Kelly Hybrid Special

The Hybrid Special is a unique and interesting instrument that is designed to allow players to enjoy both electric and acoustic tones in a single guitar. In addition to switching between the two worlds, the Hybrid Special also offers the option of blending both tones to create some really unique sounds.

The chambered mahogany body has a gorgeous spalted maple top and features 5-ply black and white binding. The mahogany neck has a bound 22-fret pau ferro fingerboard with abalone block inlays.

Although you can use a regular guitar cable with the Hybrid Special, Michael Kelly suggests utilizing a Y-cable to unlock its full potential. This will allow you to send the signal from the magnetic pickups to one amp, and the acoustic sounds to another.

Available left handed in Spalted Burst finish.

  • Body : Chambered Mahogany w/ Spalted Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany
  • Fingerboard : Pau Ferro 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length : 24.75″
  • Pickups : Rockfield SWC/Fishman Powerchip
  • Bridge : Pau Ferro Michael Kelly Acoustic

Check out the demo video below to experience the huge number of sounds that the Hybrid Special is capable of!

Michael Kelly Forte Port Left Handed

Left Handed Michael Kelly Forte Port Acoustic

The beautiful Forte Port is an acoustic for the modern player thanks to its fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement.

Michael Kelly doesn’t give many secrets away on their website, but these new designs are claimed to provide a noticeable improvement to sonic performance. Plus, you’ll never lose a pick inside this acoustic!

Other modern features include an aggressive cutaway for fabulous upper fret access, Fishman Sonitone electronics, and a Zero-Pin bridge which makes restringing much easier.

The guitar itself is constructed of sapele back and sides, a solid spruce top, triple black binding, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard.

  • Body : Sapele Back/Sides w/ Solid Spruce Top
  • Neck : Mahogany
  • Fingerboard : Pau Ferro 20 Frets
  • Scale Length : 25.5″
  • Electronics : Fishman Preamp
  • Bridge : Zero-End Pin Bridge

Watch the video below for an excellent demonstration of the different sounds the Forte Port can offer!

And that completes the range of left handed Michael Kelly guitars!

Michael Kelly Guitars Website

The Michael Kelly site features a separate section for left handed guitars, making it super easy to find the current lefty range. You can’t really ask for more than that!

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