Michael Kelly Dragonfly 4-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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From the intricate vine-style inlay carefully made from real pearl and abalone to the resonant body crafted from luxurious quilted maple, the limited-edition Dragonfly 4-String Fretless bass delivers ... Read More

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From the intricate vine-style inlay carefully made from real pearl and abalone to the resonant body crafted from luxurious quilted maple, the limited-edition Dragonfly 4-String Fretless bass delivers a unique and elegant look. The all-maple body produces amazing attack and cut with great acoustic projection. The Fishman MKAB amplification system has a 3-band EQ optimized for acoustic bass and a bridge saddle pickup that provides great string-to-string balance. The unlined fretboard has side dots located where they would be on a standard fretted bass and additional small and unobtrusive dots on the top clearly marking the fret position. The Dragonfly is the latest in a line of successful Michael Kelly-designed limited-edition acoustic basses.

Features
  • Limited edition
  • Quilt maple top, back, and sides
  • Fishman MKAB active preamp and pickup system
  • Abalone and mother-of-pearl Dragonfly vine inlay
  • Unlined fretless fingerboard with small guide dots
  • Abalone soundhole inlay
  • Triple binding on the body
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • 34" scale length
  • Gloss lacquer finish
  • Advanced-design rosewood bridge
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Michael KellyDragonfly 4-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

This bass is therapy!

By Bob Tigert

from Nashville

Comments about Michael Kelly Dragonfly 4-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I have owned a fretless M Kelly for 2 years now, and EVERY time I play in a large venue the engineers come up with their mouths hanging wide open. In small club gigs or bluegrass concerts, the sound just fills the hall with deep rich tones that are almost unbelievably full (I run through a Fender Rumble 100). This is a completely wonderful instrument. I read about the fret buzz in the other reviews, and my original one had that too, but the Guitar Center folks swapped it out and my new one is perfect. I did replace the wound strings (which are fine) with black nylon ones (had to search a bit to find 'em), but what an amazingly fat, rich tone. This bass is therapy. Jazz, country, bluegrass... this is the answer! And the black one is absolutely beautiful!

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(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I wish I could Afford it

By TruenoCAO

from Oswego, IL

Comments about Michael Kelly Dragonfly 4-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

If only I could afford this baby! It is a little harder to understand than a fretted bass, but the lack of frets makes it easier to play for me at least. The tone is nothing short of spectacular, and the shape of the body just feels "right." I can stand with it, sit down, kneel, whatever, and it doesn't feel awkward. The inlay is beautiful, and allows for fret placement reference. I will end up buying one the minute I can afford it, but for now, I can only dream.

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(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Bass

By Fenderbassist

from TX

Comments about Michael Kelly Dragonfly 4-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

If you are looking for an acoustic electric, this is by far the best one out there. Great fretless tone. The preamp offers a wide range of different sounds. The inlays on the neck look great too. The ONLY thing that I had a problem with was on the B on the D string, when fingered, the string is completely on the inlay, not the wood of the neck. It causes a little buzzing, but no huge problem. Great Bass.

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