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Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin Ant. Amberburst

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As with all MK mandolins, it features a solid hand carved spruce top. On the Elegante however, craftsman spend more time carefully carving and graduating the top for the best possible sound. The back ... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-17-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

As with all MK mandolins, it features a solid hand carved spruce top. On the Elegante however, craftsman spend more time carefully carving and graduating the top for the best possible sound. The back and sides are all solid flame maple and the fingerboard is hand selected premium ebony. With this no-compromises instrument you will also get the upgraded solid tailpiece. It has more mass for increased tone and a design that eliminates rattles and makes string changes faster and easier than ever before. The Elegante mandolin is topped off perfectly with stunning flame maple binding. This exotic wood accent allows the Elegante to stand out from the crowd in looks as well as with its big booming tone.

Michael Kelly is proud to offer the widest variety of mandolins available. Since they own their own factory, every Michael Kelly mandolin is built with care to produce the best tone possible. All Michael Kelly mandolins, from the least expensive to the most, feature solid wood construction. With additional features like Grover tuners, radiused fretboards, scooped fretboard extensions and dovetail neck joints, Michael Kelly mandolins are truly "Built on Sound".

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Features
  • Top: Solid Hand-Carved Spruce
  • Back: Solid Hand-Carved Flame Maple
  • Sides: Solid Maple
  • Construction: Dovetail
  • Neck: North American Rock Maple
  • Binding: Real Flame Maple
  • Nut: Graphtech Tusq
  • Tailpiece: Michael Kelly One-Piece
  • Inlay: Abalone Mini Dots
  • Bridge: Radiused Ebony
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Fretboard: Radiused Ebony
  • Truss Rod: Double Adjustable
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Case sold separately
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Michael KellyLegacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Sound

I bought this off line and when it came in I was actually a little disappointed. While it was a beautiful mandolin, the sound just wasn't great. But... after only one week...Read complete review

I bought this off line and when it came in I was actually a little disappointed. While it was a beautiful mandolin, the sound just wasn't great. But... after only one week of playing around 30 min. a day the sound improved drastically! Now, after 4 months I find it hard to believe how good this mando sounds. I would recommend this to anyone. I met up at a jam a few weeks ago with a guy who had a Morgan Monroe, their was no comparison, the MK elegante was louder, clearer, and just down right sounded better! I believe it sounds better than most lower end Gibsons. In short, you will have to spend a lot more money to get a better mandolin.

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Would not buy again.

Very poor setup. Tone was "just not there" Playability was terrible. Lowered the bridge as far as I could & still to high for comfort.Intonation not good &...Read complete review

Very poor setup. Tone was "just not there" Playability was terrible. Lowered the bridge as far as I could & still to high for comfort.Intonation not good & yes,i know how to adjust it.I've been doing this for 40+ years. Exchanged for The Loar LM 500 which will keep my LM 600 company.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good look back up/travel instrument

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

I've had to fight with this one a little. Had some issues with the A string and some strange buzzing. After a few days all seems well or on the way to being well. Bought this on a whim to take to a cabin I have. I down really like taking my better instruments into the wood, but this will do fine. I'll continue to play around with this a bit and it will be fine. The neck is comfortable and the action is good. Wood working looks to be well done. I may throw a pick up on it at some point

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Instrument

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

I like the mandolin, it plays well and has a good sound. Although it seems like it should be a little louder.

 
2.0

Would not buy again.

By Bob

from Myrtle Beach SC

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

    Very poor setup. Tone was "just not there" Playability was terrible. Lowered the bridge as far as I could & still to high for comfort.Intonation not good & yes,i know how to adjust it.I've been doing this for 40+ years. Exchanged for The Loar LM 500 which will keep my LM 600 company.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it.

    By Jerome

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

    Bottom line is it sounds great/ well made. Very pleased. Great price and excellent customer support. Actually got a response on another product on a Sunday. Would recommend to anyone. I'm an old guitar player. Haven't played a Mandolin in over 35 years. Just getting back into it because my Grand Daughter starting to play guitar and I thought it would be an instrument I could accompany her with. Well to say the least I forgot how hard it was to tune, but managed and got the nack of it in about 30 min. Seems to stay in tune pretty well.

     
    5.0

    Michael Kelley Legacy Elegante

    By SuperDave

    from Monroe, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Great Value
    • Quality craftsmanship
    • Setup Very Well
    • Sounds Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • BLUEGRASS
      • Blues
      • Classical

      Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

      The Legacy Elegante is beautiful fine crafted mandolin. When I received it, my first thought was, nothing that beautiful could play well. I was wrong. It plays wonderfully. I contacted Michael Kelley requesting some information and the staff is great. Thanks Musican's Friend and Michael Kelley for a great buying experience.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT MANDOLIN

      By terry mills

      from sparta,tennessee

      Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

      I WOULD LIKE TO THANK-YOUR EMPLOYEE MICHEAL FOR HELPING ME DECIDE TO BUY THIS MANDOLIN-PICTURES DONT SO IT JUSTICE IT IS BEAUTIFUL-AFTER I SET MY ACTION AND PUT ON ELIXIR NANO WEB STRINGS AND SET THE INTONATION BY JUST MOVING THE BRIDGE-SOUNDS FANTASTIC CANT HARDLY PUT IT DOWN-I HAVE OWNED MANY EXPENSIVE MANDOLINS-THIS ONE HAS MOST OF THEM BEAT-A++

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By MandolinPaul

      from Minneapolis

      Pros

      • Awesome Wood
      • Beautiful sound
      • Perfect finish

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • And Grinnin'
      • Just Pickin'

      Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

      This is the most beautiful mandolin I've ever owned. It came set up to perfection---something I wasn't expecting. Only flaw is that I think I can see a very fine hair in the finish, which to me just makes it delightfully eccentric. Very happy with this purchase!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An excellent mandolin

      By Barry

      from SoCal

      Pros

      • Excellent wood
      • good foundation
      • Well crafted

      Cons

      • Poor Factory Setup
      • Poor Strings

      Best Uses

      • Playing Bluegrass

      Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

      I have to say that anyone expecting a playable mandolin out of the box is going to be disappointed with this mandolin. The setup on this mandolin from the factory is as poor as any other in it's price range and above. If one does one's homework one will learn that only mandolins costing $4k and up are likely to arrive setup properly and even then there is no guarantee. The craftsmanship and the wood of this mandolin are excellent. The finish and setup are just as bad as many others. If you want a good start on a great mandolin, this is a one that will deliver. You will have to put some high quality strings on it, adjust the truss rod, level the frets, adjust the action, play it for a while and then you will have one sweet mandolin. If you want that handed to you on a silver platter, save up a lot of money because it takes a lot of cash to get a mandolin like that. Of course if you want bling on your mandolin, this is not the mandolin to buy. But, the luthiers who make this unit put in the hours on the woodworking part. The setup department is obviously out to lunch or something. But, setup is a personal thing anyway. If you can't do the setup yourself, then expect to pay a luthier who knows mandolins to get this mandolin right. Even with adding that cost to the purchase price of this mandolin you will still be way ahead in tone and overall cost compared to a $4k model

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good practice & Performing Mandolin

      By Making Due

      from Hudson, Iowa

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

      I returned the mandolin as I received a used damaged mandolin when I had ordered new!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Legacy Elegante f/style

      By don morrell

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin:

      Finish was rough most all over. Bridge was broken out of box . sound not great

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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