Patriot Premium Electric Guitar Tiger Eye 889406347663

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Michael Kelly presents the Patriot Premium, an electric guitar for the player who loves the tone of the classic EMG 81/85 combination or the player who wants a "throw down and look bad ass while doing... Click To Read More About This Product

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Michael Kelly presents the Patriot Premium, an electric guitar for the player who loves the tone of the classic EMG 81/85 combination or the player who wants a "throw down and look bad ass while doing it" guitar.

Armed with all the superior features to make the Patriot guitar a tonal beast, the Premium is also adorned with a whole host of envy-worthy appearance upgrades. In the tone department, you'll find the classic EMG 81/85 pickup configuration, a TonePros bridge, ebony fingerboard, set-neck construction and a mahogany body with a solid 1/2" maple cap that gives the Premium guitar a tailored metal growl. For convenience, Grover tuners help keep things in tune. To ensure that you'll look as amazing as you'll sound, Michael Kelly adds quilt maple or flame maple to the top in 3 of the 4 striking finishes.

Real pearl fingerboard markers and full abalone binding on the body, neck and matching headstock create a subtle yet unmistakable reminder that the Patriot Premium is one high-end electric guitar. For your next appearance on stage or garage jam put a premium on your tone and check out the Michael Kelly Patriot Premium.

Features
  • CONSTRUCTION: Set-neck
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Maple
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • FRETBOARD: Ebony
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
  • SCALE: 24-3/4"
  • BRIDGE: Tune-o-matic
  • TUNERS: Grover
  • PICKUPS: EMG 85 neck, 81 bridge
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Michael KellyPatriot Premium Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By Toby

from Eureka, CA

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

so basically i bought this guitar about two years ago, back when this model still came with humbucker pickups, and it was a really, really good guitar. about a year later i won some money at a football game and decided to spend it on gibson humbuckers, but after i put them on the michael kelly it didn't even make a noticeable difference. of course, this is mostly irrelevant to you anyways as a potential buyer because it comes with EMGs now anyways. in conclusion, i would say that factoring in the pickups, as well as the and all of the other aspects, this is a great guitar for a great price, and you should definitely buy it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm sticking with Michael Kelly!

By Bustin' Justin

from Dumas, AR

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar now for about a month. I got the Tiger's Eye finish and it is absolutely beautiful. As for the tone, the EMGs provide the crunch and balls that you would expect. I play mine thru a Peavey 3120 going into a 6505 cab and the sound is amazing. The set neck provides sustain (along with the EMGs) and the fretboard is smooth like butter. The fretboard reminds me of a LTD MH series guitar that I used to have, only it is actually smoother. The action is low without fret buzz. I tend to think of this guitar as a Les Paul (mohagany body - pretty weighty) with a high-end ESP neck. As for the price, why would you not buy this guitar? The only reason I can find for somebody not to buy this guitar is the EMGs. Even then it's a matter personal preferrence.Bottom line - I love this guitar. If it's ever offered with a Floyd Rose and/or a neck-through construction, I would buy that too.GET THIS GUITAR!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Michael Kelly Guitars are amazing.

By Mark-tAu0l

from New York

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

Once again Michael Kelly has impressed me. I honestly think that they are the most under appreciated guitar company in the world. This guitar not only is beautiful to look at but sounds KILLER. I am also a fan of Rockfields BUT these EMG 81/85's are FLAWLESS. You absolutely cannot beat this deal. I run mine through a Peavey 6505+ and the monster sound I get is irreplaceable. I STRONGLY reccommend this guitar.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value-great place to do business

By John H. Pagliuca

from Cortlandt Manor,New York

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I've owned dozens of guitars in my over 45 years of playing. The Micheal Kelly Patriot Premiium model is at the top of the list in quality and playability. I don't think you will find a better unit for the price, and the Guitar Center Pros made the puchase amazingly easy.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

winner hands down

By Chris

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I went in with the intent to buy an Epiphone Prophesy Les Paul and walked out with the Micheal Kelly Patriot Premium. I tried several different makes and models, but everything on this one felt right. Granted how something feels for weight and neck contour are individual matters, but for me this won hands down.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YES, it's that good!

By Toby Dorsett

from Amarillo, Tx

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I've been playing for 35 years and have owned at least 100 guitars and basses during this time. The Patriot Premium is exactly that "PREMIUM". I find it amazing that Michael Kelly can build a guitar of this caliber as such a low price point. I have gone over this guitar with a fine tooth comb time and time again and I can't find a single flaw. The abalone and pearl inlay work is perfect. The fit and finish is second to none. The action and intonation was set up perfect right out of the box. The active EMG 81 & 85 pickups are the best in my opinion. The carved Tiger Eye book matched maple top is beautiful. I can't put this guitar down! I record through a "Digidesign Eleven" guitar processor into Propellerhead Record and this guitar shines in the studio. Ultra quite and endless sustain. If Michael Kelly ever offers this guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo I'll buy it as well. I prefer this guitar over my PRS and it cost me over $2500 less! Is there anything I'd change on this guitar? Yes. I'd offer coil tapping, which is a simple upgrade I've already done myself. You owe it to yourself to audition one of these fine guitars. You won't be sorry.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tiger Eye Premium New 12/25/09

By Steve

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

This guitar is definately worth every penny. My QM top is perfect. Gives you a darker brown mesh without direct light and gives off a goldish color with sunlight. Binding is impressive. Fret edges smooth, the grover buttons are larger than my other two axes with grovers which I like. Tuning is stable. The emg 81 is a bit bright the 85 is full and bubbly for leads. I love the control knobs. They are fast, smooth and unique. Medium heavy body and fast neck, nice handfull. Fretboard is slick ebony. Back of body is a dark cherry red transparent. Seperate plate for battery compartment. My recommendation is if you want upgrades for small cost, its a no brainer- metal player or not. Which Im not, this is a work of art in itself. My demo of this guitar is at cryptonet007 on youtube for your viewing pleasure. Late Steve

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plesantly Relived

By Still Rockin

from Houston

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for 3 months and was plesantly relieved when I recieved it. M.K. was a recommendation by one of the customer sales reps after I had recieved two defective units from a different manufacture. Was unfamilar with the company. I echo all the positive comments above. Can't say enough positive things about it. Happy that it was offered with EMG's as I'm a big fan. This unit requires no moding or tweeking it arrived set up and needed nothing. Playability and tone are off the scale. It is hard to put down. Thank you Michael Kelly and Musician's Friend.

 
5.0

So whats not to like

By Fender Fan-WbChq

from Indiana

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar in Black wash for about 9 months. It has become my favorite when grabbing a guitar to jam. It is well built and I haven't had the first issue with quality or tuning.It is very comfortable and produces a nice sound. Of course it doesn't clean- up like my strat, (MK has EMG's)so its not your best choice for all around music, but what guitar is. If you want a well built guitar that is reliable, nice to look at, comfortable, and can really rock, I would suggest you take a look at the michael kelly guitar line. It really is un- real how they sell these for what they do. Twice the guitar of the PRS SE line. Get it before they catch on!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For the guitarist in all of us!!!!!!!

By Dominion 1673

from St. Paul, MN

Comments about Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Electric Guitar:

I have played guitar for over 20 years and will never stop my search for the best guitar, but for now I have came across the new benchmark for this search. I owned may guitars over this time including many Ibanez, Kramer, Fender, & Yamaha. The Micheal Kelly Patriot Premium has put all of these back in their cases to be brought out only when I feel nostalgic. The ebony neck is butter, playability is easy. The EMG pickups are the new classic for this generation. The body style is an update on the classic Les Paul, with the right changes to make it feel like an extension of yourself. It falls naturally around your neck and looks very good while doing it. This guitar is as close to perfect I have found yet. The quality is something you have to feel for yourself. Thanks you Micheal Kelly for bringing this guitar to life.

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