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Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass

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The Dragonfly Fretless remains the top selling fretless acoustic bass in the world. It is beautiful in appearance, smooth in performance and has great tone. Only with the Dragonfly Fretless do you get real quilt maple on the top, back and sides. The brighter and clearer tone that this provides is one of the reasons so many people have selected the ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Dragonfly Fretless remains the top selling fretless acoustic bass in the world. It is beautiful in appearance, smooth in performance and has great tone. Only with the Dragonfly Fretless do you get real quilt maple on the top, back and sides. The brighter and clearer tone that this provides is one of the reasons so many people have selected the Dragonfly Fretless. Of course you also get an amazing looking Dragonfly accented vine inlay that adorns the fingerboard. It is made from real abalone and pearl for the ultimate in instrument extravagance. Other upgrades on the Dragonfly Fretless includes hand scalloped bracing, a double adjustable truss rod and dual graphite reinforcement rods for added neck stability and longevity. Like with all Michael Kelly basses you get improved feel with the 34" scale for the perfect string response. The Dragonfly Fretless also has Michael Kelly's popular Top Dot markers. These are small stealth-like dots that show where each fret would normally be. They are hidden for a clean look, but a great resource when you need them.

Features

  • Set-neck construction
  • Quilt maple top, back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • 12" Radius
  • 34" Scale
  • 2 way adjustable truss rods w/2 graphite rods
  • Scalloped bracing
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • White triple-ply white and black binding
  • Dragonfly and vine custom inlay of pearl and abalone
  • Solid abalone inlay sound hole
  • Michael Kelly rosewood acoustic bridge
  • Grover tuners
  • Fishman braided transducer pickup
  • Fishman MKAB pre-amp
  • Chrome hardware
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Michael KellyDragonfly 5-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
4.0

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4.0

So Well Worth the Wait

By Jeff - Young Old Timer

from Lakeland, FL

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Pros

  • Beautiful and Elegant
  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Should come with flat-wound strings

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues
  • Writing music

Comments about Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I ordered this bass back on August 20, '17. After twice delaying the backorder, I finally got it on October 11, '17. This was not GC's fault at all. The bass is beautiful and very elegant and has a voice to match. The electronics sound solid and rich, and the vine running the length of the fret board really pops in contrast to the dark wood. The craftsmanship is superb. Overall, there is nothing not to like about this instrument. My only real gripe is that no factory should put standard round wound strings on a fretless instrument. Perhaps the companies are in cahoots with string manufacturers to get you to buy more strings. I have a set of tape wound strings to put on my new baby. Tape wounds sound more like a stand-up bass, they're easier on the fingers, and they won't wear on the fret board nearly as much. that and the extra delay are the only reasons why I gave four out of five stars. The bass itself should get six at least.

On a side note, A few days ago, I walked into my local GC store to get a direct box, and as I walked in a ways, I saw a bunch of guitar and bass gig bags lying on the floor in several stacks. There was a beautiful well-padded acoustic bass gig bag for sale. It had three zippered pouches, heavy duty zippers and very sturdy stitching. When I looked at the price tag, my jaw hit the floor, and I thought for a second that it was some kind of gag. Mind you, it was in great condition save for a few scuff marks, but that was strictly cosmetic. The price? $4.99 !! I got it for my Dragonfly bass, and it's a perfect fit. That more than made up for the extra wait to get the bass and the "wrong" strings. Thank you, Guitar Center!

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