Michael Kelly 1950’s Telecaster Style Guitar Buyer’s Guide

Michael Kelly Telecaster Style 1950’s Line-Up.

In effort to give you full feature spec in 1 pass … enjoy this quick reference guide of each model, along with each featured spec!

Here is the link directly to the MK website:


Michael Kelly Guitars

  1952 1953 1954 1955 1957
Construction Bolt On Bolt On Bolt On Bolt On Bolt On
Body Basswood Alder Alder Swamp Ash Swamp Ash
Top Flame Maple Flamed Maple Quilt Maple Quilt Maple Quilt Ash
Binding Single Ply White Alder Binding Single Ply White Flamed Maple Binding Flamed Maple Binding
Neck Pickup MK PAF-Plus Humbucker MK T-Style Single Coil MK T-Style Single Coil MK Mini Humbucker Rockfield SWV Humbucker
Bridge Pickup MK PAF-Plus Humbucker MK Stacked Single Rockfield WSC Humbucker Rockfield SWC Humbucker USA Seymour Duncan Lil’59
Body Color Deep Cherry Red or Natural Blue Jean Wash, Caramel Burst, Black Vapor Satin Black Wash Caramel Burst, Black Wash, Amber Trans Amber Trans, Black Wash
Neck Maple Maple Maple Maple Maple
Fretboard Maple Rosewood / Maple options Rosewood Rosewood / Maple options Maple
Radius 12″ 10.5″ Compound 10.5″ to 16″ Compound 10.5″ to 16″ 10″
Number of Frets 22 22 22 22 22
Inlays Dots Dots Dots Dots Dots
Headstock 1950 1950 1950 1950 1950
Master push/pull push/pull push/pull push/pull push/pull
Tone push/pull push/pull push/pull push/pull push/pull
Other 3 Way 3 Way 3 Way 3 Way 3 Way
Nut Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Material Bone Bone Bone Bone Bone
Width 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
Tuning Die Cast Die Cast Die Cast Die Cast Grover
Bridge Type T-Style T-Style T-Style T-Style T-Style
Color Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome


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