Michael Kelly MKDF5SKB Dragonfly 5 Acoustic Bass

Michael Kelly MKDF5SKB Dragonfly 5 Acoustic Bass Add to MyBests

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When Michael Kelly designed the Dragonfly 5, they gave it a vibrantly stimulating design not dissimilar to the majestic look of an actual dragonfly (so it’s not just a clever name, you see). Real pearl and abalone customized inlays on the fretboard depict dragonfly and vine designs that are sure to catch the eye of anyone who gives this baby a once-over. But there’s more to this bass than what initially meets the eye.

The Fishman electronic system contained in this fretless acoustic bass is comprised of a Sonicore transducer pickup and MKAP pre-amp, both of which work to produce a faithful amplification of the natural acoustic tone created by the instrument. That sound is the result of a guitar made mostly from quilt maple on the top, back and sides which makes a world of a difference in producing a tight and precise instrument. With no frets holding you back, you’ll be able to comfortably work your way around the rosewood fingerboard to produce sounds that are organic and really sing.Rating: 4/5

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