Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5-String Fretless Acoustic-Electric




A beautiful example of “guitars as art”.  The DF5-FL QN (Dragonfly 5 fretless quilted natural) is just sheer beauty from the natural-finished quilted maple, to the edge trim, of which are bound with multi-ply binding on top and back, and most notably the fretboard and headstock inlays. Reminiscent of various “tree of life” inlays, the DF5 features a “dragonfly” inlay that adorns the entire length of the fretboard, continuing on the headstock, and is painstakingly made of genuine pearl and abalone. Likewise, the wide soundhole rosette is made of genuine abalone. The all maple body features some of the nicest quilted maple you’ll see and more than looks, gives the bass an improved attack and acoustic projection. Although you can play acoustically, the low string on acoustic 5’s are notoriously unimpressive so it’s better suited for plugged-in play and the DF5 has it covered with a Fishman active pre-amp and Fishman under-saddle pickup, which includes a side mounted 3 band EQ and volume control. This was a limited edition model, with only 25 made per month in each color so there are scant few on the used market. The run for quilted natural finish is long passed and it’s usually the most desirable finish. This is an excellent quality Korean model, offering the best bang for the buck you can get. It has barely been played and offered in perfect condition. Quite possibly the best looking acoustic bass I’ve ever seen and a good value in a full body acoustic/electric 5-string at $439. Add a nice Tolex/wood hardshell for $499.


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