Acoustic guitar design has not changed significantly since the pre-World War II era. For several years now, the Michael Kelly team has been working on a fresh new approach to acoustic guitars. This has culminated with the development of the new Port Technology. At the core of this innovation is an offset soundhole approach coupled with an all new bracing design.LEARN MORE
The Forte Port features Michael Kelly's Port Technology. This fresh new approach to top bracing and soundhole placement results in a noticeable improvement in sonic performance. It is dynamic, responsive and has a big bold sound. The Forte Port features an aggressive cutaway giving you more fingerboard access and great balance.
The Forte Port is equipped with an active Fishman Presys electronics system. The under saddle bridge pickup captures the full and natural sound of the Forte.
- MKFPSNASFX Natural PRODUCT ID MKFPN
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Neck: Mahogany
- Electronics: Fishman Preamp and Pickup
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Ultra Thin Satin Natural Finish
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Front of Zero Pin Bridge
Back of Zero Pin Bridge
ZERO PIN BRIDGE
It always happens at the worst possible time — you break a string at a gig. What if you could radically shorten the time it takes to change your string? The Michael Kelly Zero Pin Bridge makes that possible.
Our innovative Zero Pin Bridge allows players to change a string without tools and without the stress of losing or breaking pins. A quick slide into the specially-designed groove makes the inevitable string change as quick and easy as possible!
Which Port model is right for you?
We offer three different Port models, each with differences in specifications that impact its sonic characteristics. We want to make sure that you choose the right model for you. Check out the video comparison here to hear each one and choose the right Port for you.