Michael Kelly Guitars adds a Ziricote-topped model to its dual pickup system-equipped Hybrid Special series

Michael Kelly Guitars Hybrid Special Ziricote
(Image credit: Michael Kelly Guitars)

Michael Kelly Guitars has expanded its Hybrid Special acoustic-electric guitar series with a brand-new Ziricote-topped model.

Choice among its features are two independent pickup systems: one Fishman under-saddle pickup with a Fishman Powerchip preamp, and two custom-voiced coil-splittable Rockfield SWC humbuckers. 

These systems are blended when the guitar is plugged in with a standard cable – though a three-way selector switch allows the player to choose between humbuckers, acoustic or blended – but can be sent to different outputs using a Y-cable.

Construction-wise, the Hybrid Special Ziricote features a semi-hollow mahogany body with a five-ply black and white binding, a modern C-shaped set mahogany neck with a single-ply white binding and a 22-fret pau ferro fingerboard.

Other features include chrome hardware, mother of pearl block inlays, a synthetic graphite nut and Grover tuners.

The Hybrid Special Ziricote is available now for $799.99. For more information, head over to Michael Kelly Guitars.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.