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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.

Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating 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.