Michael Kelly Guitars unveils sub-$500 small-scale acoustic/electric model, the Forte Port Jr. Ziricote

Michael Kelly Guitars Forte Port Jr. Ziricote
(Image credit: Michael Kelly Guitars)

Michael Kelly Guitars has lifted the lid on its latest six-string offering, which will join its catalog of affordable acoustic-electric guitars – the Forte Port Jr. Ziricote.

Promising an array of “impressive full sounds and tones from its compact size”, the sub-$500 model is described as a convenient travel companion designed for guitarists seeking a portable instrument that doesn’t compromise on tone.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.