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Michael Kelly Guitars – 53DB Dark Tiger’s Eye


Michael Kelly Guitars – 53DB Dark Tiger’s Eye

Big tone and versatility are the calling card of the 53DB. With a double humbucker configuration, you start with a full array of classic tones often missing from a guitar of this style. We then added our custom electronics modification called the Great 8 allowing you to switch those humbuckers into a single-coil tone. This is done using two provided push-pull pots. Have fun with these eight distinctive tonal options!

The body on the 53DB is made from alder and has a great looking flame maple top. The instrument is feature-packed and fun to play.

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Dark Tiger’s Eye by Michael Kelly Guitars make guitars that are special to look at and special to play. No two Michael Kelly Guitars are the same. The quality craftsmanship and intricate exotic wood on the guitar top, means these guitars are as unique as the guitarists who play them!
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53DB - Dark Tiger's Eye

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Great 8

The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?

volume knob down tone knob down
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volume knob up tone knob down
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volume knob down tone knob up
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volume knob up tone knob up
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  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Body: Alder
  • Binding: Natural Body Wood Stripe
  • Construction: Bolt On


  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fretboard Radius: 10.5″
  • Number of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Profile Modern C
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046)


  • Boutique Mod: Great 8 Mod – Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) – Master tone (push/pull coil tap) – 3 way blade switch
  • Neck Pickup: Rockfield® SWC w/ push-pull coil tap
  • Bridge Pickup: Rockfield® SWC w/ push-pull coil tap


  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: Traditional

*Note: Please be aware that because these guitars are unique, the images used are for display purposes only and the guitar supplied would differ slightly due to the burls in the wood used.


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