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Michael Kelly  Walnut vine Mandolin Reviews

Submitted by Don Wilson (see all reviews from this person) on 3/15/2011

Where Purchased: Music Power Ebay Steve Fox

Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: $699.00 () historic exchange rates / currency converter


This is the brand new made in china Michase Kelly. This one is carved so that the same volumn is the same across all the strings. And has a great bark. I have a vine 1 and a vine 11 and this one. and this one has the new big F holes and it is loud.

Sound Rating: 10


I was supprised to find this instrument completely set up even the bridge was set for corect intonation the box had never been opened

Setup Rating: 10


Michael Kelly top of the line , Maple colored vine with a satin finish. Excelent all over

Appearance Rating: 10


Yes to all these questions

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

This one is brand new . But yes I have delt with the company and they are great people.

Customer Service: 10


They made the f sound holes larger. and scaleoed the tone bars which have increased the tone quite a bit based on my others. Very nice

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

If You were worred about buying a new made in china Michael Kelly. Well i can tell you for sure the New Vine is one fine instrument and sounds better then my others which are and still are great instruments. You can't beat the price for such a fine mandolin

Overall Rating: 10

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