Started in 1999, Michael Kelly Guitars has always taken a unique path. The focus has always been to start with and top it off with a bold, boutique-inspired appearance. When Michael Kelly launched, they, in fact, only offered mandolins and acoustic basses. These two markets had been under served and consumers could not only buy a great sounding instrument without breaking the bank. The Michael Kelly Dragonfly collection of both acoustic basses and mandolins quickly became popular and hard to get. Musicians were drawn to their decidedly custom appearance and then fell in love with their sound and performance.