Just the right amount of vintage magic makes the Michael Kelly 1953 the choice for those that are seeking a more traditional instrument. The '53s all-Alder body is capped with flame maple and the pickup configuration is vintage traditional. Well at least that is how it appears.
The Quad Mod switching mod is fitted t othis 1953 model. As the name implies you get 4 great sonic options instead of the expected 3 options. The 1953 has a 4 way switch and in that fourth switch position you have both pickups in series. It is like having a nice fat humbucker as those two pickups work together. The great looking flame maple top is generally reserved for instruments with a much higher price tag.