The Michael Kelly 1965 is built on a swamp ash body with a quilted maple top framed by flamed maple binding . The figuring of the wood is eye-catching and reflects deep dimension as the light plays off the finish. The body features slightly less countering and rounding that its vintage inspiration, but the arm and belly cuts are comfortable and feel close enough to the original that the difference is only apparent on close inspection. The maple neck is capped with a Birdseye maple headstock and features a compound radius rosewood fretboard for faster, more comfortable playing. A bone nut and all chrome hardware (including Grover locking tuners) round out the classic design.