When you first lay eyes on the Forte Port Exotic JE you can not help but notice the striking appearance. That is thanks to the Java Ebony top. The styling is enhanced thanks to a bold satin black finish on the Okoume back and sides and the addition of black binding and hardware. The sonic performance is just as striking as the Forte Port Exotic's look. These woods combine to give you a full-bodied rich and deep tone. We further improve that performance via our Port Technology which positions the soundhole off center and opens up a larger soundboard.

Want to plug it in? No problem. The Forte Port Exotic JE includes a complete Fishman electronics system with an under saddle pickup.

Michael Kelly Forte Port Exotic Java Ebony

  • BODY

    • Top: Java Ebony & Mahogany Blend
    • Back Material: Okoume
    • Side Material: Okoume
    • Binding: Black Triple Ply


    • Neck: Mahogany
    • Fretboard: Ovangkol
    • Fretboard Radius: 12 Inch / 30.48 cm
    • Number of Frets: 20
    • Inlays: Mini-Dots
    • Scale Length 25.5 in / 647.7 mm
    • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
    • Neck Profile Comfort C
    • Nut Material: Black Tusq
    • Nut Width: 1 11/16" / 43 mm
    • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53


    • Electronics: Fishman Preamp and Pickup


    • Hardware Finish: Black
    • Tuning Keys: MK Diecast
    • Bridge Type: Zero-End Pin Ovangkol


    • Ultra Thin Satin Natural UV Finish
    • Extreme cutaway body shape that provides enhanced access to upper frets and great balance
    • Side soundhole for added air movement and a great new tone for the player.