When you first lay eyes on the Forte Port Exotic Zebra you can not help but notice the striking appearance. That is thanks to the exotic Zebra top. The styling is enhanced thanks to 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 system. It is active and includes volume, contour and phase controls along with a built in tuner.



Acoustic guitar design has not changed significantly since the pre-World War II era. For several years now, the Michael Kelly team has been working on a fresh new approach to acoustic guitars. This has culminated with the development of the new Port Technology. At the core of this innovation is an offset soundhole approach coupled with an all new bracing design.



Michael Kelly Forte Port Exotic Zebra

  • BODY

    • Top: Zebra
    • Back Material: Okoume
    • Side Material: Okoume


    • Neck: Mahogany
    • Fretboard: Ovangkol
    • Fretboard Radius: 12"
    • Number of Frets: 20
    • Inlays: Dots
    • Scale Length 25.5"
    • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
    • Neck Profile Standard C
    • Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43mm)
    • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, 12-53


    • Electronics: Fishman Presys 1


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