Michael Kelly Introduces Sojourn 4 Acoustic Travel Bass

Michael Kelly has unveiled the Sojourn 4 Travel Bass, a compact acoustic bass guitar with a 24.5? scale. Featuring a solid Englemann Spruce top, the company says the bass has a big sound for such a little bass.

Michael Kelly Guitars: Sojourn 4 Travel Bass

The Sojourn 4 comes equipped with a B-Band 22R UST (under saddle transducer) and B-Band A1.2 preamp, which provides superior frequency response and 24 dB of gain. The preamp and volume control are mounted inside the soundhole.

The Michael Kelly Sojourn 4 Travel Bass is available now with a street price of around $349.99. For more, check out the Michael Kelly Guitars website.

Michael Kelly Sojourn 4 Travel Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Dovetail
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Top: Solid Englemann Spruce
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12?
  • Scale: 24.5?
  • Bridge: Michael Kelly Rosewood
  • Tuners: Die-cast
  • Electronics: B-Band A1.2 Preamp / B-Band 22R UST (under saddle transducer)

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  1. Competition for the Kala U-Bass. I love my U-Bass. It is quickly becoming favorite bass to play for bluegrass, irish trad, klezmer and it even works for the blues. Because of the short scale, my fretting hand hardly has to move. Bring on the competition in this segment. More bassists needs to learn about the awesome sound of these “baby” basses.

    • I can get behind the shortscale, but I’ve never found a use for an acoustic. I have better luck with hollowbody electric.

    • So true! I play Ubass and love it. I’m trying out the solid body S.U.B. Have you tried these? Please check out my blog for more info! playubass.com

  2. Hurray! Strings through the bridge instead of a pin bridge! Whoever came up with the idea of a pin bridge on an acoustic bass should be shot! Probably a guitarist! I would have bought a Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5 years ago if it wasn’t for that stupid pin bridge! Wake up acoustic bass manufacturers!

    • Gotta hate those socialist, anti-cannabis pin bridges!

    • Good one boss! Actually if I was playing live with a pin bridge bass, anyone standing up close would hate that pin bridge because I would surely make one of those pins pop out with my heavy right hand and with my luck it would hit someone in the eye!

  3. I have been looking for a travel acoustic bass for several years, but need to be able to play it unplugged in “around the campfire” situation. Anyone know if this baby has enough volume unplugged? Kala u-bass does not.

  4. Anybody try one of these yet?