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Here we have a Micheletti Osprey "rigid rim" jumbo in Western Red Cedar and Padauk. The rigid rim is a patented design element that Rick has developed in an effort to stiffen the sides to aid in greater projection and improved treble response. Additionally, this makes for a very comfortable instrument with no sharp corners. Indeed, the Osprey has a great big voice with clearly defined trebles, thanks to the intense Padauk back and sides, and plenty of warmth and bass response courtesy of the Cedar top.
Here we have a Micheletti Osprey "rigid rim" jumbo in Western Red Cedar and Padauk. The rigid rim is a patented design element that Rick has developed in an effort to stiffen the ...read full descriptionArtists who play instruments by this builder:
"I'm very impressed with Rick Micheletti's work. He's a true innovator, and his hard work has paid big dividends with the development of the rigid rim guitar. Working with the concept of the guitar top as a speaker, the rim acts as the frame to which the "cone" (top) is attached. I can really hear what he's getting at when I play the guitar -- the energy of the top is reflected off the rigid rim and out of the soundhole. The voice is huge, yet also sweet -- a wonderful balance of clarity and punch. Not to mention, it's so comfortable to play!" - Paul Heumiller
"I'm a fan of Rick Micheletti's guitars. They have a distinctive tone that is loud, clear and balanced and they are incredibly comfortable to play. This one has a warmer tone with the cedar top, but still has plenty of brightness." - Al Petteway