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New Micheletti Rigid Rim Padauk/Western Red Cedar
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Status
Sold
Brand
Micheletti Guitars
Product Year
2013
Model
Rigid Rim
Serial #
1202
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3484
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Padauk
Top
Cedar - Western Red
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Bocote
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Custom
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Bocote
Headstock Inlay
MOP Framed in Ebony
Bindings
Padauk
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.25 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.31 in
Scale Length (mm)
642.9 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.24 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Cedar Creek
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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.

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!
 
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.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.31 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.24 in
WOODS CEDAR - WESTERN RED,
PADAUK

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.
 

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.
 
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.
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