Osprey model, sinker redwood / "The Tree" with ebony rims
Rigid Rim Technology
After thinking about this for years, Rick has finally developed a totally new concept for acoustic guitar construction. Rigid Rim Technology is about focusing the energy from the strings to the top and back of the guitar without losing energy to the side connection. The laminated rims are very stiff and assist the top and back of the instrument in sound production like the rigid frame in a loud speaker that allows the cone to vibrate with little energy loss.
And what a sound! Clear, articulated with plenty of volume and presence.
Osprey model, cedar / claro walnut with cherry rims
Another advantage of Rigid Rim Technology is the nice rounded edges that can be achieved.
The interface between the musician and the instrument just got a lot friendlier.
Cedar / padauk with padauk rims
Cedar / myrtle with Peruvian walnut rims
Osprey model, Italian alpine spruce / kiawe with Peruvian walnut rims
Osprey model, Engelmann spruce / pomelle bubinga with padauk rims
Kestrel model, Engelmann spruce / kiawe with Peruvian walnut rims