Micheletti Guitars Logo Inlay

 

What is this "wingee-thingee?" We don't really know. In the fall of 1982 when Rick was attending the Vermont Instrument Workshop guitar building school, he decided that he wanted a logo to inlay on the headplate of the guitar he was constructing.

 

One frosty morning he headed for the nearest Laundromat (about 2 miles away) on foot. Step one was to insert some quarters into the clothes dryer and back himself up to it to thaw out a little.

 

Step two was to pull out the ubiquitous sketch book from his back pack and in this semi-frozen condition he immediately sketched this shape which we have used since, both on the guitars and in advertising.

 

It's just a shape and really has no meaning - but it seems a little too coincidental that he names all of his guitar models after birds - hmmmm...

 

 

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Bookmatched Brazilian Rosewood

Green Abalone Logo

 

Gotoh gold 510 tuning machines

with gold buttons

 

 

 

 

Ebony Headplate bound in Ebony

with Turquoise perfling

Mother-of-Pearl Logo

 

Gotoh gold 510 tuning machines

with gold buttons

 

 

 

 

Bookmatched Brazilian Rosewood bound in Ebony

with Green Abalone purfling

Green Abalone Logo

 

Schaller Gold Tuners

 

 

 

Bookmatched Kiawe bound in Maple

Single black purfling

Paua Abalone Logo

 

Gotoh Gold 510 Tuners

with Bloodwood buttons

 

 

 

Bookmatched Manzanita bound in Chinquapin

Paua Abalone Logo

 

Gotoh Nickel Tuners

with metal inner bushings

 

 

Bookmatched Brazilian Rosewood bound in Ebony

with Paua Abalone purfling

Paua Abalone Logo

 

Gotoh Gold 510 Tuners

with Black buttons

 

 

Variation of Logo

Fingerboard Inlay

 

Green Abalone

 

CobWeb Fingerboard Inlay

Paua Abalone

 

Bocote Fingerboard

 

9th and 12th fret shown

A single web is also on the

3rd, 5th and 7th fret

 

 

 

Rick Micheletti

19590 Shafer Ranch Road

Willits, California  95490

(707) 459-0820

rick@michelettiguitars.com