Osprey Rigid Rim

Engelmann spruce top

Multiscale 26" bass / 24 1/2" treble


                Kiawe back and sides

A quote from my client:

I asked Rick to build me a multiscale guitar.  I wanted a deep body and longer scale length to bring out bass notes so they’d balance with mids and trebles.  The slanted frets were surprisingly easy to navigate.  The 6-string model worked so well that I immediately ordered a 12-string multiscale model.  I tuned it down to D and even lower.  It has that deep, gnarly, jangly, resonant 12-string sound.  It’s amazing!


Bookmatched kiawe headplate

with flamed maple binding with single black purfling 


7-piece neck

                     Individual bone saddles

Soundport bound in flamed maple

with black stripe purfling



Osprey model

Photos by James Goodall



Rick Micheletti

19590 Shafer Ranch Road

Willits, California  95490

(707) 459-0820