From the Mighty Redwood Forests of California

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Hello and welcome to this addition of “World’s Finest Guitars”

I have to admit sometimes it is difficult to find just the right instruments to present to you and that we feel can fall under the category of the “World’s Finest Guitars”. But this time, this particular guitar builders line of hand crafted guitars is a definite no brainier.

Micheletti Guitars was born out of the heart felt hunger of Rick Micheletti to become a full time guitar builder. In 1981 when Rick was repairing guitars for some friends. His lutherie dreams became so strong that he enrolled in Vermont Instrument Workshop in 1982 and studied with instructor George Morris for eight weeks. During his stay there, he hand-crafted two guitars of his own design and was even more resolute to become a professional luthier.

Rick’s dream became a reality when he and his wife Deana moved from Sebastopol California, where they set up a shop on their ranch, in the rural community of Willits, in Mendocino County.

Sinker Redwoods are enormous redwood logs that sank to the bottom of the rivers over a hundred years ago when the loggers would send their harvested redwood logs floating down river, to the great sawmills of the West.  Those logging companies loss became Michelett’s as well as other crafts-people of the areas gain, when many of the sinker redwood logs were reclaimed from the river bottoms, and recycled into finely crafted works of art
There are a wide variety of shades and striping in Sinker Redwood One thing they all have in common though is a stunning sound.
With a good balance from bass to mids to trebles. The sound of Sinker Redwood has been termed “complex” because of the richness of its overtones. Pluck a string in a quiet room and listen carefully. It is as if a choir shows up and is singing along. It has rich and strong overtones similar to Western Red Cedar and crisper, punchy treble frequencies reminiscent of spruce.

Here’s some photos from the Micheletti Guitar line.

the lower corner shows wood with stain.

Sinker Redwood Top

Source  © 2011   Micheletti Guitars

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