Rice Osprey Deluxe
Rice Custom Guitars Osprey Deluxe
Hand-Made Boutique Electric Guitar!
Great sounding pickups! Exceptionally resonant!
The Rice Osprey model guitars are built around the idea that the ultimate electric guitar should respond in a similar fashion to a great acoustic instrument. All switched sounds should be an extension of the instrument's primary voice, and the most subtle intentions of the player should translate to differing tones. The voice can be shaped through wood selection and internal design, and every change will be heard through the Slug Bucker pickups.
The Osprey Deluxe is the perfect guitar to cover any gig. It has two internal chambers or "lungs", as Rice refers to them, with a solid center section for tone transfer and an f-hole. This opens up the tone while lightening the load. The Osprey Deluxe features Hipshot hardware, a selection of great sounding tone woods, and the addition of a split switch for true single coil tones.
Slug 'Bucker Pickups - Hand Wound for great tone!
The RCG Slug 'Bucker pickups are hand wound by the folks at Rice Guitars and bridge the gap between PAF style humbuckers and traditional Fender-style single coil pickups. Unlike a traditional humbucker that uses non-magnetized screw and/or slug pole pieces with a magnet underneath coils, the Slug 'Bucker is essentially two single coil bobbins side by side with AlNiCo III magnetic "slug" pole pieces. This provides classic humbucker tones with more clarity and sparkle coupled with a truly authentic single coil tone when split.
About Rice Guitars
Rice Custom Guitars began in an Illinois basement in 1998, when the father and son team of Rich and Chris Rice created their first custom guitar. Over the years they honed their craft and began taking orders as Rice Custom Guitars in 2005. Over the years they have grown through word of mouth and developed a reputation for hand crafting great sounding, exceptionally resonant and comfortable instruments. Rice Guitars are praised for the way they respond to the player's touch and technique while drawing out effortless expression and musicality.
Features and Specs of the Osprey Standard from Rice Custom Guitars
- Chambered Mahogany body with figured Maple top
- Figured Maple neck with Bocote fingerboard
- Medium C shape profile
- 25 .5" scale
- 12" radius
- Medium frets
- Mother of pearl dot inlays
- 42mm Bone nut
- Hand-wound RCG "Slug Bucker" pickups
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
- 3-way Toggle
- Coil split
- Chrome hardware
- Hipshot fixed bridge
- Hipshot tuners
- Reunion Blues Aero gig bag case
- Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish – Neck
- Natural Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish - Body
* Please note: This guitar was a manufacturer sample and may have some light cosmetic marks from play, but still new with full warranty and as described.