The RainSong WS1000 is an acoustic guitar made mainly from carbon fibre (graphite). There are no wooden components on this instrument. The carbon fibre is so strong that there is no need for bracing in the body, nor a truss rod in the neck. The instrument is therefore very light. With no wooden parts, this guitar does not react to humidity or temperature changes, and no neck or intonation adjustments are needed, so it is ideal for taking on the road. The striking appearance also makes this a showman's tool. Perhaps surprisingly given the materials used in manufacture, it sounds like an acoustic guitar, with a pleasing timbre and great sustain. The Baggs Element preamp suits it well, producing a warm, rich amplified sound.
Used Rainsong guitars are rarely offered from here in the UK, and the excellent condition of this one should put it above any others you find. If you are not afraid of being different, almost unique, in your choice of guitar, this is for you.
|Year of manufacture||1999|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Case||Original hard case, manufactured for RainSong by TKL. Includes polishing cloth (unused), instructions for setting case combination lock, and free Shubb capo.|
|Bridge spacing||55.3 mm|
|Scale length||648 mm (25½ in)|
|Weight||2.11 kg (4 lbs 10 oz)|
|Neck thickness (just behind 12th fret)||28.1 mm|
|Nut width||45.1 mm|
- Brand: Rainsong
- Product Code: WS1000
- Availability: In Stock