The Rainsong V-WS1000N2X Carbon Fiber Hybrid Acoustic-Electric guitar combines the durability of carbon fiber with the time-tested look of a spruce top. So for all the players out there that love the concept of a weather and humidity-proof guitar but need the looks of wood, well here ya go!
We love Rainsong Guitars here in the midwest. In 2019, the Chicago-area had a low around -45 and a high of 116, which is a 161-degree separation from coldest to hottest. So it is no wonder why so many wood guitars end up drying, cracking, splitting, or caving. Enter the world of carbon fiber! Where Rainsong has reigned as king for many years now. Their guitars are highly playable, beautiful, and more durable than any wood guitar made, ever, period.
Combining the best qualities of large and small-bodied guitars, it is ideally suited for a variety of musical situations. A large, deep chamber gives the WS strong projection and rich bass. The narrow waist and tight upper bout allow for a ringing treble, good balance, and clear definition of individual notes. Overall, the WS is impeccably balanced. The shapely curves and light weight make the WS a comfortable guitar to cradle or stand with. The extra-deep cutaway encourages playing up the fretboard.
The Vintage Series embodies understated elegance. The traditional aesthetics of a spruce top fused with a robust unidirectional carbon soundboard is finished with an amber tint and supplemented with simple appointments.
To combine the stability and robustness of carbon fiber with the traditional aesthetics of wood, RainSong has developed SFT: Soundboard Fusion Technology. After careful experimentation, we are able to fuse a thin spruce soundboard and a unidirectional pre-impregnated carbon in a single molding step. The resulting SFT soundboard is a composite matrix that resonates as a single unit, like a solid wood soundboard. The physical properties of the carbon fiber far exceed those of the thin wood. Hence the SFT soundboard maintains the imperviousness to humidity and temperature of carbon fiber.
An SFT soundboard delivers rich carbon sound colored by wood. Perfect for those looking for a bulletproof guitar with a tone that stays as close to their wood guitar as possible.
The Vintage embodies understated elegance. The unidirectional carbon/spruce SFT soundboard is finished with an amber tint. The OM 12-fret body sports a simple pinstripe rosette, abalone dot neck inlays, and a tortoiseshell pickguard. The N2 neck has a 25.4” scale length, 12 frets clear of the body, and 1.75” width at the nut.
Rainsong Guitars got the carbon fiber craze started years ago. They are the pioneers. And we have been with them for many of the steps along the way! We love their endless pursuit of making the best guitar in terms of craftsmanship and tone that they can possibly conjure up. Rainsong Guitars keep taking steps to make their guitars sound more like famed Wood Acoustics but with the added rigidity of Carbon Fiber!