RainSong WS3000 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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RainSong WS3000 Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric combines delicately refined performance with solid construction to make a great 12-string guitar. The sound is full of power and delicacy, and the g... Read More

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Overview

RainSong WS3000 Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric combines delicately refined performance with solid construction to make a great 12-string guitar. The sound is full of power and delicacy, and the guitar's durable craftsmanship make it ready to hit the road.

There is no better stage than a twelve string to appreciate the qualities of RainSong all-graphite construction and Projection Tuned Layering. Rich, loud, clear and balanced, the carbon sound of RainSong is only heightened and made more intense by the complex tones, overtones and sympathetic overtones specific to a 12-string guitar. The stability and strength of graphite compared to wood is very high. As a result, RainSong is able to set its 12-string action low and design its neck to be thin, comfortable and easy to play without fear of structural failure due to the increased tension of six extra strings. Includes case.

Features
  • Soundboard: All-graphite soundboard crafted using RainSong's Projection Tuned Layering technique. No soundboard braces. Abalone rosette.
  • Body: All-graphite body. No body braces.
  • Neck: All-graphite neck and epoxy fingerboard fabricated using RainSong's Performance Shape Casting as a single piece. No truss rod. Custom Mother of
  • Pearl sharks and RainSong logo inlays.
  • Accessories: Tusq Nut, saddle. Abalone inlaid Tusq bridgepins.
  • Case: Customized hardshell case.
  • Finish: UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane.
  • Depth at end-pin: 5 inches
  • Lower bout: 15.75 inches
  • Body Length: 19.5 inches
  • Neck width at nut: 1.875 inches
  • Scale length: 25.4 inches
  • Tuning machines: Chrome plated Gotohs with 1:14 gear ratio
  • Electronics: Premium onboard electronics system
  • Includes case
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RainsongWS3000 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Worth The Money

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from Scottsdale AZ

Comments about Rainsong WS3000 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First let me qualify my opinion with the fact that I live in Arizona (DRY HEAT). Second, I gig weekly, so gear gets abused. With that said: I have owned a WS1000 (6-string) for many years now and have had no issues what so ever with the guitar. Prior to buying the WS3000, I owned a Breedlove AC250; Here was the decision makers to upgrade: Like just having my guitars out of the case so I can pick it up and play whenever I want; the humidifying is a pain in AZ; the ability of the WS3000 to stay in tune for weeks; and the worry free gig aspect. I understand the "tone" concerns I have read in blogs, but at the end of the day, when you are amplified, and playing at bars in front of people who care more about your energy and song set then the tone, I was not concerned. Further, I love the tone of the Rainsongs anyway. The action on these hits can be VERY low. So if you love an acoustic guitar that plays with the action of an electric, try this out. They are expensive but worth the money.

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5.0

A wonderful guitar

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from Las Cruces, New Mexico

Comments about Rainsong WS3000 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

First off, this isn't a professional's review! I'm not a very good guitarist - I'm not much better than I was 45 years ago when I bought my first guitar in high school. But I do know all the chords and people tell me they usually recognize the song by the tempo and pattern of strumming (since I seldom sing). So I play for fun and when I'm playing with others, just play rhythm. Since I never learned to pick, I've always drifted toward 12-strings for the fuller sound. I had a Yamaha for 40 years and replaced it with a Boulder Creek "Solitaire". Both sounded good and held up well, but I was always tuning them, and on the Yamaha, adjusting the neck and bridge. In 2004 I bought a Rain Song WS-1000 6-string. I got it mainly because I saw an ad where this guy was playing it on the South Pole. As I was in Iraq and Afghanistan pretty much all the time in those days, I figured if it would hold up to the cold, then it would hold up to the 120F temps over in that part of the world. It did, and it stayed as solid as a rock. I've played it in deserts and jungles and it sounds the same (to my amateur ear anyway). I was lucky enough to find folks over there who brought along their Ovations and Martins, and they liked the sound and solidity of the Rain Song too (at least they said they did). Frankly, I think my WS-1000 sounds like a big Martin dreadnought. So this year I had some money available and got the itch to get another 12-string and it was a choice between the Rain Song WS-3000 and the Martin D12-28. There is certainly nothing wrong with a D12-28, but I chose the Rain Song, even though it was more expensive. Mainly because of my positive experiences with my WS-1000. The WS-3000 is even fuller sounding of course - all those extra stings fill in the gaps and produce a very soothing, flowing sound. I like playing Pink Floyd unplugged and this guitar fills in the gaps even when you are playing alone. So, for my kind of playing it is perfect, and if it is anything like my WS-1000, it will stand up to all sorts of weather and I won't need to worry about dings and scratches either. I live in a different desert now but believe the WS-3000 will stand up alongside my WS-1000 for quality and sound, and will last me for the rest of my playing days. I predict it will sound as good the last day I set it down as it did when I first got it out of the box (BTW, it was still in tune from the factory!). If you've got the money and like 12-strings, get one of these. You'll be glad you did.

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5.0

own it, love it!!

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from Northville, MI

Comments about Rainsong WS3000 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I LOVE this guitar! I've been an active player/performer for 30+ years. My biggest complaint with 12 strings has always been keeping them in tune, and then there's the whole neck tension thing to contend with. Also, I'm lazy and am always forgetting to rehydrate my humidifiers and often leave my guitars out of their cases for days or weeks. The carbon fiber concept seemed like a perfect answer to these issues, and I have not been disappointed. The guitar plays like a dream, the action is terrific and consistent. The sound is beautiful, crisp and clear, surprisingly warm tone. Also, it's absolutely gorgeous, and feather light. This may sound like blasphemy to the purists out there, but...I like it so much, I'm planning to trade in my Taylor 614ce for a six string model, maybe I'll try the "Black Ice" series. I'm totally smitten with Rainsong. Did I mention I love this guitar??

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