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RainSong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar Carbon

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The RainSong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 is an acoustic-electric guitar that embodies artistry in every graphite fiber from which it's constructed. The soundboard on this Rainsong guitar is meticulou... Read More

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Overview

The RainSong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 is an acoustic-electric guitar that embodies artistry in every graphite fiber from which it's constructed. The soundboard on this Rainsong guitar is meticulously crafted individually to make every Black Ice guitar unique, aesthetically pleasing, but not overbuilt.

The WS is a wonderfully versatile guitar. Combining the best qualities of large and small-bodied guitars, this body shape 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 encourage ringing treble, good balance and clear definition of individual notes. Overall, RainSong WS guitars are impeccably balanced. The shapely curves and light weight make this RainSong Black Ice Guitar comfortable to cradle or to stand with. The RainSong Black Ice guitar's extra-deep cutaway encourages playing up the fretboard.

The guitar's N2 neck is a result of an extensive, long-term collaboration with renowned artist Steve Miller and master luthier John Bolin. The neck design is based on a modified U profile that has been popular in guitars since the 1950s. While the N2 guitar neck has a more substantial feel than the original RainSong 6-string neck, it is ergonomically sound and actually results in better transfer of string vibration energy to the soundboard. The N2 neck features a truss rod that is accessible from the headstock. Because graphite does not warp or bow with changes in humidity and temperature, the purpose of a truss rod in this RainSong N2 neck is to allow you to customize the relief to suit your playing preferences.

Includes RainSong hardshell case.

Features
  • Soundboard: All-graphite Black Ice soundboard crafted using RainSong's Projection Tuned Layering technique. No soundboard braces. Abalone rosette.
  • Body: All-graphite body. No body braces.
  • Neck: All-graphite N2 neck and composite fingerboard fabricated using RainSong's Performance Shape Casting as a single piece. Adjustable truss rod. Custom mother-of-pearl sharks.
  • Accessories: Tusq nut, saddle. MOP inlaid Tusq bridgepins.
  • Finish: UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane
  • Depth at end-pin: 5"
  • Lower bout: 15.8"
  • Body length: 19.5"
  • Neck width at nut: 1.75"
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated custom Gotohs with 1:18 gear ratio
  • Electronics: Fishman Prefix Plus-T
  • Includes RainSong hardshell case
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RainsongBlack Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Pure overall sound, very unique!

By Rick

from Columbus, OH

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Rainsong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have a nice Martin slim body guitar with a carbon fiber finish that I've played during show for a few years, and have always received compliments on the sound. But it's had its share of problems including horrible intonation on the bottom E string (which I was told couldn't be improved) and constant re-tuning. As soon as I found out about Rainsong's guitars, I was hooked.....I had to have one.

    I went with the Black Ice WS-1000N2, mainly because the other models had specific features that didn't align with what I needed. I didn't have a retailer near me with any in stock, so it was a bit daunting to make such a big purchase before getting on in my hands.

    I didn't need to worry, however. Right out of the box, after some minor tuning, this guitar was singing. The intonation on every single string on every fret is amazingly clear. It's also a louder guitar than most I've played. Perhaps a few Gibson models can match the volume, but I believe the Rainsong's carbon fiber construction aids in the resonance. Granted, purists may not enjoy the lack of warmth in the tone.....I showed this to my dad, who has played for 50 years, and while he appreciated the construction and playability, remained dubious about the tone. But for me, playing gigs in all kinds of venues and festivals, I can tell that this guitar will provide much better sound in all environments, particularly where I play unplugged.

    This is a dream to play, and I'm very happy with the purchase.

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    5.0

    Great sounding, beautiful and rugged guitar.

    By Casey Jones' neighbor

    from St. Petersburg FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Rainsong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've had this guitar for nearly 5 years now. She's been my daily player and road warrior ever since day 1. She sounds great unplugged, and even better plugged in. I purchased a rainsong to deal with humidity of living on a boat, and playing gigs on the beach. The only downside is the hardware -- some of the small screws and accessories are poorly chromed and have since rusted a bit. Stainless steel would have been a better material, especially considering these things are made to withstand humidity.

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      5.0

      Very Nice Guitar

      By Richard Williams

      from Cypress, Tx

      Comments about Rainsong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Like others have said: Who knew you could get this sound out of carbon fiber. I was looking for something to take to the lake and not worry about ruining it. I happened across this at GC in Houston and was amazed at the sound quality. I thought I would be buying a Taylor GS Mini (which I did buy later) but this was the perfect fit for the boat/beach or wherever you have concerns about temperature and humidity. Glad to have an alternative to taking my high end instruments out into the weather.

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      5.0

      Rainsong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar

      By Robert Fullick

      from Norfolk, VA

      Comments about Rainsong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar online, which is a bit of a nerve wracking experience, but Guitar Center did a perfect job. They called the next day to verify all the information was correct, shipped the guitar in a box with insane amounts of bubble wrap, and the guitar arrived in six days, including the weekend. So good job GC. My other guitar is a Martin Dreadnaught. I bought the Rainsong because I travel, sometimes in conditions in which the Martin wouldn't last. My primary comparison will be my Martin. Looks: It looks awesome. Black with the carbon fiber forming a beautiful pattern, the mother of pearl looks gorgeous, full shape and curves. I love the way it looks. Feel: I like the feel more than my Martin. The main reason is that the neck is somewhat thicker, making it easier for my big hands and long fingers to move around. Sound: For me, this is the main requirement in buying a guitar. The sound is really really good. Not quite as good as my Martin, but better than others I've demoed in the price range. It resonates with a full, powerful sound, but has a bit of a colder feel. Still, the sound across the entire board is excellent. Reliability: Since the sound met my expectations, this is the main reason I bought it. The Rainsong is a tank. Solid, impervious to heat, cold, sunlight, or moisture. I never worry when taking my Rainsong with me. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and given the choice would buy the Rainsong again. I love the sound, look, durability, and Guitar Center did an outstanding job getting the guitar to me. Thank you!

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      5.0

      THE FIRST OF ITS KIND

      By Josh Martinez

      from Newport, California

      Comments about Rainsong Black Ice Series BI-WS1000N2 Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      At first glance the design on the design caught my attention. But not only does it look cool when light is reflecting on it but the sound to me is like a high quality Taylor acoustic. Who would of thought carbon fiber sounded so good? I think Rainsong is onto something here.With an Equal amount of bass and treble. With the ability to Customize the truss rod to your preference, built in tuner, great electronics so you can really sculpt your sound when plugged in (which still sounds good if not better)and i could play it in the rain if I really wanted. This guitar will last me over a life time. What more can i ask for? Although I'm not too stoked on the shark inlays, why sharks? kind of random but eh still kind of cool. Very pricy but worth it if you have the money.

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