The RainSong Black Ice WS1000 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is identical in structure and functionality to a standard WS1000, but features the artistically unique "Black Ice" soundboard. To achieve... Click To Read More About This Product
The RainSong Black Ice WS1000 Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is identical in structure and functionality to a standard WS1000, but features the artistically unique "Black Ice" soundboard. To achieve this effect, pieces of carbon fiber are carefully laid out in a variety of orientations. This enhanced visual appearance takes a sturdy graphite guitar to a new level of style and artistry.
The versatile RainSong WS1000 Acoustic-Electric Guitar combines the best qualities of large and small-bodied guitars. A large, deep sound chamber provides strong projection and rich bass while the narrow waist and tight upper bout allow for a ringing treble, good balance, and clear definition of individual notes. Shapely curves and light weight make it super comfortable, and the extra-deep cutaway stays out of your way. Chrome-plated Gotoh tuners keep tuning totally solid while the premium onboard electronics system delivers high fidelity to your amp.
The WS1000 Black Ice guitar, and all RainSong guitars, are constructed of graphite -- body, neck, fretboard, and bridge are all made out of pure graphite.
All-graphite construction and Projection Tuned Layering mean great sound. Projection Tuned Layering was developed by RainSong to ensure that all RainSong guitars have the crystal detail, warmth, and volume of the classic carbon sound. In conventional guitars, acoustic volume is limited by the weight of bracing. Also, bracing provides only local, non-uniform stiffness, resulting in varying amounts of undesirable overtones and some deadening of tone and detail. RainSong's all-graphite construction and Projection Tuned Layering remove the need for bracing by providing uniform stiffness across the soundboard. The WS1000 guitar is made entirely without braces for greater acoustic volume and clean, detailed tone.
Pure carbon tone is an utterly unique sound. It is clear, rich, and resonant, similar to a piano, with a treble that rings with crystalline clarity and a bass that is warm without being muddy. And, because of the uniform stiffness of the tops, the RainSong acoustic sound is impeccably balanced and very, very loud. Once you have heard the classic carbon sound you'll recognize it anywhere.
Performance Shape-Cast necks are thin and easy to play. The unique design features a feel that is at once comfortable and different. Performance Shape Casting, a process invented by RainSong, allows necks and fretboards to be cast simultaneously as a single graphite matrix. Standards can be maintained that are unheard of with more conventional neck shaping methods. Performance Shape Casting also allows fret slots to be cast in place for flawless intonation with no dead spots. Additionally, RainSong necks are pre-engineered for optimal relief. As a result, heavy steel truss rods are not required and action can be set low for fast, buzz-free playing. RainSong guitar necks will never twist, warp, bow, or need any adjustment whatsoever.
The inherent strength and stability of graphite results in an acoustic guitar that can survive travel and changes in the environment. Another result is amazingly stable tuning. In fact the Black Ice guitar and all other RainSong guitars are shipped from the factory tuned to concert pitch.
RainSong uses the same technology in bonding its bridges and necks that is used in making planes, rockets, and satellite equipment. Stronger than the bonds of any wood glue or off-the-shelf epoxy, the RainSong guitar's high-tech materials and techniques combine for a smoother passage of energy from string to soundboard, for greater detail, a broader dynamic range, and cleaner tone.
RainSong believes that graphite is not something to cover up. That's why RainSong guitars are finished clear, to expose all the shimmering 3-dimensional beauty and distinction of graphite's weave. RainSong has developed the best possible finish for protection and appearance without dampening sound. Layer after layer of clear UV protective finish is applied, sanded and buffed until only the thinnest mirrored surface remains. A carefully bookmatched back of graphite weave, perfectly inlaid custom shark fret-markers and logo give RainSong a striking and refined look.
Top-of-the-line hardware balances the composition in cool chrome.
Electronics are not an afterthought at RainSong; they are an integral and important part of the RainSong experience. Because graphite is a natural enhancer of electrical energy, the all-graphite construction of the RainSong guitar works wonders with pickups. Plug a RainSong in and the world stands on its head; all the subtle richness of the classic carbon sound is amplified into a unique bloom of harmonics and tone.
All fret jobs and set ups are done individually by expert luthiers at RainSong's Woodinville factory. The frets are top-quality nickel alloy for minimal wear. And, because RainSong necks are so stable, action can be exceptionally low for easy and comfortable playing.
RainSong warrants its guitars to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the ownership life of the original purchaser, subject to limitations contained in the warranty.