This largest of RainSong's all-graphite guitars combines the sweetest tone you've ever heard with great durability, climate resistance, and astounding volume. The narrow waist and some layering refine... Read More
This largest of RainSong's all-graphite guitars combines the sweetest tone you've ever heard with great durability, climate resistance, and astounding volume. The narrow waist and some layering refinements specific to the Jumbo soundboard, give it real fingerstyle grace. Its strong voice is impeccably balanced, with distinct bass, mids, and trebles.
RainSongs are the only all-graphite acoustic guitars in the world. 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 RainSongs 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. RainSongs are 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. Their 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 necks will never twist, warp, bow, or need any adjustment whatsoever.
The inherent strength and stability of graphite results in a guitar that can survive travel and changes in the environment. Another result is amazingly stable tuning. In fact all RainSongs 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 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 RainSongs 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 inlayed 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. The JM1000 features premium onboard electronics. Because graphite is a natural enhancer of electrical energy, the all-graphite construction of RainSong 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 great looks. 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. Includes case.
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I've owned many superb guitars, and played them publicly, Martin, Taylor, Ovation, and boutique acoustic luthiers; some costing 4 times what my Rainsong Jumbo cost. This is the only guitar I've ever owned that my eye, heart, hand, ear, and amp have all loved. It's crisp, LOUD, easy to play, and easy to "wear" I've had this guitar for about 6 years, and NOTHING stays in tune like this guitar. Our grand piano is close but doesn't stay as true as my Rainsong. The guitar lives on it's stand and I only put it in the case when it's going somewhere in the car with me. When I DO feel like tuning it, every three months or so IT HAS AN ONBOARD TUNER! so the "accessories" needed on GC here includes a digital tuner. Uh..... you simply don't need it. I quit using mine and the battery went dead. picked up my electric today, for an impromptu drop in rehearsal session at my house... of course this $10k electric needed to be tuned. So I set it down, picked up the Rainsong and the vocalist loved it. With a grand piano being played, it could be beautifully heard.............. UNPLUGGED. Vocalist looked over her shoulder at it's beautiful contribution. I saw one with older electronics at a swap meet, I bought it to have at work. Rainsong sold me the updated electronics and I had a local luthier install the package. The old electronics were snatched up from eBay. New sounds killer. Though I've gone on an extreme guitar austerity binge selling everything. I still own 4 guitars; two of them are Rainsongs. I'm contemplating one more special purpose guitar and it will likely be a Rainsong Jumbo 12 string. The sound is not only rich, crisp, accurate, dreamy, bold, and unique and loud..... it's also my sound. It's Physically beautiful also, nearly as beautiful as $10,000 customs.... and uniquely understatedly elegant in all deep layered black. Hardware is all first class
For the past 30 years I played an ovation acoustic electric. Great guitar in its time. Last year I decided it was time for something new so I went to GC and played martins, Taylors, Gibson?s etc. Then I picked up one of the smaller cut-away Rainsongs. It just caught my eye. So many of the guitars these days have a very bland finish in my opinion. I understand that it is about the sound, but a guitar that costs $2000+ should sound and look great. Next time in the shop they had added the Rainsong Jumbo o the wall. I picked it up and was blown away by the clarity and the volume. Possible the loudest acoustic I have ever heard. Still, I wondered about the graphite and ultimately decided on a Martin. I took it home and played it every day for two weeks. Decided it was a nice guitar but every time I picked it up, I thought about the Rainsong. So the next weekend I packed up the Martin, brought it back to GC, where they cheerfully took it back into inventory and issued me the Rainsong Jumbo. I am loving it. Plays great and sounds even better. And people who see it love the way it looks.
I first saw the Rainsong about a year ago and fell in love with it. This Guitar is everything they say it is. Very nice action, so it's easy to play. The sound is one that you will fall in love with. They only go to five stars, but I give it a 10. Get on down to the store and try one out yourself. I think you'll agree, it's the best thing since sliced bread.