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WS1000 Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The wonderfully versatile RainSong WS1000 Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar combines the best qualities of large- and small-bodied guitars. A large, deep chamber provides strong projection and... Read More

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The wonderfully versatile RainSong WS1000 Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar combines the best qualities of large- and small-bodied guitars. A large, deep 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 this Rainsong guitar 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 deliver high fidelity to your amp.

RainSong guitars are the only all-graphite acoustic guitars in the world. Body, neck, fretboard, and bridge are all made out of pure graphite.

The Rainsong WS1000 Grand Auditorium guitar is constructed from graphite and when coupled with its Projection Tuned Layering, the guitar delivers 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. The RainSong guitar's all-graphite construction and Projection Tuned Layering remove the need for bracing by providing uniform stiffness across the soundboard. RainSong guitars 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 sound of the RainSong acoustic electric guitar 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 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 WS1000 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 gives the RainSong Grand Auditorium guitar a striking and refined look.

Top-of-the-line hardware balances the composition in cool chrome.

Electronics are not an afterthought in the RainSong WS1000 Grand Auditorium guitar; 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. Fishman's Prefix Plus-T features ultra-quiet electronics and Volume, Bass, Treble, and semi-parametric Contour controls. In addition to a built-in chromatic tuner, the Grand Auditorium guitar's Prefix Plus-T adds a Brilliance control and a Phase switch and Notch filter to help fight feedback.

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 guitar necks are so stable, action can be exceptionally low for easy and comfortable playing.

RainSong warrants the WS1000 guitars are free from defects in materials and workmanship for the ownership life of the original purchaser, subject to limitations contained in the warranty.

Features
  • All-graphite soundboard with no bracing and Projection Tuned Layering
  • Abalone rosette
  • All-graphite body without braces
  • Single-piece all-graphite neck and epoxy fingerboard without truss rod
  • Custom mother-of-pearl sharks and RainSong logo inlays
  • Chromeplated Gotoh tuners with 1:18 gear ratio
  • Fishman Prefix Plus-T onboard electronics
  • Tusq nut and saddle
  • Abalone inlaid Tusq bridge pins
  • UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane finish
  • Depth at end-pin: 5"
  • Lower bout: 15.75"
  • Body Length: 19.5"
  • Neck width at nut: 1.75"
  • Scale length: 25.4"
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Love this instrument!

By JAMES H MORELAND

from Grapevine, TX

I recently purchased this guitar and I couldn't be happier with my decision! The guitar has all of the attributes you would expect from a new guitar, but... when you strum this guitar for the 1st time you will be amazed with the tone and volume! I have a hard time putting it down! The Classic series is definitely the right choice! The neck is just right and the tone is incredible! The Classic series doesn't come with the truss rod unless you order it that way, but... this guitar doesn't need a truss rod! I have had a lot of tuning issues with my Martins but the Rainsong is stable and stays in tune. If you are looking for tone, ease of playing and an axe that can travel well then you can't do better than the Rainsong Classic Series WS1000!

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The ultimate answer for working musician

By John Dillahunt

from Peachtee City, Georgia

I own several high end guitars such as a Collings D2H, Taylor 814, and a Martin HD28. These are all amazing guitars and I never tire of playing any of them. The Rainsong WS1000 fits very comfortably in this group. Like most, I was at first skeptical of a guitar made without wood. However I found the Rainsong to be a wonderful instrument. The sound unplugged is amazing. Yes, it's a little brighter than my wood guitars, which suits my taste well. I can travel with it and not worry about leaving it in the car on a hot summer day. If it begins raining (or even snowing) when playing outside, it's no problem at all for this fine instrument. It stays in tune wonderfully. It's a great conversation piece for the audience as well when you explain this this guitar is all graphine - no wood. It sounds great particularly when used to playthe old country songs as well as traditional gospel music. It's a very light guitar which is greatly appreciated if you find yourself standing for perhaps an hour or more at a venue. The technical support, quality and sound of this incredible instrument makes it truly the Rolls Royce of guitars. It sounds like an old time church organ when plugged in to a good acoustic amplifier. A truly wonderful instrument.

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