Most woods show increasing damping with frequency, making the highest notes sound muddy. Carbon fiber's damping is almost constant across the acoustic spectrum resulting in a full range of sound -- from a treble that rings with crystalline clarity to a bass that is warm without being muddy. And, because of Projection Tuned Layering's uniform stiffness, the RainSong acoustic sound is impeccably balanced and very, VERY loud. Once you have heard the classic carbon sound you'll recognize it anywhere, as distinctive as anything on earth. Click here to read more about the Carbon Sound.
The inherent strength of graphite means a guitar that can survive travel and changes in the environment, while the stability of graphite means a guitar that will stay in tune, evidenced by the fact that all RainSongs are shipped from the factory tuned to concert pitch. The all-graphite soundboard will not belly, sink, or crack and the all-graphite neck will not warp with changes in climate. Light in weight, with a proportioned balance that makes it comfortable to cradle or stand with, RainSong is the ultimate combination of workhorse and racehorse for the professional musician.
Necks are unique in design, with a feel that is at once comfortable and different, RainSong necks are comfortable and easy to play. Performance Shape Casting™, a process invented by RainSong, allows necks and fretboards to be cast simultaneously as a single graphite matrix. Tolerances can be maintained with RainSong necks that are unheard of with more conventional neck shaping methods. Performance Shape Casting also ensures that fretslots are accurately positioned for flawless intonation with no dead spots. As a result, action can be set low for fast, buzz-free playing. Finally, extreme strength and stiffness and tight tolerances of Performance Shape Casting means that RainSong necks will never twist, warp, bow or need any adjustment whatsoever. Some RainSong necks feature truss rods only to allow customization of the neck relief to individual preferences.
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.
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 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 low wear and great looks. And, because RainSong necks are so stable, action can be exceptionally low for easy and comfortable playing.