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V-DR1100N2

The Vintage Series embodies understated elegance.  The traditional aesthetics of a spruce top fused with a robust unidirectional carbon soundboard is finished with an amber tint and supplemented with simple appointments.

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To combine the stability and robustness of carbon fiber with the traditional aesthetics of wood, RainSong has developed SFT:  Soundboard FusionTechnology.   After careful experimentation, we are able to fuse a thin spruce soundboard and a unidirectional pre-impregnated carbon in a single molding step.  The resulting SFT soundboard is a composite matrix that resonates as a single unit, like a solid wood soundboard.  The physical properties of the carbon fiber far exceed those of the thin wood.  Hence the SFT soundboard maintains the imperviousness to humidity and temperature of carbon fiber. 

An SFT soundboard delivers rich crystallinecarbon sound subtly colored by wood. 

The Dreadnought is the traditional workhorse of acoustic guitar music. With a large, deep body and wide waist,RainSong's DR has the powerful bass and ringing treble of a great rhythmic guitar, but still maintains a wonderfully balanced sound, with clear distinction among individual notes. From rhythm to lead, the DR makes its presence known. Capable of cutting through admirably in any acoustic setting, the DR is loud enough to compete with banjoes, mandolins and other traditional volume hogs.

RainSong Neck Options

N2
– The default neck on this model, the N2 is based on a modified “U” profile that has been popular in guitars since the 1950s. While the N2 has a more substantial feel than the N1 neck, it is ergonomically sound and actually results in more efficient transfer of string vibration energy to the soundboard.  The N2 has an adjustable truss rod that allows customization of the neck relief to individual preferences.

N1 – A “no cost”option on this model, the N1 is the original 6-string RainSong neck crafted using a unique low-profile design, one that is at once comfortable and different, thin and easy to play.  The N1 is not adjustable.  However, these necks are pre-engineered for optimal relief. As a result, heavy truss rods are not required and action can be set for fast, buzz-free playing.  The N1 has the same nut-width and scale length as the N2.  The N1 features the“dual shark” abalone inlay on the 12th fret.

NS – A “no cost”option on this model, the NS has the same profile as the N2 neck.  However, the NS neck joins the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th fret.   This moves the bridge back on the soundboard towards the center of the lower bout resulting in improved sonic energy from the strings to the soundboard and enhanced bass response. The NS also has a shorter scale length (24.875”) making it a more comfortable neck to hold and play.

Specifications

Soundboard:
Unidirectional carbon/spruce soundboard craftedusing RainSong’s Soundboard Fusion Technology™ technique.  No soundboard braces.  Pinstripe rosette.
Body:
All-graphite body. No body braces.
Neck:
All-graphite neck and epoxy fingerboard fabricated using RainSong’s Performance Shape Casting™ as a single piece.  Adjustable truss rod.  Abalone dots inlay.
Accessories:
Tusq™ Nut, saddle and bridgepins.
Case:
Customized hardshell case.
Finish
UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane.
Depth at End-pin:
5 inches
Lower Bout:
16 inches
Body Length:
20 inches
Neck Width at Nut:
1.75 inches
Scale Length:
25.4 inches
Tuning Machine:
Chrome plated Gotohs with 1:18 gear ratio
Electronic:
None
Price:
$3,299