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GUEST,jeff Rainsong guitars (28) Rainsong guitars 14 May 09


Had an opportunity to play some Rainsong guitars today for the first time. The JM1000 is the finest sounding guitar I've ever had in my hands. Bar none. My friend with me is one of the top session bass players in Nashville and he said he's never heard anything like it in his 40+ year career. It was just as loud and clear on notes in the upper register as it was playing 1st position bluegrass licks and counter rhythms. Easy action w/o buzzing at all. Every note clear and bell-like. Fingerpicked it was as sweet as one could ask for w/o losing any of it's punch. The bass notes were unbelievably clear, punchy, 'bassy' and loud. They had pre-war Martins, Gibsons, etc. for up to and including 10 times the price and the Rainsong jumbo BLEW them all away...wasn't even close.

Our main question was, 'why aren't these being used on the road and in sessions more?' They're VERY reasonably priced @ 2250.00US for a top-notch guitar. The only answaer is that guitarists are notoriously conservative re the instrument itself and are slow to accept radical concepts...and rightfully so. Few work. This is different. Try one...even the WS models were unbelievable though not quite as bassey, they blew away anything in their size class, too.

BTW, I'm not a shill either. Composite's are the next evolution of guitar building. Wood's had it's run and will never be fully duplicated, but w/dwindling natural resourses composites are the future...now. They may not 'age' as a wood guitar does, but they don't have to...they sound incredible right out of the box. Try one you'll be amazed.


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