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RainSong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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With a large, deep body and wide waist, it has the powerful bass and ringing treble of a great rhythm guitar, but still maintains a wonderfully-balan...Click To Read More About This Product

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All-carbon construction provides more subtle overtones, warmer mids, and phenomenal stability.

With a large, deep body and wide waist, it has the powerful bass and ringing treble of a great rhythm guitar, but still maintains a wonderfully-balanced sound, with clear definition between notes. Cuts through admirably in any acoustic setting. It's loud enough to compete with banjos, mandolins, and other traditional volume hogs.

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. 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 setups 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.

  • 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
  • RainSong Element electronics by L.R. Baggs
  • Tusq nut and saddle
  • Abalone inlaid Tusq bridge pins
  • Customized hardshell case
  • UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane finish
  • Depth at end-pin: 5"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Neck width at nut: 1.75"
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Includes case

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RainsongDR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


It's a great guitar with exceptions.

By Professor Heck

from Merrill, WI

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  • Excellent quality
  • Great tone
  • It will last forever


  • Doc came in a plastic bag
  • Dull sustain on E 6th
  • The strings were shot

Best Uses

  • Finger style

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was very impressed with the guitar's quality. It will last my lifetime and then some. However, the documentation was enclosed in a plastic sandwich baggy? Also, the strings were shot. I had to replace them immediately. Overall the guitar sounded fine. Except, I was expecting more sustain on the E 6th string. It was kind dull and short.

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I've got three of them

By Jimmy McCarthy

from Island off the west coast of FL

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Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I started out with the DR 100. I then played the mahogany bodied model and bought that. It is a bit warmer. I just bought a Jumbo and it is my new best friend! I must say the DR 100 is my studio "work horse". It can do anything! I also have Martins and Taylors. The electronics on the Taylor are far better then the Rainsong, but when recording with mics, I actually prefer the Rainsong jumbo to the Taylor 615CE. I have traveled with these guitar and they can go from Houston to Oahu in the belly of a plane and still be in tune! I have dropped them, burned them, and banged them into mic stands etc... many times. No tears, They just are great! If you ever need help regarding one, just call the company and they will talk with you and are rrally very helpful and nice. If you have the money .. get one. If you don't have the money, start saving!


Great guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is incredible. I was able to borrow it form my local music shop in place of my wechter acoustic guitar which is a 500 dollar guitar but doesnt even come close to what this one can do this guitar is freaking incredible and I would deffinately suggest this for anyone.


great guitars, cost WAY to much!

By Rob Merz

from Pittsburgh, Pa

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Rainsong guitars are awesome sounding, well built, and , in an odd way, very attractive. These things are a must for players in the Northeast with constant weather changes, and high humidity. I just wish they were more affordable to the every day player.


The clearest sounding acoustic guitar ever

By Joey-wSzVt

from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has bell-like tone. I own a Taylor as well, which i think is a great guitar, but, nothing compares to the sound of this Rainsong.


It's weather resistant with great volume and sound

By LikeToSeeItForLess

from WA

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

---Positives---Weather Resistant Design:These guitars do not experience the same problems with environmental weather changes and moisture issues as other guitars. No waiting for the woods to acclimate to room temperature to tune or play. No wondering if the neck is going to warp. Sound/Tone:For a synthetic material guitar, it sounds really good played unplugged. I quickly got accustomed to its unique graphite tonality.Plugged in, it sounds great.Maintenance:Seems like you would never have to adjust the neck because of temperature and humidity reasons. I had a 1974 Martin D 3 the neck warped after a drought broke---it couldn't take the rapid humidity change. Because the neck is not adjustable, I have to pay big bucks to get the neck fixed. I wouldn't hav eto worry about that with this guitar.---Negatives--- Price:Because it's a production guitar and doesn't require hardwoods, I think that the all carbon guitars are overpriced (in contrast to the mixed wood and graphite versions, which are reasonably priced). These guitars would seel like hotcakes if the company lowered the prices. (Check out the CA graphite guitars; they cost less.)One Finish:No choice in color or finish. Inlays:I don't care for the shark inlays, I'd rather have dots, parallelagrams, or some other geometric shape.What-you-hear-is-what-you-get (WYHIWYG):Because these are not made of wood, the sound will not improve over time like a solid wood guitar.


Nice guitar

By rhythm1

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

It sounds great, very well built. Really expensive, but then again, it sounds superb with no worries about the action getting screwed up.


Maybe better than my Martin D-28GE

By Larry Gubernatis

from Forest Hill, MD

Comments about Rainsong DR1000 Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Certainly an amazing guitar! I have owned quite a few different brand guitars and nothing has caught my attention like this guitar. Could be better than my Martin D-28GE which I have prized for years. The action and the sound I get from the Rainsong DR-1000 is amazing. It is so comfortable to play and the guitar is so light in weight. I finger pick some songs with ease with this guitar. The Fishman pick is great! You can have an even sound or have more bass or treble to your likings. The action on the neck is perfect. Even and in tune sound all the way up the neck. Rock all you want with the flat pick. This guitar as it all. Just like an acoustic guitar and I think even better.

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