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Rainsong Shorty-FT Acoustic-Electric Guitar Fine Texture finish 

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Overview
  • Climate resistant all-graphite Unidirectional Carbon soundboard
  • Carbon/Glass hybrid body without body braces greater resonance
  • 12-fret all-graphite NS neck and composite fingerboard
Description & Specs
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    $2,400.00
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A slim-body cutaway acoustic electric featuring 12-fret, short-scale NS neck.

The Shorty-FT Acoustic-Electric Guitar is RainSong's smallest and most refined body shape with a unidirectional soundboard, hybrid body construction and a short scale 12-fret neck. It's the perfect combination for an intimate instrument with a warm tone and surprising punch.

Shorty's 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 transmission from the strings to the soundboard and enhanced bass response.

Humidity and temperature resistant construction
Unidirectional carbon mimics the tight grain of a fine Spruce soundboard. First introduced on the Concert Series, this soundboard is RainSong's lightest. The Hybrid body technology blends the crystalline highs of carbon with the mellow tones of glass. The synergy between the unidirectional soundboard and the hybrid body is obvious from Shorty's first strum.

The SFT features the Fine Texture, UV protective, polyurethane finish that gives the instrument a subtle yet tough look. Includes case.

Features
  • Climate resistant all-graphite Unidirectional Carbon soundboard
  • Carbon/Glass hybrid body without body braces greater resonance
  • 12-fret all-graphite NS neck and composite fingerboard
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Tusq™ Nut, saddle
  • UV protective, Fine Texture urethane finish
  • Includes hardshell case

Own a guitar that plays and sounds great in any climate. Order today.

 

Shorty-FT Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Depth at end-pin: 4.125 inches
  • Lower bout: 15.25 inches
  • Body Length: 19.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 38.5 inches
  • Neck width at nut: 1.75 inches
  • Scale length: 24.875 inches
  • Frets clear of body: 12
  • Tuning machines: Chrome plated Gotohs with 1:18 gear ratio
  • Electronics: Fishman Prefix+T
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RainsongShorty-FT Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

I was stunned by this great guitar

By Moondoggie999

from Livermore, CA

Pros

  • Amazing Acoustic Sound
  • Amazing sound
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Fishman Prefix And Tuner
  • Quality construction

Cons

  • Body Texture Causes Noise

Best Uses

  • 12 Fret Comfortability
  • May Become My Only Acoust
  • No Worries Retemphumid
  • No Worries Re Temphumid

Comments about Rainsong Shorty-FT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar for over 30 years, taught for 12, and currently my stable includes 15 different acoustic guitars (not counting electrics/basses/mando's & Uke's). I love acoustic guitar sound and always have. My prized acoustics include a Breedlove Concert sized C25, a Martin Dread, a handcarved Arch-top, and the first nylon string my parents ever gave me.

What I have noticed over the years is that THE most comfortable guitar for me to play (I'm 5'11") is the classical sized body, but my favorite SOUND is the steel string guitar. I have also been thinking about reducing my collection down to 2 guitars (one nylon, one steel) and one Uke. I've also grown tired of worrying about temp and humidity issues.

Enter the Rainsong Shorty.

This guitar is basically a classical sized body (except the lower bout is just about an inch wider than the average Classical Guitar) with a cutaway. It has a steel string style neck with 12 frets to the body and a 1.75" nut, which puts the bridge right in that sweet spot of being in the center of the soundboard resulting in a more balanced warmer tone.

The only thing to be aware of is the FT compared to the Gloss Shorty. The FT stands for Fine Texture which feels a lot like rubberized sand paper. It makes noise like a brush on a snare drum if you rub your fingers across it (think sand blocks) and this covering is over the entire body: front, back and sides. If you were to be recording with this guitar, you would have to really work at being very quiet (i.e. very still). This is NOT an issue for me but I could see it being a problem for some people. I plan on putting a pickguard of some sort on it to eliminate the sound of my pick or fingers brushing the top while playing.

I haven't plugged the Fishman in yet (I generally don't plug in) but the onboard tuner is very handy and its a nice one too!

I was hoping this guitar would be OK, but when I played it I was stunned at the quality of the sound. I remember playing a Rainsong back in the 90's and it was horrible to my ears back then. This guitar was sweet and lively sounding. Does it sound like wood? No. Does it sound better than my Breedlove? No. Does it sound plastic, sterile or thin? No, absolutely not. It responds like an acoustic guitar should, with a life and vibration all it's own.

I am thinking this guitar may become my one and only steel string acoustic guitar.

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5.0

Awesome!

By Wyatt Gregory

from Hartland, MI

Comments about Rainsong Shorty-FT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I like it a lot!
I was looking at this or the Taylor GS Mini. This guitar has a smaller scale but I find it extremely easy to play. I have put away my SJ200 (for now) and find myself wanting to play this. The electronics sound really nice through a passive missing link DI. I like it a lot better than my SJ200 with the passive ibeam and baggs para DI. It came with a hard case but I will be taking it to Hong Kong with this gig bag. http://www.gatorcases.com/Default.aspx?Section=Products&Page=Details&CategoryID=4447&CatalogID=9629
It sustains for days.....

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