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RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black

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The RainSong Hybrid acoustic-electric guitar combines carbon fiber with glass fiber construction to achieve the signature RainSong sound and road- to...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-27-2018

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Signature RainSong sound in a deep-chambered, carbon-fiber and glass-fiber body.

The RainSong Hybrid acoustic-electric guitar combines carbon fiber with glass fiber construction to achieve the signature RainSong sound and road- tough stability at an attractive price. This glass- and carbon-fiber guitar is wonderfully versatile. Combining the best qualities of large and small-bodied guitars, the RainSong H-WS1000N2 guitar's body shape is suited for a variety of musical situations.

A large, deep chamber gives the RainSong WS glass- and carbon-fiber guitar strong projection and rich bass. The narrow waist and tight upper bout allow for a ringing treble, good balance, and clear definition of individual notes. Overall, the Hybrid acoustic-electric guitar is impeccably balanced. The shapely curves and light weight make the RainSong WS a comfortable acoustic guitar to cradle or stand with. The extra-deep cutaway encourages playing up the fretboard. The N2 neck is a result of an extensive, long-term collaboration with the renowned artist Steve Miller and master luthier John Bolin.

The neck design is based on a modified "U" profile that has been popular in guitars since the 1950s. The N2 has a substantial feel that is ergonomically sound and results in better transfer of string vibration energy to the soundboard. RainSong's N2 features a truss rod that is accessible from the headstock. Graphite does not warp or bow with changes in humidity and temperature. The purpose of the acoustic guitar's truss rod is to allow customization of the relief to suit individual preferences.

At the heart of the RainSong Hybrid H-WS1000N2 guitar is an impressive electronics system to help you sound your best when you need to plug in.

Includes case.

FEATURES
  • 6-string acoustic-electric
  • Deep-body cutaway
  • Carbon/glass fiber body
  • Carbon/glass fiber top
  • 25.4" scale
  • Bolt-on glue neck joint
  • Carbon fiber neck
  • Composite fretboard
  • 21 frets
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 20" radius
  • Composite bridge
  • Modified "U" neck profile
  • Sidemounted preamp with onboard tuner
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • High-gloss polyurethane finish
  • Includes RainSong hardshell case

One of the most versatile RainSongs, ready for the gig or studio.

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RainSongHybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Good audio (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Made like a Gun! Plays like a Rainsong!

By Krishna Das

from Denver, CO

Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I didn't know that there was a world outside tonewood until I bought a Rainsong. A lot of reviews went into my head before I bought it. Rainsong isn't available anywhere in Denver CO even for a Demo. So I had only 2 choices; either driving to Salt lake city or Vegas. I couldn't do either due to time constraints. Come Thanksgiving, I ordered a Rainsong coz after reading so many reviews, I was so sure that I wouldn't be disappointed with this AXE. The Conclusion: This is one guitar which can be bought without playing in-store!Its is a beautiful looking guitar. The picture doesn't really do justice to its looks. The build quality is really amazing. The people at Woodinville really give time for each guitar and it is evident in its exquisite finishing! There is a depth to its bass and the tone is amazingly bright. The beauty of this guitar is that the Bass and the Treble both are well balanced and it is surprisingly loud enough. I also tried hooking it up to an Amp to test the fishman electronics. The tone is really sharp and distinct.I have observed that this guitar does holds onto its tuning quite nicely. Denver CO has a dry weather, but this doesn't really bother the guitar. NO HUMIDIFIER REQUIRED!The guitar comes with a TKL custom hardshell case with a Rainsong Logo embossed on it. I registered this guitar with Rainsong and guess what, The customer support folks sent me 3 custom made picks with Rainsong logo on it (I had mentioned this in the comments when registering). That was really nice of them!Rainsong - You can never go wrong with it. Pick one up!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really nice guitar but poorly balanced

By SurlyGuitar

from Denver, CO

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Pros

  • Impervious To Weather
  • Lightweight
  • Sound

Cons

  • Poorly balanced

Best Uses

  • AMPLIFIED
  • Playing While Sitting

Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This really is a very nice guitar. Great sound, impervious to changes in temperature and humidity, very lightweight, and looks gorgeous. It sounds especially nice plugged in when a decent finger-style guitarist is playing it.

I knocked a star off because the guitar is poorly balanced. The body is so lightweight that when you are using a strap with the pre-installed strap buttons the head stock wants to plunge to the floor and the body of the guitar wants to pivot forward. You have to actively think about keeping the guitar in position with your right arm to prevent it from doing so. My wood acoustic stays in playing position with no effort on my part. I would rather be focusing on my chord changes and strumming/picking than on trying to keep the guitar in position.

If you always play sitting down, give it 5 stars. I like to play standing.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By dbrocker75

from IL

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Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great guitar.
This is the best playing acoustic I've ever had. Love the bigger N2 neck and the electric sized frets. As a primarily electric player, those were the most important features. The electronics with built in tuner was also a great plus.
Build and setup are excellent. The action is a tad high for me (electric player) so I might have that lowered at somepoint, but it was setup just as well as any high end Taylor or Gibson I've played.
This is a great value for this guitar. The graphite/glass combo actually sounds pretty good and I love the fact that I don't have to worry about humidity changes in the great white north. I actually like the look of the gloss finish compared to the studio series and the hardshell case is also a big plus.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar!

By T

from NYC

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Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Light and bright w/ the chunkiest neck I've ever played (in a good way). Only small gripe is the end pin lip doesn't seem too reliable for holding a strap . . .
Everything you need on an acoustic.
so far so very good!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everyone should buy a Rainsong

By Poppa Top

from Tokyo, Japan

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Campfire
    • Jamming
    • Porch Swing
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I use this guitar for daily practice and gigs. The neck is very comfortable. The body is very cozy and easy to hold. I love not worrying about car heat and humidity. The sound is very well balanced. If you don't like the sound try different picks until you dial in your sound. It is very sensitive to pick materials, shape and size. If you use harmonics you won't find a better guitar for harmonic sustain. Notes ring very evenly and clear. The only trouble I find is that open string ring louder than fretted strings so that can cause some problems with certain playing styles. The case is dead weight. Nothing good about it except that it will keep your guitar from getting damaged getting from A to B. Problem is that it's too heavy. Also looks like less than stellar craftsmanship. Not impressed with the case. It doesn't make sense to have such a cool guitar and then pair it up with such an ugly heavy case.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Or your looking for something very unique, this is it.

    By Larry

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    What a surprise, this guitar has a great voice, I changed strings, tweeted th neck just a bit and am amazed at both as a acoustical and electric guitar. Pre-amp works great, sounds as good as my expensive Martin. My only complaint is that the strings are a little closer than I would like, but I am able to work around that.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My "New" Favorite Guitar

    By Mister Gorham

    from Comfort, Texas

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    Pros

    • Very Loud
    • Weather resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This is my new favorite guitar. I bought it to be my work guitar - I teach guitar lessons in the Texas Hill Country and am forced to leave my guitar in the trunk of my car. The nature of the carbon-fiber made it perfect for the 100 degree temperatures. I cut a thinner saddle and played with the truss rod to suit my style of playing and interest in a lighter action. The neck is great. The sound is clean and loud when pushed. My friends that play it want one too. I recommend it without reservation.

         
        5.0

        Extremely pleased customer

        By Charlie

        from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          After watching me drool for the last year, my wife finally ordered this guitar for me. WOW what an
          instrument. It totally exceeds all of my expectations. It looks, plays and sounds fantastic. From the
          brilliant highs to the warm subtle lows every note is perfect. I am 66 years old and played many good
          instruments but none were better than this. It is sinfully easy to play. Though slightly smaller than a
          dreadnought, its voice more than keeps up. When I plug it into my PA system, WOW again. This is the
          first time I ever decreased my bass setting. There was a lot of thought and planning into this guitar.
          Thank you Rainsong.

           
          5.0

          I would buy or recommend this product in a heart beat

          By Sweaty Already

          from new orleans

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I am only an intermediate player, but I have seemed to have amassed a lot of guitars, from Fenders, Gibsons, Ibenez, Taylors, Washburns, Yamaha's and Parkers. I was looking for a better acoustic electric than what I already had. I really liked my Taylor and my Washburn cedar body, but they weren't quite right. The Rainsong is the first guitar I have ever bought that I was not ultimately disappointed in. It's clear, loud and sweet unplugged and all that plugged in. Great for finger picking. Great for strumming. Easy to play, and stays pretty much in tune no matter the environment. I have several friends who have way more guitar expertise than I do, and they have all been wowed by the Rainsong. If you haven't played one, give it a try. You won't be dissapointed

             
            5.0

            Very Happy with my purchase

            By Bumpa

            from Littleton, NH

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I really like that this guitar is completely composite. It plays, sounds and feels as good as any guitar I have owned and it looks nice too!

               
              5.0

              You'll be surprised

              By Scott

              from northern Ca

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I had an opportunity to play a carbon fiber guitar at a local store. I was impressed. I've had the Rainsong a couple of weeks now and I have zero regrets. The tone of the guitar is brighter than a wood guitar. The playability, intonation, resonances, feel of the neck are excellent. You can play below the 12th fret comfortably. Plugged in this guitar really shines.

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow

                  By Junk Yatd Dawg

                  from Here

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    just bought a used Rainsong Hybrid H-WS1000N2 and I am very pleased with it.
                    I primarily wanted it to keep in my office, ready for occasions when music is requested (It's a church). My office is a converted room with no direct heating, so I use a window air conditioner when needed and a space heater...neither of which I leave on when not there. The temperature and humidity changes are huge, and other guitars I have kept there have suffered...including all-laminate and even an all-HPL with "stratabond" neck. (That one went wanky in just a month, and I never expected THAT from a build that seems like it should handle the worst.)
                    Having read some reviews of the hybrids, I found the description of the "mellower" tone appealing - many claim, probably correctly, that the damping effect of the glass fibers make it seem more "woody" in tone. I just know that I loved the tone immediately, and was really pleased with the volume (being a dread lover, this speaks to me). What is especially nice is the balance between the frequencies, and the playability (with a slight lowering of the saddle.)
                    I am confidant it will be comfortable in my office....if I can bring myself to leave it there! I have also decided, with ease, that this will be my gigging guitar.

                     
                    5.0

                    On the fence for 2 years

                    By Froni

                    from Pa.

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      I moved to Pa and all my wood acoustics went south on me. I kicked buying one of these around for a couple years. Got this thing delivered and I love it. They are alot better looking than the pictures. I was kinda thinking a crotch rocket fender but it has a nice gloss finish on it. Right out of the box it tuned up good on the onboard tuner, has great action and is easy on the fingers. It has a really good sound to it.Its not as good as my Collins but I really like it. Plugged it in and you can get some really good tones out of the electronics. I know I will be making a lot of tracks in my studio with this one and I won't have to worry about its humidifier. It comes with a very road worthy case. Excellent guitar ! I hope this helps anybody who has been kicking this around.

                       
                      5.0

                      Very nice........

                      By Josh

                      from Norwich, CT

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Rich Sound
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I am very impressed with this guitar i can leave it out in the same room as my wood stove. It never goes out of tuning, Which is nice. The neck is absolutely wonderful to play. The action is nice and low, i get no buzz from the frets even when playing rather hard. If you buy this you will not regret it....

                         
                        5.0

                        Very nice instrument!

                        By Tech Ed

                        from Van, TX

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                        Pros

                        • Fantastic Outdoors
                        • Great for Traveling
                        • Super Light

                        Cons

                        • A bit pricey
                        • Doesn't Replace A Martin
                        • Needs Clear Pickguard

                        Best Uses

                        • Camping
                        • Great for outdoor use

                        Comments about RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Deep Body Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I've had mine for about a month now and it's been a great traveling companion. I bought it for camping trips and it delivers. It has a unique sound but it is a good unique. My Martin does sound better but I'd rather not play it in 30 degree weather sitting next to a fire. You can do that with this one no problem. It sounds quite nice amped as well (I run mine through a Crate 60w Gunnison). The carbon fiber and associated building process likely contribute to the rather high price - but you shouldn't ever have to replace it. I'll keep my Martin for the warm woody sound but I'll keep this one as well. I'm very happy with it and would recommend it for anyone who plays outside frequently.

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