rainsong?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by soulohio, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. soulohio

    soulohio Member

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    I am thinking...why deal out cash for a mid range acoustic that is a crapshoot when it comes to the woods and really, buying over the innernet, and why don't I get a carbon fibre rainsong? I played one out in vegas and was way happy.

    I really want a nive $1500 dollar guild but cannot find one to try out and Guitar Centre wants me to buy and then return. whatcha think?
     
  2. waynebrown

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    Composite Acoustic sounds a lot better than Rainsong.
     
  3. soulohio

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    what is a composite acoustic? what brand?
     
  4. ksuaggie

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    Composite Acoustics (CA) is a brand of guitars. They are braced to sound more traditional, while the rainsongs are not. I've never played a rainsong, but my CA legacy is a thing of beauty. You can go anywhere with it, no special care required, and rarely goes out of tune. It doesn't sound exactly like a wooden guitar, but it does sound awfully good, especially plugged in.
     
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    Carbon fiber guitars sound too good to me. They sound as good the day you get them as there ever gonna get. I much rather buy a wooden guitar that will get better and bloom over time. Make sure you play the guitar before you buy it.
     
  6. bynt

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    Here here. I played several Rainsongs and although they're nice, I'd pick up a Taylor and think "Wow, wood just sounds so much better and it's only going to improve" whereas the Rainsong (again, they're nice but...) I found to be cold and then the realization that (as far as I know anyhow) that's what it's going to sound like forever.
     
  7. JohnSS

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    I think it's a subjective thing. I happen to like the sound of Rainsongs and Ovations and have used the latter frequently both on stage and recording. If you're going to gig a lot and the Rainsong sings to you, get it. I think their necks are fantastic. I'm looking to get the Rainsong Jumbo myself when I have the $$.
     
  8. royd

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    I had a rainsong for a while. They are great for what they are - incredibly stable, impervious to the elements, sound good but not traditional, guitars. I bought it for a knock-around guitar but was never completely happy with the sound so I played it very, very little and sold it.

    I haven't played a CA but would love to... the idea of a carbon fiber guitar that sounds more like a wooden guitar is great.
     
  9. Compurocker

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    You will probably be quite surprised!
     
  10. onemind

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    I have a CA Player GX, that I feel very comfortable with, the sound is consistently good, It may never 'bloom' like an old Martin, but I don't worry about humidity, leaving it in the car, playing outside, etc.
     

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