RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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H-WS1000N2 6-string full body cutaway acoustic electric featuring N2 neck

The Hybrid Series instruments from RainSong blend the best qualities of Carbon fiber and Glass fiber construction, giving you a great sounding instrument at an incredible value. Glass fibers mellow out the brighter Carbon tone to give these instruments a warm, resonant voice.

The H-WS1000N2 pairs the Carbon/Glass hybrid body and RainSong's Projection Tuned Layered hybrid top with RainSong's signature WS body shape, which lends to this guitar's amazing sonic versatility. Incredibly responsive to a range of playing styles, the H-WS1000N2 is an excellent choice for players from all walks of life.

The all-graphite N2 neck and composite fingerboard are fabricated utilizing RainSong's Performance Shape Casting as a single piece. The specially-designed neck is not only comfortable and easy to play, but it offers low, fast action with no buzz & smooth playability and impeccable intonation with no dead spots. It's also stiff and sturdy, so the neck will never warp, bow or need adjustments. The truss rods in the neck are only there so that you can customize the neck relief to satisfy your individual preferences.

Ready to hit the studio or the stage, the H-WS1000N2 comes fitted with onboard Fishman Prefix+T electronics. For superior performance, the Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 comes equipped with a set of accurate chrome-plated 1:18 ratio Gotoh tuners and a Tusq nut, saddle, and bridge pins. Comes dressed in a UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane finish, and comes complete with a hardshell case.

Get your RainSong Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

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Professional Guitarist Meets Rainsong

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About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Poor Construction

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    Comments about RainSong H-WS1000N2 Hybrid Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    First let me say that as a pro musician who makes his living entirely by playing and teaching the guitar, I looked at the Rainsong guitar as almost a messianic product. After 200 years of making guitars out of wood, you hafta hope there's be something new that comes along and does it BETTER! I hoped that Rainsong would be it. The good news is: They almost ARE!

    Where they succeed: TONE

    Where they fail: FEEL

    There is just no beating the delicious, harmonic-rich Rainsong sound! It is luscious! Rippling with harmonic overtones that are crushed by the braces on wood guitars! The sound that emanates from newer Rainsongs approaches the holy grail of acoustic guitar tone, let me tell you!

    But the neck... the feel... the ACTION is absolutely HORRENDOUS!!!!!

    They really have a long way to go on this point. Especially for the money they charge! There are MANY guitars that PLAY MILES BETTER than Rainsong! In the under $2000 range there are Taylors, Gibsons, Martins, Takamines, Breedloves and many others that play EASIER, and feel more COMFORTABLE than the nightmarish, avuncular, harsh, sharp, square-ish feel of a Rainsong N2 neck guitar. I'm sorry, but for two thousand dollars I want a guitar to feel HEAVENLY when I play it! That means low action, an easy neck, and comfort! Rainsong N2 necks offer NONE OF THE ABOVE! No binding, no rolled edges, and get this: out of the box the action on my H-WS1000N2 was over 1/2 an inch high at the 12th fret!!!!!!!!

    The tone was GORGEOUS!!!!!!

    The feel was hell on earth!

    I was so sad and disappointed! I wanted to love this guitar so badly! But it was nearly IMPOSSIBLE to play!

    ANY other guitar in this price range will play better than a Rainsong. It may not sound as good, but who cares? For me? Comfort is everything in a guitar. And the Rainsong is the LEAST COMFORTABLE guitar I have EVER played!!!!!!!!

    It plays like one of those cheap, garbage-bucket APPLAUSE guitars from the 1980's! Except not as good!

    I am a professional musician. I am 54 years old. I gig 5 times a week every week. I am not a jerk, I have no axe to grind. But The people at Rainsong do not have a CLUE what a comfy neck feels like! It is a shame!!!!! Because they have TONE down pat!!!!!

    Let's hope for better necks in the future from this company. But HALF INCH HIGH ACTION is a bit much if you ask me!!!!! Plus, nasty, sharp edges with no binding, in a price range filled with lovely, comfortable bound necks is a non-starter in my humble opinion.

    If they could fix this problem, and I hope they do, I would be a Rainsong fanatic forever! Because the sweet, delicious, ringing tone this guitar produces is what we are ALL searching for! Better than wood!

    I called for an R/A to send mine back and now I'm gonna hafta settle for a Gibson or a Taylor. But believe me - I will miss the Rainsong tone no matter what I play. But you see, that's just it: It ought to be PLAY to finger a guitar, not agony!

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    Body Size/Shape WS
    Body Wood Carbon/Glass Hybrid
    Top Carbon/Glass Hybrid
    Bracing None
    Cutaway Yes
    Top/Body Finish UV Protective, High-Gloss, Clear Urethane
    Neck Wood All-Graphite
    Scale Length 25.4"
    Fingerboard Composite
    Number Of Frets 21
    Nut Width 1.75"
    Nut & Saddle Tusq
    Tuning Machines Chrome-Plated Gotohs with 1:18 Gear Ratio
    Electronics Fishman Prefix+T
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Case Type Hardshell Case
    Series Hybrid Series
    Model H-WS1000N2
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    Hybrid Series H-WS1000N2 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    RAINSONG warrants solely to the original retail purchaser of this RAINSONG musical instrument that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the instrument is owned by the original retail purchaser, and until the ownership of the instrument is transferred to another.