The Dreadnought is the traditional workhorse of acoustic guitar music. With a large, deep body and wide waist, RainSong's DR has the powerful bass and ringing treble of a great rhythmic guitar, but still maintains a wonderfully balanced sound, with clear distinction among individual notes. From rhythm to lead, the DR makes its presence known. Capable of cutting through admirably in any acoustic setting, the DR is loud enough to complete with banjos, mandolins and other traditional volume hogs. Case included.
• All graphite soundboard crafted using Projection Tuned Layering™
• All graphite back and sides
• All graphite neck
• Epoxy fingerboard made using Performace Shape Casting™
• L.R. Baggs Element electronics
• Chrome plated Gotoh tuners, 1:18 gear ratio
• Tusq nut and saddle
• 25.4" scale
• Custom MOP inlays on fingerboard and bridge pins
• UV protective high-gloss coating
• Customized hardshell case
RainSongs are the only graphite acoustic guitars in the world: body, neck and soundboard are all made out of pure graphite.
Graphite construction and Projection Tuned Layering(TM) 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 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 Projection Tuned Layering's uniform stiffness, the RainSong acoustic sound is impeccably balanced and very, VERY loud. Once you have heard the classic carbon sound you'll recognize it anywhere, as distinctive as anything on earth.
Impervious to Humidity and Temperature changes The inherent strength of graphite means a guitar that can survive travel and changes in the environment, while the stability of graphite means a guitar that will stay in tune, evidenced by the fact that all RainSongs are shipped from the factory tuned to concert pitch. The graphite soundboard will not belly, sink, or crack and the graphite neck will not warp with changes in climate. Light in weight, with a proportioned balance that makes it comfortable to cradle or stand with, RainSong is the ultimate combination of workhorse and racehorse for the professional musician.
Performance Shape-Cast™ necks unique in design, with a feel that is at once comfortable and different, RainSong necks are thin and easy to play. Performance Shape Casting, a process invented by RainSong, allows necks and fretboards to be cast simultaneously as a single graphite matrix. Tolerances can be maintained with RainSong necks that are unheard of with more conventional neck shaping methods.
In the Classic Series, Performance Shape Casting allows fretslots to be cast in place for flawless intonation with no dead spots. Additionally, 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.
The neck of the Advanced Series represents a pioneering achievement in its own right. It is the first all-composite neck/fingerboard combination to include an integral double-action truss rod. The composite fingerboard is precision CNC-machined. The strength of carbon fiber, the adjustable truss rod, the precision-shaped fingerboard and the new low-profile shape combine to provide a super-fast neck with a consistent low action and no dead spots.
Finally, extreme strength and stiffness and tight tolerances of Performance Shape Casting mean that RainSong necks will never twist, warp, bow or need any adjustment whatsoever.
High-tech bonding materials 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.
Beautiful apperance RainSong believes that graphite is not something to cover up. That's why Classic Series RainSongs are finished clear, to expose all the shimmering three-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 book-matched 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.
The Advanced Series sports a bold new look with rich colors, complemented by accents of the shimmering graphite-weave look.
Great plugged in sound 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 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.
Expert fret job and set up All fret jobs and set ups are done individually by expert luthiers at RainSong's Woodinville factory. The frets are top quality nickel alloy for low wear and great looks. And, because RainSong necks are so stable, action can be exceptionally low for easy and comfortable playing.
Limited lifetime warranty
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.