About RainSong Carbon Fiber Guitars
RainSong guitars are built entirely out of carbon fiber, so they aren't affected by changes in temperature and humidity. RainSong's guitars are immune to problems like warping, cracking, or tuning and setup instability.
These qualities make RainSong guitars ideal for players living in dry or humid climates, but the toughness of carbon fiber means they're also great for travel and gigging.
In addition to their rugged design, RainSong guitars sound amazing and are easy to play. Many people are surprised to learn that carbon fiber makes an excellent soundboard material, and it gives RainSong guitars a tone that's surprisingly close to a wood guitar while still being unique.
The Black Ice Series
The soundboard on each Black Ice guitar features a number of hand-laid carbon fiber pieces, making each one a one-of-a-kind instrument.
The underlying construction is based off of RainSong's original Classic Series guitars, which feature an all-carbon body and a tone that tends to be clear, bright, and loud.
"Shorty" 12-Fret Neck
This RainSong features a "Shorty" 12-fret neck which joins the body at the 12th fret instead of the 14th fret. This translates to a shorter scale and shifted bridge position.
12-fret RainSong guitars have a shorter scale, which translates to slightly lower string tension and frets that are a little closer together. Some players find short scale guitars a bit easier to play than full scale instruments.
The lower tension and altered bridge placement also tends to produce a tone that is a little warmer and more bass-focused than 14-fret guitars, although the difference is often subtle.
- Orchestra model body
- Carbon fiber top, back, and sides
- "Black Ice" custom top design
- Composite fingerboard
- "Shorty" 12-fret neck
- 1-3/4" nut width
- 24.9" scale (short scale)
- Full gloss finish on top, back, and sides
- No electronics
- Elixir Light Nanoweb 80/20 strings (#11052)
- RainSong hardshell case
- Serial number 20407