To combine the stability and robustness of carbon fiber with the traditional aesthetics of wood, RainSong has developed SFT: Soundboard Fusion Technology. After careful experimentation, we are able to fuse a thin spruce soundboard and a unidirectional pre-impregnated carbon top in a single molding step. The resulting SFT soundboard is a composite matrix that resonates as a single unit, like a solid wood soundboard. The physical properties of the carbon fiber far exceed those of the thin wood. Hence the SFT soundboard maintains the imperviousness to humidity and temperature of carbon fiber.
An SFT soundboard delivers rich crystalline carbon sound subtly colored by wood.
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 compete with banjoes, mandolins and other traditional volume hogs.
Soundboard: Unidirectional carbon/spruce soundboard crafted using RainSong’s Soundboard Fusion Technology™ technique. No soundboard braces. Pinstripe rosette.
Body: All-graphite body. No body braces.
Neck: All-graphite neck and epoxy fingerboard fabricated using RainSong’s Performance Shape Casting™ as a single piece. Adjustable truss rod. Abalone dots inlay.
Accessories: Tusq™ Nut, saddle and abalone inlaid bridgepins.
Case: Customized hardshell case.
Finish: UV protective, high-gloss, clear urethane.
Depth at end-pin: 5 inches
Lower bout: 16 inches
Body Length: 20 inches
Neck width at nut: 1.75 inches
Scale length: 25.4 inches
Tuning machines: Chrome plated Gotohs with 1:18 gear ratio
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