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Old 07-31-2012, 08:40 PM
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Default Rainsong Bluegrass Model

Has anyone played one of these yet? I have the Shorty and love the sound of the unidirectional top. I see that this guitar is constructed completely like top of the Shorty. Is the construction going to give me a warmer sound or is it more cosmetic? I thought it would make it sound more warm.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:19 PM
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Have not tried it but hard for me to think it would make that much difference since 95%? ofthe sound comes from the top. I have played a unidirectional soundboard of their jumbo. I like it but even on the sound board the difference is there but pretty subtle.
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Have not tried it but hard for me to think it would make that much difference since 95%? ofthe sound comes from the top. I have played a unidirectional soundboard of their jumbo. I like it but even on the sound board the difference is there but pretty subtle.
I played both the gloss and FT Bluegrass and I played them alongside a standard DR1000, a CODR1000 uni top, and a custom 12 fret short scale DR1000, (One of the benefits of living close to LA Guitar Sales. ) and there is a definite difference. The standard has a lot of brightness which is toned down by the use of the unidirectional top but the standard top with the 12 fret is even warmer than the uni top and retains more projection. The all uni Bluegrass is the warmest but it borders on muddy, which should appeal to CA fans but guys who like the normal Rainsong tone might not like it.

BTW, last year I got to try three variations of Jumbos at LA Guitar Sales, a standard, a uni top, and an all uni with similar results, the all uni was the warmest but a bit muddy.

I'm not much on writing reviews so hopefully Ted will chime in as well.
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Interesting thoughts, I finally made the total change to Rainsong and Emerald and traded away my last CA this week. At the end I thought it sounded muddy or midrangey compared to the more bell like Rainsong which I am now used to. I guess I have been totally carbonated. Used to pick CA over Rainsong every time. Very interesting observation on the 12 fret.
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I've played the Bluegrass model. I can't remember if it was the gloss or or FT, but I felt it was the warmest Rainsong I've played. Really liked it.
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I am finishing up a video on one I had for a week...stay tuned..





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Awesome. I'm very interested and looking forward to the video(and review?).

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