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Old 12-22-2019, 08:15 AM
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I was wondering if you could tell how thick the layer was - that’s pretty conclusive. How is it finished around the edge of the sound hole?
Perfect, as if the entire top was just spruce all the way through. Take a look at the picture I posted showing the change in the spacer design for newer RainSong tops.

Contrastingly, the outer edge of the top is the side finish looking a bit like binding.

The finish work on the V top looks very labor intensive and might explain the big upcharge.

Looking at all my pictures, it is possible RainSong has slightly modified the design of their tops for this veneered model. Maybe a little thicker spacer and maybe a little less CF fabric to make it lighter and at the same time similarly strong???
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:42 AM
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Perfect, as if the entire top was just spruce all the way through. Take a look at the picture I posted showing the change in the spacer design for newer RainSong tops.
Ahh, yes - I see that now. Thanks!
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Is that a wood veneer like emeralds or a painted on woodgrain? Correction, I read the back post... No need to reply, it is a Veneer.
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That parlor is in the shop getting an EVO fret job and I'm playing the V-DR as my daily beater until the work is done. It really has a tone unlike any RainSong 14 fret dreadnought I've previously owned (H-DR & CO-DR). It is super competitive with a Martin Dreadnought.
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That parlor is in the shop getting an EVO fret job and I'm playing the V-DR as my daily beater until the work is done. It really has a tone unlike any RainSong 14 fret dreadnought I've previously owned (H-DR & CO-DR). It is super competitive with a Martin Dreadnought.

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Iím going to go play one of these this weekend. I was looking at the hybrid last year and didnít pull the trigger. This model looks like it really might be up my alley. Very excited to try it.
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