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Old 09-19-2020, 05:22 AM
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After a ton of research and shopping I finally made a decision and received my new Rainsong.
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I have 2 CO-WS1000N2, one in black and one in copper- these 2 guitars are my workhorses and my go-to guitars for performance. They do everything my fingers and ears expect up and down the neck! What is interesting is that you'd think they might sound identical but there are differences between the 2 that keeps them interesting. My 2018 copper is remarkably warm compared to my 2010 black which is more piano-like.
Interesting indeed. Is the only difference that extra layer of finish?
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Now that's a beauty! Congrats!



Interesting indeed. Is the only difference that extra layer of finish?
Good question! don't have an answer, I was expecting the guitar would sound like a clone and was to be a backup or for alternate tuning but with identical strings (Elixir PB light) they have noticeably different character- both sweet

The founder of Rainsong as I recall was a MIT trained physicist/materials engineer. Don't know if the uni-soundboard changed at all from 2010 to 18. Perhaps the finish difference, or maybe the saddle shaping/neck relief is subtly different(action is set identically from standpoint of string height.

My most recent 3 guitars are the copper 2018 CO-WS, Feb20 Emerald X20, and a CO-OM1000N2 (12 fret). All great guitars but the CO-WS is the one my bandmates/accompanists seem to prefer.
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Great Rainsong there. My Shorty was marine burst and I really liked that, looks great on the WS as well. Enjoy having a guitar you can leave out, or take with you without worry.
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Congrats on your new guitar. It begs to be taken to Key West or some other sunny, semi-tropical climate....
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Congratulations On Your RainSong WS1000N2--Enjoy! The WS1000 is my favorite RainSong model.
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:35 AM
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Definitely a good guitar for Jimmy Buffett type tunes at a BBQ, beach or boat. Congratulations! It's beautiful!
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Thanks again for all the kind words....This guitar is quickly becoming my favorite.

I can't believe how much I love playing it!!
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Thanks again for all the kind words....This guitar is quickly becoming my favorite.

I can't believe how much I love playing it!!
Congrats on your new RainSong. Carbon Fiber can change how you think about acoustic guitar ownership. Enjoy!
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Thanks again for all the kind words....This guitar is quickly becoming my favorite.

I can't believe how much I love playing it!!
I'm torn between this model and a RainSong dread. Yours looks great!
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:19 AM
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I'm torn between this model and a RainSong dread. Yours looks great!
Ive never owned anything in an acoustic guitar but a dread....so that's why I had so much hesitation.

Because this seems to be there flagship model, I figured, maximum, it could be a $500 mistake if I had to get out of it. But I'm telling you, just pull the trigger, you won't regret it.

It's big and bold enough to fill a room with a small crowd, but the half inch smaller size all the way around (compared to a dread) makes it easy to sit back on the couch with!
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Very nice - I can imagine that color at my cabin, though that is where my APLE lives. Maybe it'll need a partner someday, but don't tell my wife!
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Fut;

I'm telling your wife, unless you send me a gift certificate for an emerald guitar.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:40 PM
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I put my RainSong in it's case yesterday while doing some rearranging (otherwise it's always out) and the case is slightly misaligned, too. It's a minor issue, but I don't have that problem with any of my other cases.
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Old 09-24-2020, 04:38 PM
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that is a beauty! Love the blue!!!
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