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Old 11-25-2017, 08:07 PM
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Default Thoughts on the RainSong*Hybrid Series H-DR1100N2*

Any thoughts on this one? It's the hybrid dread.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:14 PM
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Should be pretty nice, if you like dreadnoughts. They tend to be louder and bassier than the WS or OM models (not surprising). The jumbos trump the dreads in both ways, though, much like in wood guitars.

H-DR means the carbon / fiberglass mix for the back and sides, instead of pure CF weave. But the top should still be the woven fabric. N2 means the newer beefier neck with a truss rod, and 1100 means without electronics. Not sure if it will have the shark inlays or dots (personally I like the sharks).

FYI, I have a local friend with a 2002 classic DR-1000 with the N1 neck, in VGC. He would love to trade for my WS-1000 (he likes to play leads up the neck and wants a cutaway) but I just don't play dreads any more. And I like the cutaway too.
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I haven't played one but will always remember Scott Nygard playing the hybrid dread back when they were first being promoted. If I listen with my ears and not my eyes I could imagine the tone not far from a D18. I think the guitar sounds great!



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Any thoughts on this one? It's the hybrid dread.
I have owned my 2012 H DR1000 5 years and it is by far the favorite guitar I've ever owned or played. 2 years after buying it, I gave my Taylor and my Martin to my sons for safe keeping. I felt they needed attention I wasn't giving them.
I play/practice around 15 hours a week.
The H DR is an amazing guitar that has never disappointed.
My string: Martin Retro Custom Lights. 11-52(warm, clean, and predictable sound)
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You can't get shark inlays on the H series, they are reserved for the higher end models.
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I decided to pull the trigger. I was able to find a pretty good deal online today and went for it. I can return it if I don't like it. I'll add a pickup of my choice later once I've played it a bit.

I have been asked to play a weekly farmers market in my town and it's in an open Pavillion. I don't really want to expose my wooden guitars to the humidity and temperature changes. I am pretty easy on my guitars, so I'm mostly interested in the CF guitar because of the above. The market opens in early spring, so I have some time to install a pickup later.

My type of music is Americana and older country. I think this dread should fit the bill nicely for that. Plus, I just love dreads and jumbos!
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I decided to pull the trigger. I was able to find a pretty good deal online today and went for it. I can return it if I don't like it. I'll add a pickup of my choice later once I've played it a bit.

I have been asked to play a weekly farmers market in my town and it's in an open Pavillion. I don't really want to expose my wooden guitars to the humidity and temperature changes. I am pretty easy on my guitars, so I'm mostly interested in the CF guitar because of the above. The market opens in early spring, so I have some time to install a pickup later.

My type of music is Americana and older country. I think this dread should fit the bill nicely for that. Plus, I just love dreads and jumbos!
Sounds like a good choice! Congrats
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Come for the weather/humidity resistance, stay for the great tone!

I bought my first CF guitar for that reason... now, the wood ones don't get nearly as much play time. Congrats on finding your choice!
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