Rainsong WS100

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This is the Rainsong WS100, a carbon fiber acoustic guitar. The label says John Decker, Woodinville, WA. The first thing I noticed is how cool this guitar looks. It has this awesome carbon fiber layering or pattern to the top which makes it look all industrial , but then there is this beautiful abalone rosette giving it a more balanced organic feel. There are also neat little shark inlays on the neck.

The Rainsong has good projection and tends towards the upper midrange. The bass response is very firm and clear, a nice sound… I like it.    The neck is shallow and slick giving you fast excellent action. Hey, you can even leave it the car or take to backyard jams not worry about it warping.

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The Rainsong has good projection. The bass is very firm and clear. There are also neat little shark inlays on the neck

 

Collings D1

collings close frontThis is a 14 fret Collings Mahogany Dreadnaught. Of course, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There is the beautiful spruce top with swirling figuring almost like “bear claw” pattern, the comfortable “C” neck and the subtly elegant build quality throughout. This guitar has a robust bass response and nice zinging highs, hard to get in one guitar.  There is a nuanced feel to light picking , but it firms up when you dig in hard.  I really enjoyed playing this guitar. I wish I could sit and play it for a couple of hours. There’s a lot to discover in this guitar …very, very nice

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This guitar has a robust bass and nice zinging highs. I wish I could sit and play it for a couple of hours. There’s a lot to discover in this guitar.