RainSong SMH “Smokey” (Demo Model)

RainSong SMH “Smokey” (Demo Model)

Carbon & Glass Hybrid Body
1-3/4" Nut • 24-7/8" Scale • A/E

Regular price $1,349 Sale

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This guitar is a demo model and has been marked down accordingly. It is still in mint condition and includes the full lifetime RainSong warranty. 

RainSong’s carbon fiber guitars are unaffected by changes in temperature and humidity. As a result, they don’t have any of the issues commonly associated with wood guitars such as warping, cracking, or tuning instability.

These qualities make RainSong guitars ideal for players living in excessively dry or humid climates, but they’re also perfect for travel and gigging.

See the About RainSong tab to learn more about what makes these guitars so unique. 

WS Body Size

Combining the best qualities of large and small bodied guitars, the WS is ideally suited for a variety of musical situations.

A large, deep chamber gives the WS strong projection and rich bass. The narrow waist and tight upper bout allow for a ringing treble, good balance and clear definition of individual notes.

Overall, the WS is impeccably balanced. The shapely curves and light weight make the WS a comfortable guitar to cradle or stand with. The extra deep cutaway encourages playing up the fretboard.

Carbon & Glass Hybrid Body

This guitar's top, back, and sides are made using RainSong's special combination of carbon fiber and glass.

Pairing carbon fiber with glass softens the crystalline carbon tone to provide a mellow yet resonant sound.

RainSong's Hybrid Series guitars tend to be a bit warmer than their all-carbon counterparts, but less robust in the treble range.

LR Baggs Element Pickup

Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play.

At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances. Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses “quack” caused by compression and unlocks the Element’s unrivaled dynamic range.

The pickup’s minimalist construction lessens any influence on the acoustic properties and creates an intimate coupling between the pickup and guitar for the highest fidelity possible.

Body SizeWS
Top WoodCarbon & Glass Hybrid
Back & SidesCarbon & Glass Hybrid
FingerboardComposite
Nut Width1-3/4"
Scale Length24-7/8"
String Spacing2-3/16"
ElectronicsLR Baggs Stagepro Element
StringsElixir Light Nanoweb 80/20 11052 (12 - 53)
CaseRainSong Hardshell Case

Founded in the early 1990s, RainSong guitars was the world's first company dedicated to building carbon fiber instruments. Tejon Street Music is proud to be the largest RainSong dealer in the Front Range region.

Carbon Fiber Construction

All RainSong guitars are made entirely out of carbon fiber. The types of carbon fiber used varies depending on the series, but the end result is the same: a tough, stable guitar that's impervious to changes in temperature and humidity.

Unlike wood guitars, a RainSong's top will never crack the neck will never warp. This makes them perfect dry or humid regions where the humidity (or lack thereof) is a constant issue.

Without the need for constant humidification, RainSong guitars can be left out on a stand or wall mount so they're always ready to play. They're also perfect for frequent travelers and working musicians who want to avoid the issues a wood guitar can experience when moving from one environment to another.

In addition to the inherent strength of carbon fiber, RainSong guitars feature a durable polyurethane finish to provide further protection.

Tone

When it comes to tone, RainSong guitars are surprisingly similar to wood instruments. While each RainSong model has its own unique voice depending on body size and materials, they have a warmth, richness, and complexity that many wouldn't expect from a non-wood guitar.

That said, carbon has its own unique tonal qualities. Compared to wood, carbon fiber's low level of damping results in crisp, clear trebles and a sweet, well-defined bass.

Their response is even and balanced throughout the spectrum, and they have excellent sustain with lots of volume.

Playability

RainSong necks are 100% carbon fiber, making them incredibly stiff and stable. The use of carbon fiber also enables RainSong to build their necks to exacting tolerances, allowing action to be set very low with minimal risk of buzzing.

Since RainSong's carbon fiber necks and soundboards are so rigid they won't warp or twist over time. This means that once a RainSong guitar has been set up the way you want, it will maintain its action and playability without the need for further tweaks and adjustments down the road.

RainSong guitars have an excellent factory setup, but we're always happy to adjust the action based on your preferences and play style.

All current RainSong models have an adjustable truss rod.

Lifetime Warranty

RainSong guitars have a lifetime warranty.  The warranty protects against defects materials and craftsmanship to the original owner. 

Click here to see the full terms of RainSong warranty.