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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 01:23:27 PM »

Just for kicks, this is what I have built and sitting in the shopping cart (hey, it only takes money, right?):



Looks very nice Rev.  Do they have a narrow nut option in their build app?
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2017, 09:08:06 PM »

Looks very nice Rev.  Do they have a narrow nut option in their build app?

Yes, they have a very extensive custom shop... But I'm not sure how pricey some of those options would be. You can contact them from their website and find out. They respond pretty quickly during the work week (remember the time difference if you're in the US/Canada).
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 05:35:39 AM »

I have a Rainsong shorty that I really like. It has a flat finish, so there was a bit of a scratchy sound when it was strummed  hard, so I put a small, shaped, clear pickguard on and it solved the problem. I love the short scale and om size, and the sound is very sweet, particularly with elixir 80-20 lights. Its great for those frozen days in winter, and the boiling hot humid summer days, and also the now and thens. It has a great case but also fits perfectly in a classical guitar gig bag, so it fits the grab and go very perfectly. Great electronics too (Fishman). Real nice customer service over in Woodinvale, Washington as well!
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 04:05:26 PM »

Um, maybe.  ;-)





How does the Rainsong compare to the Larrivee OM? Could you post a finger picking comparison video or soundcloud audio clip?
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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2017, 03:43:21 AM »



How does the Rainsong compare to the Larrivee OM? Could you post a finger picking comparison video or soundcloud audio clip?

I can try to do that when I am back in town.  Can fingerpick the Rainsong, my OM-03R, and my wife;s OM-03
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2017, 05:50:52 PM »



How does the Rainsong compare to the Larrivee OM? Could you post a finger picking comparison video or soundcloud audio clip?

So, Randy, are you still looking at these (the Emeralds)?  I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on one (on ordering one, I should say - may take them several months to get it built).

I can try to do that when I am back in town.  Can fingerpick the Rainsong, my OM-03R, and my wife;s OM-03

Waiting, waiting...

 

 
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 03:07:48 AM »

I have a Rainsong shorty full gloss. That was my first carbon guitar. Its a beautiful guitar. Its the guitar that travels with me. I have a larrivee
om -04 Bloodwood and an omv-60. I like them all. My most recent addition an Emerald x-20 Woody with a Korelian Burl top in green. The veneer top is not considered to affect the guitar tone but it sure does make the guitar an individual. I think that has been where carbon guitars have been missing out. As far as the x20 it sounds as nice as it looks but its not wood. There are a lot of good choices out there now in carbon guitars. My choices have been good for me and I will keep both.               
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 03:22:54 AM »

Waiting, waiting...


No proper mic, so this will probably sound pretty compressed:

https://soundcloud.com/rocket_song/3-guitars-sound-samples

Two Larrivee OM's and a Rainsong.   All have PB strings, but different brands and ages.
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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2017, 03:43:09 AM »

Mike get a bone saddle the graphit one s**k's
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2017, 07:34:18 AM »

No proper mic, so this will probably sound pretty compressed:

https://soundcloud.com/rocket_song/3-guitars-sound-samples

Two Larrivee OM's and a Rainsong.   All have PB strings, but different brands and ages.

Nice little demo.  They all sound nice, just slightly different.  I didn't detect any significant difference in the sound or vibe of the Rainsong compared to the other two all-wood guitars.  If I had to pick my favorite tone of the 3, I would chose the OM-03.   
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