3/20/2012: A brown UPS truck dropped off a big rectangular package in the afternoon.
Introducing the RainSong Shorty SG-FLE (Forum Limited Edition)!
- 12-fret OM (short-scale Orchestra Model)
- Carbon Fiber/Glass Hybrid Body
- All-graphite unidirectional carbon soundboard crafted using Projection Tuned Layering technique
- Abalone Soundhole
- Abalone Bridge Pins
- Abalone Shark Inlays
- Fishman Prefix Plus + T Electronics
- Custom TKL Limited Edition Hardshell Case (fitted specifically for a RainSong Shorty)
I wanted a second guitar that was bright (in turn good for fingerpicking/flatpicking) in tone and had a small body (comfortable to play). This would also be Joyce’s guitar since I gave her my first guitar I ever owned (a Takamine EG-330C). However, I later sold it to a friend of my brother-in-law’s friend.
The RainSong Shorty SG-FLE fit the bill perfectly since it had a bright/metallic tone (good because when I fingerpick the tone that is projected is pretty dark). The body is a 12-fret OM, which is the smallest guitar body RainSong makes. It’s equivalent to Taylor’s grand concert body size. The 12-fret (instead of the standard 14-fret) makes the guitar a short-scale guitar and moves the bridge down a bit for enhanced sound and bass response. Having an on-board tuner in the electronics helps when playing live if I need to play in alternate tunings. The bling of the abalone soundhole, shark inlays, and bridge pins are icing on top of the cake. The biggest plus is that since the guitar is pretty much carbon fiber, it is impervious to humidity and temperature changes like all other wooden instruments are. This is good for playing outdoors and/or in situations where temperature and humidity fluctuate extremely.