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Thread #64278   Message #1049935
Posted By: freightdawg
07-Nov-03 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: Graphite vs. Wood - some advice
Subject: Tech: Graphite vs. Wood - some advice
I have read most of the posts regarding Rainsong graphite guitars and I am truly intrigued. Due to the nature of my work I travel a lot and would like to have a guitar that could take a lot of punishment, but still look dressy enough to impress. I would like to ask those of you who are experienced traveling musicians some advice regarding graphite and/or solid wood guitars. Any help or experiences would be appreciated, especially those of you who own a Rainsong.

How durable would the graphite/laminate Rainsong be vs. the all graphite model? Obviously there is a huge price difference. Would the all graphite model sound okay unplugged? I would kind of like to have the model with the pre-amp, but I do not want to trade too much in sound when used pure acoustic.

My current practice guitar is a Yamaha LL11. It has a solid spuce top and mahogany back and sides. In your experience does a guitar with a solid wood top hold up well when travelling? The guitar would have to withstand temp changes up to 40 degrees or more (F) and some pressure and humidity changes.

Finally, is anyone aware of any other graphite guitars that compare with the Rainsong?

Thanks and I look forward to your help.