RainSong's smallest and most refined body shape, a unidirectional soundboard, hybrid body construction and a short scale 12-fret neck – the perfect combination for an intimate instrument with a warm tone and surprising punch. Shorty's neck joins the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th fret. This moves the bridge back on the soundboard towards the center of the lower bout resulting in improved sonic energy transmission from the strings to the soundboard and enhanced bass response.
Unidirectional carbon mimics the tight grain of a fine Spruce soundboard. First introduced on the Concert Series, this soundboard is RainSong's lightest. The Hybrid body technology blends the crystalline highs of carbon with the mellow tones of glass. The synergy between the unidirectional soundboard and the hybrid body is obvious from Shorty's first strum.
Soundboard: All-graphite Unidirectional Carbon soundboard crafted using RainSong's Projection Tuned LayeringTM technique. No soundboard braces. Pinstripe rosette.
Body: Carbon/Glass hybrid body. No body braces.
Neck: All-graphite NS neck and composite fingerboard fabricated using RainSong's Performance Shape CastingTM as a single piece. Adjustable truss rod.