Rainbow Custom Shop(updated April.13.2017)

Heere a sneak peek at a new run of guitar amp speakers cabinets that's recently started up...

   

   

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

Here's just a few peeks at some products we're building in our custom shop these days.One by one,all by hand.

 

    This amp's owner requested a new headshell cabinet

to transplant the Bogner amp's guts into , now making the amp easier to lift and transport.We designed & built

this all birch shell with heavy duty ,spring loaded side mounted handles and a front grille for additional air cooling

for the tubes.Covered in a a hand applied,nicely grained cherry red vinyl and appointed with black hardware.

 

  This is a 1x15" GUITAR cabinet we designed and

built to complement his Fender combo amp. The all birch cabinetry was covered in a black naugahyde vinyl,black

hardware,oversize rubber feet and removeable,plug in roller casters.

 

 

  Custom "downsized" MesaBoogie headshell

   Tangerine Offset 212 guitar speaker cabinet

   London Series Kudo112 guitar speaker cab

London Series 212 guitar speaker cabinet

  London Series ShortStack guitar spkr cab

ShortStack cab with Bogner amphead

  UltraCompact studio rack sleeve

 

Custom Mixer Case

   A real woofer cabinet in the making.....

    Rack case

   

 

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After more than 35 years spent on customizing, upgrading and setting up countless guitars & basses from so many

manufacturers for so many different players, it became obvious these instruments could no longer be considered “stock” guitars like those seen in just about every other store on the planet. All along, guitarists kept asking, ”when are you coming out with your own line?”.

It was inevitable. . . Introducing the Rainbow Custom Shop series of electric guitars & basses. At first glance, they may have that “familiar” look, but that’s where the similiarity ends.

Custom Shop Performance & Playabililty without the custom shop price!

Up until now, custom shop playability & performance was only available on extremely pricey ($$$$$) versions of other manufacturers models, leaving intermediate and beginner level players to struggle along on “irritating”, badly set-up instruments that offered little in reliability, tone and playability. Well, WE don’t believe a “beginner” level or “intermediate” level guitar should have to “play” like one either. Because WE take the time & effort to individually set-up & optimize each instrument in our own custom shop, our guitars simply play better than even much higher priced, mass produced “counterparts”. Oddly enough, even “seasoned” players are picking up our guitars and adding them to their line-up of favorites.

More choice: RCS guitars are available from our shop with pickups by Dimarzio, Seymour Duncan, Shadow, EMG,

as well as stock RCS Flattop 50’s models.

Comfort Contour Necks are available with maple or rosewood fingerboards. With the right balance between too thin & too thick, our necks let the player switch between leads and barre chording, without fatigue. All necks are edge contoured for that vintage “well worn, played in” feel found on the classic guitars of yesteryear. Custom fret leveling, finishing, & hand polishing methods, (developed from years of experience) performed in our shop, offer players a silky smooth, quick action & playability. Machine heads are available in modern die-cast versions as well as vintage covered styles (with improved tolerances) that won’t lag out of tune like those found on similar looking instruments. Fingerboard nuts are cut to exacting tolerances for enhanced lo-tension and quicker finger response.

Bodies are made of solid alder. No plywoods, particle board or mystery wood like that found on similar looking models. We even ensure the strap pins are “cemented” in place to keep ‘em from loosening up at the worst of times.

Internally routed control cavities in the wood body are fully shielded with lo-z conductive foil to reduce RF & electrical interference & noise “gremlins” to a minimum. All controls are properly grounded (to reduce ground loop hum like that found on other manufacturer’s models). A heavy duty Neutrik positive contact jack is installed instead of the “common” inferior reliability one found on the majority of other similar looking guitars. This Neutrik jack “holds onto” the guitar cable’s plug without the nasty wobble that the “cheapie” jacks exhibit.

Let’s face it:most guitars have a “tone” control that seems to be more “ornamental” than anything useful.

RCS guitars feature usable tone control (UTC). These feature components, specially selected to react with the specific pickup’s response, yielding a more usable tone voicing, without burying your tone in mud.

Models Available:

 

 

Yankee Rebel
Features solid alder body-dark blue finish, satin finish maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, classic covered machine heads, Hot Coils S/S/H pickups, 5way pkp switching with voiced bridge tone control. Shielded control cavity, Neutrik output jack, custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Classic Series 6 screw vibrato bridge w/solid diecast saddles. Coloriffic Graphic pickguard. Complete with high quality padded case. Price: $369. 00cdn
Includes 2 Year free maintenance program.

 

Strata NL-B
Features solid alder body-gloss black finish, satin maple finish neck, rosewood fingerboard, adjustable tension diecast machine heads, EMG Select Series Noiseless (NO 60cycle hum!) pickups. 5way pkp switching with voiced bridge tone control. Shielded control cavity, Neutrik output jack, custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Classic Series 6 screw vibrato bridge w/solid diecast saddles Complete with high quality padded case.
Price: $399. 00cdn. Also available in left-hand model at NO additional cost.
Includes 2 Year free maintenance program.

 

Black Diamond
Features solid alder body-gloss black finish, satin maple finish neck, rosewood fingerboard, classic covered machine heads, Hot Coils S/S/H pickups, 5way pkp switching with voiced bridge tone control. Shielded control cavity, Neutrik output jack, custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Classic Series 6 screw vibrato bridge w/solid diecast saddles. Coloriffic Diamond Plate Graphic pickguard. Complete with high quality padded case.
Price: $369. 00cdn Includes 2 Year free maintenance program.

 

Strata Classic
Features solid alder body-metallic red mist finish. Satin maple neck with gold plated Classic Series Covered machine heads and maple fingerboard. Lace TranSensor pickups. 5way pkp switching with voiced bridge tone control. Shielded control cavity, Neutrik output jack, custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Classic Series 6 screw vibrato bridge w/solid diecast saddles. All hardware is goldplated. Pearloid pickguard. Complete with high quality padded case. Price: $499. 00cdn Includes 2 Year free maintenance program.

 

Strata RR
Features solid alder body-metallic Lake Placid Blue Mist finish, satin maple finish neck, rosewood fingerboard, adjustable tension diecast machine heads, Rock Rails Noiseless (NO 60cycle hum!) pickups. 5way pkp switching with voiced bridge tone control. Shielded control cavity, Neutrik output jack, custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Classic Series 6 screw vibrato bridge w/solid diecast saddles Complete with high quality padded case. Price: $399. 00cdn Includes 2 Year free maintenance program.

 

Strata NL-W
Features solid alder body-white creme finish, satin maple finish neck, rosewood fingerboard, adjustable tension diecast machine heads, EMG Select Series Noiseless (NO 60cycle hum!) pickups. 5way pkp switching with voiced bridge tone control. Shielded control cavity, Neutrik output jack, custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Classic Series 6 screw vibrato bridge w/solid diecast saddles. Complete with high quality padded case.
Price: $399. 00cdn Includes 2 Year free maintenance program

 

PrestoBass Deluxe
Features solid alder body-natural clearcoat finish. Satin maple finish neck w/rosewood fingerboard. Kluson style cloverleaf machine heads. EMG Select Series Pickups. Shielded control cavity with dual tone switching & tone bypass & Neutrik output jack. Solid diecast bridge saddles. Custom shop fretwork with 3/32" action and rolled fingerboard profile. Complete with high quality padded case. Price: $449. 00cdn
Includes 2 Year free maintenance program.Also available in left-hand model at NO additional cost.

 

All RCS NL models feature our own unique sculpted headstock. For even more details on how RCS guitars are customized, click here.