Another remarkably good-looking instrument, the Rathbone R3SBCE combines Solid Spruce and highly figured Bocote wood. Similar in its nature to a maple guitar, this instrument is very powerful and offers the player superb projection, filling a room easily, whether strumming or fingerpicking.
The perfect all-rounder, the No.3 has the same scale length as the Orchestra Model but body dimensions closer to a classic dreadnought. The larger body cavity naturally produces greater bass tones, but without sacrificing clarity, and that's the beauty of the Grand-Auditorium. However, a larger body does not mean an unwieldy instrument. Far from it, in fact. The beautiful curves around the waist of the Rathbone No.3 ensure the guitar will sit comfortably on a knee or hang perfectly from your shoulders.
Top: Solid Englemann Spruce
- Back & Sides: Bocote
- Scale: 25.5” / 650mm
- Guitar Length: 41” / 1041mm
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Binding: Wood
- Nut / Saddle: Bone (Nut 42mm)
- Strings: D’addario EXP-16
- Machineheads: Open Geared Chrome
- Finish: Gloss
- Pickup (where relevant): Belcat, 3 Band EQ with Tuner