Rathbone R2K acoustic guitar Koa

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The R2K Rathbone Orchestra Model 'Double Top' features a technologically advanced sound-table made of two super-thin layers of Koa with a Carbon Fibre lattice in-between.

This ‘Double-Top’ construction enables the sound-table to be a little thinner than a single solid piece of koa but remain strong and ultra-responsive. The result is a super-resonant and voluminous guitar with bags of both character and all-out power.

The all-Koa tonewoods offer stunning exotic visuals while delivering a smooth and focused tone with a good level of high end chime. 

Due to the environment in which it was initially designed to be used, the 'OM' was not a large-bodied guitar. In fact, few of the early 'modern' guitars would be considered large today. So, the 'OM-sized' Rathbone No.2 is not a large bodied guitar either, but the neck joins the body at the 14th fret, so the scale length is one that we would recognise from most modern guitars. When first used, this 'long' scale length was found to help deliver a remarkably, and some may say disproportionately, powerful and dynamic tone. The tuned strings are under greater tension than on shorter scale guitars, so they give a far greater tonal response and 'punch'. 


Koa is considered an exotic wood and since it comes from Hawaii it's not hard to see why. Not only is it a beautiful tonewood to look at but the sound equals it's visual beauty. An instrument build with Koa benefits greatly from being played, when it's new Koa might sound a bit bright and tight, The more it gets played the better it wil start sounding. Once it starts to become 'played in' the sound of Koa tonewood opens up and becomes rich, sweet and considerably more resonant. Especially the low end becomes rich and full while the overall sound really comes to life.


Body type: Orchestra Model
Lefthanded/Righthanded: Righthanded
Top: Koa 'double top'
Back: Koa
Sides: Koa
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Flat C
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard radius: 14"
Width at nut: 42 mm
Frets: 20
Bridge: Rosewood
Build-in electronics: No
Machineheads: Open, Chrome
Scale: 650 mm
Color: Natural
Finish: High-gloss
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