This wonderful R3SKCE combines the greater size of the Grand Auditorium body shape and the breath-taking beauty of Koa to stunning effect. Clear, bright and sparkly in tone thanks to the Solid Spruce and Koa combination, this instrument is powerful and linear in its delivery. Ideal for strident strumming and well-articulated fingerstyle playing.
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.
SOLID SITKA SPRUCE TOP
Spruce provides an ideal balance between strength and flexibility, hence its overwhelming popularity as the wood of choice for tops of acoustic guitars. Spruce’s versatile sonic character makes it ideal for a variety of musical genres and playing styles.
KOA BACK & SIDES
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. A guitar 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.
BONE NUT & SADDLE
Bridge nuts & saddles made from bone are allot denser then their counterparts made from artificial materials like plastic, Micarta or Tusq. Bone nuts & saddles give a brighter more resonant tone with better attack, it will bring any guitar to life.
|Top:||Solid Englemann Spruce|
|Width at nut:||42 mm|
|Build-in electronics:||Belcat - 3 Band EQ with Tuner|