Tried and tested combination of tonewoods, the R5SM Dreadnought 'Double Top' spruce top gives brilliance and sparkle. The Sapele Mahogany back and sides will give that warm and colourful tone sought after by so many players, a versatile pairing further enhanced by the construction of the 3 layer 'double top' construction ,the top wood is crafted with two outer layers of wood and an inner layer of carbon fibre weave.
The benefits include an increase in strength, greater flexibility, and a guitar which will give you exceptional resonance and responsiveness when playing.
For that 'Big Sound', the No.5 Dreadnought gives you that bold and rich tone. The large body naturally produces greater bass tones without the need for amplification, a versatile shape that can be used in a variety of musical environments and gives you an ideal balance of volume, size and playability.
The top of the Rathbone No.5 guitar is made with a double top construction. That means that the top is constructed out of three layers, two outer layers made out of solid Sitka spruce and a middle layer out of woven carbon fibre. This results in a top that is both stiffer and more flexible at the same time, letting the top vibrate more easilt and resonate more strongly. This benefits both the playability and the sound of the guitar.
SOLID 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.
MAHOGANY BACK & SIDES
The beloved mahogany wood has been a standard for back and sides on premium acoustics for many decades. The warm and well rounded low-end creates a basis for all music to reach it's audience. The mid-range is very strong and fullbodied, while the high-end is delicate and very pleasant.
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 Sitka Spruce 'double top'|
|Width at nut:||42 mm|