Rathbone R3BCE – Acoustic Review

Here’s our review of a Rathbone Guitars R3BCE electro-acoustic, featuring…

  • Cutaway Body,
  • Laminated Bocote back & sides,
  • Double layer top: Bocote – Carbon Fibre – Bocote,
  • Mahogany neck,
  • Rosewood fingerboard,
  • 25.5″ scale length,
  • 42mm bone nut,
  • Gloss lacquer finish,
  • Built-in tuner,
  • Belcat 3-band EQ pre-amp.

Rathbone says...”Traditional aesthetics meet 21st Century technology. The R3BCE Rathbone Grand-Auditorium ‘Double Top’ features a technologically advanced sound-table made of two super-thin layers of Bocote 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 bocote 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 highly figured all-Bocote tonewoods offer a mesmerising marbled grain while delivering a warm and articulate tone with superb projection.

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.”

Ratbone R3BCE: UK RRP: £545.00

More Info: www.rathboneguitars.com

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