R2CRE
Orchestra Model

 

R2CRE
Orchestra Model

 
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Equipped with a dynamic core, the Solid Cedar top of the R2CRE initiates a warm, mellow tone which is further enhanced by the Rosewood back and sides. Although the 'OM' body shape is usually tonally strongest in the mid-range, the use of Rosewood ensures a somewhat increased low-end response and high-mid sparkle.

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'. 

Quick Spec

Body Size Orchestra Model
Type Electro-Acoustic
Top Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Rosewood
Orientation Right-handed
Neck Mahogany
Pickup Belcat - 3 Band EQ with Tuner
Gigbag Not Included
 

Specification

 
Body Size Orchestra Model
Type Electro-Acoustic
Top Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Rosewood
Scale Length 25.5" / 650mm
Guitar Length 41" / 1041mm
Orientation Right-handed
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Bridge Rosewood
Binding Wood
Nut / Saddle Bone (Nut 42mm)
Machineheads Open-Gear Chrome
Finish Gloss Lacquer
Pickup Belcat - 3 Band EQ with Tuner
Gigbag Not Included
 

Reviews

 
Absolutely love it. The wood, the finish, the size, the quality and the overwhelming sound are magnificent. I would expect these factors in a guitar in the elite range. Well done Rathbone, you have excelled.
Ron 
Ireland
on 20/04/2020