R2SMPBK
Orchestra Model

 

R2SMPBK
Orchestra Model

 
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MSRP: £325.00

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A bright and clear combination of tonewoods, the R2SMPBK combines Solid Spruce on the top with Maple on the back and sides. This pairing delivers a bright immediate tone with superb projection, Maple is a very dense wood, This makes it a good choice for live performance because the clarity of tone cuts through the mix well.

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'. 

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Quick Spec

Body Size Orchestra Model
Type Acoustic
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Maple
Orientation Right-handed
Neck Mahogany
Pickup N/A
Gigbag Not Included
 

Specification

 
Body Size Orchestra Model
Type Acoustic
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Maple
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 N/A
Gigbag Not Included
 

Reviews

 
It has a beautiful warm tone and it's a pleasure to hear it played. I bought it for my son at JG Windows, Newcastle and the person helping us choose (Nick H) really made the experience one to remember. He spoke with my 12 year old son directly and showed him a choice of guitars, encouraging him to try for himself. The Rathbone suited him perfectly and he's thrilled to bits.
Kirsti 
United Kingdom
on 18/08/2021