R3SBCE
Grand-Auditorium

 

R3SBCE
Grand-Auditorium

 
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R3SBCE%Grand-Auditorium R3SBCE%Grand-Auditorium R3SBCE%Grand-Auditorium R3SBCE%Grand-Auditorium Rathbone No.3 | Grand Auditorium | Solid Engelmann Spruce & Bocote | R3SBCE

MSRP: £465.00

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Another remarkably good-looking instrument, the Rathbone R3SBCE combines Solid Spruce and highly figured Bocote wood. Similar in its nature to a maple guitar, this instrument is very powerful and offers the player superb projection, filling a room easily, whether strumming or fingerpicking. 

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.

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To ensure you’re delighted with your new guitar, the team at Rathbone Guitars here in the United Kingdom inspect & set-up each instrument prior to despatch to your local music retail store.

Quick Spec

Body Size Grand-Auditorium
Type Cutaway Electro-Acoustic
Top Solid Englemann Spruce
Back & Sides Bocote
Orientation Right-handed
Neck Mahogany
Pickup Belcat - 3 Band EQ with Tuner
Gigbag Not Included
 

Specification

 
Body Size Grand-Auditorium
Type Cutaway Electro-Acoustic
Top Solid Englemann Spruce
Back & Sides Bocote
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

 
Loving it so far. Big sound and very comfortable to play.
Cian 
Ireland
on 05/03/2024
I was looking for an acoustic guitar that I could use for guitar fills or licks druing sessions with friends. This is the guitar. It has a fascinating resonance. The low action and cut away is perfect for what I was looking for.
Alan 
Ireland
on 16/02/2024
The best guitar I've ever bought.
Sam 
United Kingdom
on 17/05/2021
Lovely guitar for the price I paid. I spent around 2hours in-store playing others and though I'd only heard of Rathbone a few weeks earlier it was, for me, the best of the lot. Sounds great, very easy to play throughout the neck, and lovely to look at. Could maybe do with a pick guard, but maybe this would affect the sound.
Kenny 
United Kingdom
on 08/12/2023
I bought it because of sound quality, style and appearance and value for money
Terry 
United Kingdom
on 23/11/2023
Great sound, great varnish on body
Robert 
United Kingdom
on 23/12/2022
Too early to tell, just bought it. Love the sound.
Donal 
Ireland
on 14/07/2023
Very good
Neil 
United Kingdom
on 04/01/2023
First impression is very well.
Klaas 
Netherlands
on 08/03/2023
Guitar sounds great, has a nice low end, sparkling mid high and a surprising volume. Very good play-ability and intonation. Low action of the strings. Pick-up and electronics work great. A stunning guitar. Definitely recommended in this price range.
Ron 
Netherlands
on 03/01/2023
It feels like a guitar twice the price.
Allen 
United Kingdom
on 27/08/2022
Good sounding and beautiful looking guitar
Nico 
Netherlands
on 21/05/2022
OK, I now own {R3SRCE, R3CECE, R3SKCE, R3SBCE}. So far I have only used them acoustically, but I love the different 'colours' of the sounds. (I'm stopping at the four however. )
John 
United Kingdom
on 31/03/2022
Looks and sounds great. Comfortable size to hold and play for a small guy like me.
Craig 
United Kingdom
on 11/03/2022
Love it
Andrew 
United Kingdom
on 12/03/2022
It has a sweet and beautiful sound and looks absolutely stunning!
Dimitrios 
United Kingdom
on 11/12/2021
Nice sound Good and nice to play the guitar
Kor 
Netherlands
on 23/07/2021
Sounds great
Jack 
United Kingdom
on 30/05/2021
Very pleased with what I have just bought 10 out of 10
Robert 
United Kingdom
on 02/12/2020
Excellent tone, great feel
Jeroen 
Netherlands
on 31/10/2020
LOVE
Clodagh 
Ireland
on 24/06/2020
Great tone, nice finish
David 
United Kingdom
on 08/10/2020
Beautiful instrument. Amazing quality for price
Kenneth 
UK
on 06/02/2020
Really nice to play, lovely tone and so comfortable. This purchase was rather different to what I usually go for, I tend to prefer a small body and a darker top wood but this guitar impressed me so much I had to change from the norm. The grand auditorium shape is very comfortable and gives a beautiful rounded bass tone. The top is probably a bit too light a colour to my taste but contrasted to the lovely dark brown on the back and sides is phenomenal. And for the price it really is fantastic. I tried plenty of higher priced and similar priced guitars in store and this one out performed them all.
Jonathan 
UK
on 28/02/2020