The Grand-Auditorium shape is the natural evolution of the Concert and Auditorium models. Larger in both lower width and overall depth, the Rathbone No.3 Grand-Auditorium is designed to deliver an extra serving of power from every direction.
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.
Top: Solid Englemann Spruce - Back & Sides: Bocote - Scale: 25.5” / 650mm - Guitar Length: 41” / 1041mm - Neck: Mahogany - Fretboard: Rosewood - Bridge: Rosewood - Binding: Wood - Nut / Saddle: Bone (Nut 42mm) - Strings: D’addario EXP-16 - Machineheads: Open Geared Chrome - Finish: Gloss - Pickup (where relevant): Belcat, 3 Band EQ with Tuner
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