Review – Rathbone R3ECE Double Top Grand Auditorium

Review – Rathbone R3ECE Double Top Grand Auditorium

Here’s the latest review from our sister-site Acoustic Review looking at a Rathbone R3ECE Double Top Grand Auditorium, featuring…

  • Body Size – Grand-Auditorium
  • Type – Cutaway Electro-Acoustic
  • Top – DOUBLE TOP – Ebony / Carbon Fibre / Ebony
  • Back & Sides – Ebony
  • 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

Rathbone R3ECE
Rathbone R3ECE

Rathbone says...”Traditional aesthetics meet 21st Century technology.

The R3ECE Rathbone Grand-Auditorium ‘Double Top’ features a technologically advanced sound-table made of two super-thin layers of Ebony 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 ebony 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 all-Ebony tonewoods of the R3ECE deliver a naturally bright and crisp tone with excellent attack and high-end sparkle.

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.”

Find out the team’s thoughts in the video above!

Rathbone R3ECE: UK RRP: £545.00

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