Sometimes partnerships are just perfect, and that’s certainly the case with the Rathbone R3CECE. The naturally warm aesthetic and tonal colouring of the Solid Cedar top is complemented by the brilliance and sparkle of the Ebony back and sides. Ebony is a real hardwood so delivers a bright and voluminous sound with a little more low-end punch… plus it looks just incredible.
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.