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Rathbone R3SBCE12 Twelve String Guitar


Body Shape: Grand-Auditorium
Top: Solid Englemann SpruceBack & Sides: Bocote

Another remarkably good-looking instrument, the Rathbone R3SBCE12 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 R3SBCE12 earns a special place in the Rathbone range of guitars as the very first Rathbone 12 string model, combining the qualities of a solid spruce and bocote body construction with the natural chime and charming transformative character of a 12 string acoustic.  

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.

Our Playability Pledge
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 12 String 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