SHAPE Auditorium
TOP Solid Spruce
BACK Solid Rosewood*
SIDES Solid Rosewood*
FINGERBOARD Ebony with Zero Fret
BRIDGE Ebony
STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
ELECTRONICS B-Band A1
FINISH Natural Gloss
HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
Full Specification TSR1

*Timber in accordance with Cities regulations

For over 35 years Michael Sanden has been building bespoke custom instruments in the picturesque rural town of Komstad, Sweden. These have helped him solidify his reputation as one of the most creatively innovative luthiers of his generation.

Michael has now collaborated with Tanglewood Guitars to bring his elegant designs and innovative craftsmanship to a larger market. A range of guitars built to precise Sanden blue-prints and incorporating some of Michael’s most functional and stylistic handcrafted features, these instruments take production guitars to a new level. High-grade, solid Sitka spruce tops are paired with either solid rosewood or solid mahogany backs and sides. The instruments feature Michael’s “paintbrush stroke” bridge, an unadorned headstock, a single stylised “T” inlay on the 12th fret of the fingerboard, and a zero fret.

Nut Width 44.5mm
Width 14th Fret 56.3mm
Scale Length 650mm
Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
Upper Bout Width 290mm
Lower Bout Width 396mm
Waist Width
Body Depth (Neck) 96mm
Body Depth (End) 122mm
Body Length 508mm
Overall Length 1027mm