• TWU PE

    UK SSP £269.00
    SHAPE Parlour
    TOP Solid Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Black Walnut
    STRINGS Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood TW-EX4
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWUPE
    The Tanglewood Union series guitars are a range of class leading, quality driven Solid top guitars, created to excite and amaze consumers with outstanding value and ultra competitive pricing. Constructing Union from classic Mahogany tone woods, with premium cosmetic grade Solid African Mahogany tops, each Union model has maple hardwood binding to the body front and headstock, with a maple inlay forming the soundhole rosette. This contrast of rich mahogany and cream maple really makes the guitar stand out visually and we hope will become as iconic for Union and Tanglewood as the Whiskey Barrel finish has been on Crossroads. We’ve chosen a Korean made classic chrome machinehead for precise tuning and a fabulous new rosewood alternative fingerboard material “Eboncore™“. This exciting new material is a contemporary simulated Ebony product which has outstanding cosmetic clarity matched with the robust density of heritage Ebony timber. The Eboncore™ fingerboards will lend ever greater stability to the necks and hold the frets even tighter, giving Union series models class leading intonation and playing actions.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 240mm
    Lower Bout Width 333mm
    Waist Width 198mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 105mm
    Body Length 471mm
    Overall Length 951mm
  • TWM OS VSG

    UK SSP £229.00
    TYPE Teardrop, Oval Soundhole
    TUNING G, D, A, E
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood, fully adjustable
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Vintage Sunburst Gloss
    Full Specification TWMOSVSG
    After the huge revival in Folk music in recent years Tanglewood drew from their experience to offer a range of Mandolins that cater for the beginner up to the professional player. Again as you would expect from Tanglewood we offer bang for your buck making them the stand out choice.
    Nut Width 30mm
    Width 12th Fret 38mm
    Scale Length 350mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 7F 22.5mm
    Maximum Body Width 274mm
    Body Depth (Edge) 45mm
    Body Depth (Centre) 70mm
    Body Length 345mm
    Overall Length 698mm
  • TWCE 4

    UK SSP £399.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Presys
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWCE4
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 61.3mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 247mm
    Lower Bout Width 359mm
    Waist Width 214mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 88mm
    Body Depth (End) 99mm
    Body Length 496mm
    Overall Length 1200mm
  • TWCE 3

    UK SSP £299.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWCE3
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 61.3mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 247mm
    Lower Bout Width 359mm
    Waist Width 214mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 88mm
    Body Depth (End) 99mm
    Body Length 496mm
    Overall Length 1200mm
  • TWCE 2

    UK SSP £279.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood TW-EX4
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWCE2
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 61.3mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 247mm
    Lower Bout Width 359mm
    Waist Width 214mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 88mm
    Body Depth (End) 99mm
    Body Length 496mm
    Overall Length 1200mm
  • EM C3

    UK SSP £119.00
    SHAPE Full Size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Linden
    SIDES Linden
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Nylon Classical
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMC3
    Nut Width 52mm
    Width 14th Fret 63mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 285mm
    Lower Bout Width 370mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 95mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1000mm
  • EM C2

    UK SSP £109.00
    SHAPE 3/4 Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Linden
    SIDES Linden
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Nylon Classical
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMC2
    Nut Width 45mm
    Width 14th Fret 55mm
    Scale Length 580mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 250mm
    Lower Bout Width 343mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 78mm
    Body Depth (End) 78mm
    Body Length 435mm
    Overall Length 920mm
  • EM C1

    UK SSP £99.00
    SHAPE 1/2 Size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Linden
    SIDES Linden
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Nylon Classical
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMC1
    Nut Width 45mm
    Width 14th Fret 53mm
    Scale Length 535mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 230mm
    Lower Bout Width 300mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 78mm
    Body Depth (End) 78mm
    Body Length 410mm
    Overall Length 850mm
  • EM E2

    UK SSP £159.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Nylon Classical
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification EME2
    Nut Width 52mm
    Width 14th Fret 63mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 284mm
    Lower Bout Width 369mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 102mm
    Body Length 482mm
    Overall Length 984mm
  • EM E1

    UK SSP £139.00
    SHAPE 3/4 Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Nylon Classical
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification EME1
    Nut Width 52mm
    Width 14th Fret 63mm
    Scale Length 580mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 234mm
    Lower Bout Width 307mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 96mm
    Body Length 407mm
    Overall Length 847mm
  • EM DC6

    UK SSP £399.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Presys
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMDC6
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 61.3mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 247mm
    Lower Bout Width 359mm
    Waist Width 214mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 88mm
    Body Depth (End) 99mm
    Body Length 496mm
    Overall Length 1200mm
  • EM DC5

    UK SSP £349.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical Cutaway
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Walnut
    SIDES Walnut
    FINGERBOARD Walnut
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMDC5
    Nut Width 52mm
    Width 14th Fret 63mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 285mm
    Lower Bout Width 370mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 95mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1000mm
  • EM D4

    UK SSP £299.00
    SHAPE Parlour Classical
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Walnut
    SIDES Walnut
    FINGERBOARD Walnut
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMD4
    Nut Width 52mm
    Width 14th Fret 63mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width
    Lower Bout Width
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck)
    Body Depth (End)
    Body Length
    Overall Length
  • EM D3

    UK SSP £299.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Walnut
    SIDES Walnut
    FINGERBOARD Walnut
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMD3
    Nut Width 52mm
    Width 14th Fret 63mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 285mm
    Lower Bout Width 370mm
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 95mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1000mm
  • EM DC2

    UK SSP £299.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS B-Band M450-T
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification EMDC2
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 61.3mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 247mm
    Lower Bout Width 359mm
    Waist Width 214mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 88mm
    Body Depth (End) 99mm
    Body Length 496mm
    Overall Length 1200mm
  • EM DC1

    UK SSP £279.00
    SHAPE Full size Classical
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Savarez
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood TW-EX4
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification EMDC1
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 61.3mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 247mm
    Lower Bout Width 359mm
    Waist Width 214mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 88mm
    Body Depth (End) 99mm
    Body Length 496mm
    Overall Length 1200mm
  • TWR2 TE

    UK SSP £229.00
    SHAPE Travel
    TOP Cedar
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Black Walnut
    STRINGS Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood TW-EX4
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWR2TE
    Inspired by nature and the raw beauty of classic timber, Roadster II instruments make a truly organic and understated natural statement. We’ve long pioneered the practise of sustainable forestry in the pursuit of our art and for this latest Roadster series we match finely graded Canadian Red Cedar tops with traditional Indonesian mahogany back and sides to produce tonally rich instruments that sound instantly wonderful tuned up right out of the box. We call them Roadster because to us, their cosmetic appeal evokes a sense of being close to nature… just as driving a classic open top car with the wind in your hair! Our luthiers have to work especially hard in creating this look, finishing the smooth edging joins of the body very carefully because there is no binding added to the body of these models, therefore no margin for error. Roadster II Cedar tops are finished and sealed in high grade, low density satin lacquer and as well as capturing the stripped down raw timber cosmetic effect we envisaged on the drawing board, we are sure this also adds to their sweet sounding sonic appeal.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width
    Lower Bout Width
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck)
    Body Depth (End)
    Body Length
    Overall Length
  • TWR2 T

    UK SSP £189.00
    SHAPE Travel
    TOP Cedar
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Black Walnut
    STRINGS Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWR2T
    Inspired by nature and the raw beauty of classic timber, Roadster II instruments make a truly organic and understated natural statement. We’ve long pioneered the practise of sustainable forestry in the pursuit of our art and for this latest Roadster series we match finely graded Canadian Red Cedar tops with traditional Indonesian mahogany back and sides to produce tonally rich instruments that sound instantly wonderful tuned up right out of the box. We call them Roadster because to us, their cosmetic appeal evokes a sense of being close to nature… just as driving a classic open top car with the wind in your hair! Our luthiers have to work especially hard in creating this look, finishing the smooth edging joins of the body very carefully because there is no binding added to the body of these models, therefore no margin for error. Roadster II Cedar tops are finished and sealed in high grade, low density satin lacquer and as well as capturing the stripped down raw timber cosmetic effect we envisaged on the drawing board, we are sure this also adds to their sweet sounding sonic appeal.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width
    Lower Bout Width
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck)
    Body Depth (End)
    Body Length
    Overall Length
  • TWBB SFCE

    UK SSP £199.00
    SHAPE Super Folk Cutaway
    TOP Hand Selected Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Bronze Light
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Smokestack Black Satin
    Full Specification TWBBSFCE
    Building on the global success of our Crossroads range of instruments, our design team have created a whole new range of guitars, inspired by the cosmetic of 1940/50’s era US instruments with the class leading constructional signature of Michael Sanden and the Tanglewood artisanal team. Every Blackbird model is carefully braced to provide a tight bottom end bass note and clear rich high spectrum resonance. We have bound each model in vintage ivory ABS materials to provide the look of Bakelite from the 40’s, and though this won’t affect the sound, it certainly helps give provenance to the historic look our design team wished to capture, and to our mind, they have done a wonderful job. We have both traditional acoustic models and stage ready electro acoustic versions available, all featuring the outstanding new Tanglewood Premium Plus Eq system as standard equipment. The rich smoky charcoal stained finish we have christened “Smokestack Black“ and we hope, amongst the range you will be able to choose your own favourite!
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 279mm
    Lower Bout Width 382mm
    Waist Width 234mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 100mm
    Body Length 480mm
    Overall Length 1000mm
  • TWBB SD E

    UK SSP £179.00
    SHAPE Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
    TOP Hand Selected Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Bronze Light
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Smokestack Black Satin
    Full Specification TWBBSDE
    Building on the global success of our Crossroads range of instruments, our design team have created a whole new range of guitars, inspired by the cosmetic of 1940/50’s era US instruments with the class leading constructional signature of Michael Sanden and the Tanglewood artisanal team. Every Blackbird model is carefully braced to provide a tight bottom end bass note and clear rich high spectrum resonance. We have bound each model in vintage ivory ABS materials to provide the look of Bakelite from the 40’s, and though this won’t affect the sound, it certainly helps give provenance to the historic look our design team wished to capture, and to our mind, they have done a wonderful job. We have both traditional acoustic models and stage ready electro acoustic versions available, all featuring the outstanding new Tanglewood Premium Plus Eq system as standard equipment. The rich smoky charcoal stained finish we have christened “Smokestack Black“ and we hope, amongst the range you will be able to choose your own favourite!    
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 291mm
    Lower Bout Width 403mm
    Waist Width 278mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 101mm
    Body Depth (End) 123mm
    Body Length 510mm
    Overall Length 1032mm
  • TWBB OE

    UK SSP £179.00
    SHAPE Orchestra
    TOP Hand Selected Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Bronze Light
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Smokestack Black Satin
    Full Specification TWBBOE
    Building on the global success of our Crossroads range of instruments, our design team have created a whole new range of guitars, inspired by the cosmetic of 1940/50’s era US instruments with the class leading constructional signature of Michael Sanden and the Tanglewood artisanal team. Every Blackbird model is carefully braced to provide a tight bottom end bass note and clear rich high spectrum resonance. We have bound each model in vintage ivory ABS materials to provide the look of Bakelite from the 40’s, and though this won’t affect the sound, it certainly helps give provenance to the historic look our design team wished to capture, and to our mind, they have done a wonderful job. We have both traditional acoustic models and stage ready electro acoustic versions available, all featuring the outstanding new Tanglewood Premium Plus Eq system as standard equipment. The rich smoky charcoal stained finish we have christened “Smokestack Black“ and we hope, amongst the range you will be able to choose your own favourite!    
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 290mm
    Lower Bout Width 380mm
    Waist Width 240mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 100mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1027mm
  • TWBB O

    UK SSP £139.00
    SHAPE Orchestra
    TOP Hand Selected Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Bronze Light
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Smokestack Black Satin
    Full Specification TWBBO
    Building on the global success of our Crossroads range of instruments, our design team have created a whole new range of guitars, inspired by the cosmetic of 1940/50’s era US instruments with the class leading constructional signature of Michael Sanden and the Tanglewood artisanal team. Every Blackbird model is carefully braced to provide a tight bottom end bass note and clear rich high spectrum resonance. We have bound each model in vintage ivory ABS materials to provide the look of Bakelite from the 40’s, and though this won’t affect the sound, it certainly helps give provenance to the historic look our design team wished to capture, and to our mind, they have done a wonderful job. We have both traditional acoustic models and stage ready electro acoustic versions available, all featuring the outstanding new Tanglewood Premium Plus Eq system as standard equipment. The rich smoky charcoal stained finish we have christened “Smokestack Black“ and we hope, amongst the range you will be able to choose your own favourite!    
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 21mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 23mm
    Upper Bout Width 290mm
    Lower Bout Width 380mm
    Waist Width 240mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 100mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1027mm
  • TW70 TE

    UK SSP £949.00
    SHAPE Orchestra/Folk
    TOP Torrefied Solid Spruce
    BACK Solid Mahogany
    SIDES Solid Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Laurel
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Presys+
    FINISH Vintage Burst Gloss
    HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
    Full Specification TW70TE
    Alternative model codes for this exact specification are X70 TE
    Tanglewood’s Sundance Performance Pro Series is the culmination of decades of guitar building expertise and research. Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden has designed Tanglewood’s new flagship models, boasting all solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history. The All Solid Wood Sundance Performance Pro TW70 TE model is a traditional, hourglass figured Orchestra  bodied guitar. The Orchestra’s classic hourglass figure means it sits comfortably on the knee, endearing it to players of folk and other fingerpicking-heavy styles of music. The shape ensures it had the perfect balance between playing and comfort. It features a hand selected premium AAA grade solid Spruce top, coupled with genuine Solid Mahogany back and sides. Hall of Fame luthier Michael Sanden put together a special bracing pattern for the TW70 TE, which features traditional quarter sawn spruce in a tapered style, using a combination of X bracing and fan bracing. This arrangement recovers an outstanding flexibility and tonality from the AAA grade kiln aged solid spruce top, creating a much more stable top than standard bracing. The drawn out harmonic sustain and evenness of tone are testament to Michaels bracing system for sure. Michael Sanden hand selected the solid spruce as it has a tone that makes it a very good ‘all-rounder’. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, the TW70 TE has been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years! First, the wood is kiln-dried conventionally to a moisture level of 6 to 10 percent. The wood is then “cooked” in a torrefaction kiln at a high temperature while controlling atmospheric moisture and oxygen levels. After the moisture level is taken to zero percent, the wood is placed in a conditioning chamber where the level of moisture is raised to 3 to 6 percent. The resulting wood boasts greater stability—especially beneficial as it’s exposed to atmospheric moisture during the life of an instrument—due to the closure of the cells when the water and sap is released from the wood. “The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable, it's as if the wood is pre-aged.” Says Master designer Michael Sanden, “The process  makes the guitar feel like a favourite old model that's been played in daily for the last 20 years… it really does open up the spruce to that degree.” The solid mahogany used for the back and sides is a dark wood with a tight grain. The mahogany’s density can add great projection to the guitar, adding warmth, but with definition. The combination of spruce and mahogany is one of the most popular, because it offers a tone that is very balanced, but versatile, lending itself very well to most musical styles. Besides serving to form the enclosure of the soundbox, the back and sides of the guitar also act as a sympathetic resonator whose oscillations contribute greatly to the harmonic mix. The C-shaped profile Mahogany necks are constructed with a traditional dove tail join and the Mahogany itself provides excellent longitudinal strength. The smooth comfortable oval profile works extremely well for all playing styles. The chrome Grover buttons were chosen as Grover are recognised worldwide as industry leaders for high-quality machine heads. Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Light E16052 Acoustic Guitar Strings were selected for the Sundance Performance Pro range. Phosphor bronze strings offer the most sensitive, expressive tone that brings out the very best in guitars—virtually taking them to a higher level of play. However, that tone can be short-lived. Elixir Strings has solved this classic conundrum by applying an ultra-thin layer of NANOWEB Coating to protect the string’s windings hence preserving the coveted phosphor bronze tone. Many players prefer the rich, textured tone of phosphor bronze strings. These Elixir Strings capture the sweet spot of that unique phosphor bronze tone and extend it 3-5x longer than conventional strings. The guitar is finished in a high gloss, violin sunburst, polyurethane finish, which gives it a vintage, classic look and feel.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Saddle Width 72mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 19.8mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 292mm
    Lower Bout Width 382mm
    Waist Width 241mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 92mm
    Body Depth (End) 104mm
    Body Length 479mm
    Overall Length 1018mm
  • TW15 SDTE

    UK SSP £949.00
    SHAPE Sloped Shoulder Dreadnought
    TOP Torrefied Solid Spruce
    BACK Solid Mahogany
    SIDES Solid Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Laurel
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Presys+
    FINISH Vintage Burst Gloss
    HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
    Full Specification TW15SDTE
    Alternative model codes for this exact specification are X15 SDTE
    Tanglewood’s Sundance Performance Pro Series is the culmination of decades of guitar building expertise and research. Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden has designed Tanglewood’s new flagship models, boasting all solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history. The All Solid Wood Sundance Performance Pro TW15 SDTE model is a comfortable, vintage Slope Shoulder Dreadnought bodied guitar. The Slope Shoulder Dreadnought shape strikes the most even balance between volume, size and ease of playing. An outstanding guitar for the professional player, it features a hand selected premium AAA grade solid Spruce top, coupled with genuine Solid Mahogany back and sides. Grand Master luthier Michael Sanden designed a new special bracing pattern for the TW15 SDTE, which features traditional quarter sawn spruce in a tapered style, using a combination of X bracing and fan bracing. This arrangement recovers an outstanding flexibility and tonality from the AAA grade kiln aged solid spruce top, creating a much more stable top than standard bracing. The evenness of tone and sustained harmonics are testament to Michaels bracing system for sure. The solid spruce was hand selected by Michael Sanden as it has a tone that makes it a very good ‘all-rounder’. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, the TW15 SDTE has been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years! First, the wood is kiln-dried conventionally to a moisture level of 6 to 10 percent. The wood is then “cooked” in a torrefaction kiln at a high temperature while controlling atmospheric moisture and oxygen levels. After the moisture level is taken to zero percent, the wood is placed in a conditioning chamber where the level of moisture is raised to 3 to 6 percent. The resulting wood boasts greater stability—especially beneficial as it’s exposed to atmospheric moisture during the life of an instrument—due to the closure of the cells when the water and sap is released from the wood. “The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable, it's as if the wood is pre-aged.” Says Master designer Michael Sanden, “The process  makes the guitar feel like a favourite old model that's been played in daily for the last 20 years… it really does open up the spruce to that degree.” The solid mahogany used for the back and sides is a dense wood, with a dark finish, and tight grain. The mahogany’s density can add great projection to the guitar, adding warmth, but with definition. The combination of spruce and mahogany is one of the most popular, because it offers a tone that is very balanced, but versatile, lending itself very well to any musical style. Besides serving to form the enclosure of the soundbox, the back and sides of the guitar also act as a sympathetic resonator whose oscillations contribute greatly to the harmonic mix. The Mahogany necks are constructed with a traditional dove tail join and the Mahogany itself provides excellent longitudinal strength. They are C-shaped in a smooth comfortable oval profile that works well for most playing styles. The chrome Grover buttons were chosen as Grover are recognised worldwide as industry leaders for high-quality machine heads. Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Light E16052 Acoustic Guitar Strings were selected for the Sundance Performance Pro range. Phosphor bronze strings offer the most sensitive, expressive tone that brings out the very best in guitars—virtually taking them to a higher level of play. However, that tone can be short-lived. Elixir Strings has solved this classic conundrum by applying an ultra-thin layer of NANOWEB Coating to protect the string’s windings hence preserving the coveted phosphor bronze tone. Many players prefer the rich, textured tone of phosphor bronze strings. These Elixir Strings capture the sweet spot of that unique phosphor bronze tone and extend it 3-5x longer than conventional strings. The guitar is finished in a high gloss, violin sunburst, polyurethane finish, which gives it a vintage, classic look and feel.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Saddle Width 72mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 19.8mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 293mm
    Lower Bout Width 397mm
    Waist Width 228mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 96mm
    Body Depth (End) 122mm
    Body Length 508mm
    Overall Length 1047mm
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