• 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
    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
  • TW40 O AN E LH

    UK SSP £829.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Orchestra
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Laurel
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Sonitone
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
    Full Specification TW40OANELH
    Carefully designed to offer an authentic tone and character by master luthier Michael Sanden, the influence of Michael on the sound of these wonderful guitars is very evident. Just three body styles are needed to meet any players requirement... Folk, Dreadnought and Slope Shoulder, all fitted with Fishman Sonitone electronics onboard. The solid Spruce tops are tuned, braced, and aged to produce optimum performance and their understated looks are certainly deceiving, the minute you strum a chord and hear how great they sound you’ll find a Historic guitar very difficult to put back down.
    Nut Width 44.5mm
    Width 14th Fret 57.5mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 22.4mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 24.9mm
    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
  • TW40 SO VS E

    UK SSP £729.00
    SHAPE OO Folk, 12th Fret Join
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Laurel
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Sonitone
    FINISH Vintage Sunburst Gloss
    HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
    Full Specification TW40SOVSE
    Carefully designed to offer an authentic tone and character by master luthier Michael Sanden, the influence of Michael on the sound of these wonderful guitars is very evident. Just three body styles are needed to meet any players requirement... Folk, Dreadnought and Slope Shoulder, all fitted with Fishman Sonitone electronics onboard. The solid Spruce tops are tuned, braced, and aged to produce optimum performance and their understated looks are certainly deceiving, the minute you strum a chord and hear how great they sound you’ll find a Historic guitar very difficult to put back down.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 628mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 19.8mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width
    Lower Bout Width
    Waist Width
    Body Depth (Neck)
    Body Depth (End)
    Body Length
    Overall Length
  • TW40 O AN E

    UK SSP £729.00
    SHAPE Orchestra
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Laurel
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Sonitone
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
    Full Specification TW40OANE
    Carefully designed to offer an authentic tone and character by master luthier Michael Sanden, the influence of Michael on the sound of these wonderful guitars is very evident. Just three body styles are needed to meet any players requirement... Folk, Dreadnought and Slope Shoulder, all fitted with Fishman Sonitone electronics onboard. The solid Spruce tops are tuned, braced, and aged to produce optimum performance and their understated looks are certainly deceiving, the minute you strum a chord and hear how great they sound you’ll find a Historic guitar very difficult to put back down.
    Nut Width 44.5mm
    Width 14th Fret 57.5mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 22.4mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 24.9mm
    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
  • TWJF E

    UK SSP £449.00
    SHAPE Orchestra
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Amara/Spalt Mango
    SIDES Amara
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Presys
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification TWJFE
    A lot of guitars can look very similar from the front. The real test for an instruments cosmetic is when you turn them round and look at the back. Inspired by Italian marquetry techniques, the Java guitars have an Amara Ebony back and sides with a contrasting strip of Spalted Mango timber defining the back of the instrument and making the Java series really stand out from the crowd. Models come in Travel, Orchestra, Parlour, Dreadnought and Super Folk with the Electro models fitted with Fishman Presys EQ systems and Solid Canadian Cedar tops.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 293mm
    Lower Bout Width 389mm
    Waist Width 241mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 105mm
    Body Length 487mm
    Overall Length 1004mm
  • TWJF S LH

    UK SSP £369.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Orchestra
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Amara/Spalt Mango
    SIDES Amara
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification TWJFSLH
    A lot of guitars can look very similar from the front. The real test for an instruments cosmetic is when you turn them round and look at the back. Inspired by Italian marquetry techniques, the Java guitars have an Amara Ebony back and sides with a contrasting strip of Spalted Mango timber defining the back of the instrument and making the Java series really stand out from the crowd. Models come in Travel, Orchestra, Parlour, Dreadnought and Super Folk with the Electro models fitted with Fishman Presys EQ systems and Solid Canadian Cedar tops.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 293mm
    Lower Bout Width 389mm
    Waist Width 241mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 105mm
    Body Length 487mm
    Overall Length 1004mm
  • TW2 E

    UK SSP £349.00
    SHAPE Orchestra
    TOP Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    HARD CASE Deluxe Hard Case (UK Optional £99.95)
    Full Specification TW2E
    Winterleaf is an exciting new series from the Tanglewood design team. Created to meet the demands of the modern player, every Winterleaf guitar offers outstanding value with the highest standards of build quality and component features as standard. A closer look at the various model specifications will find so many outstanding brands like Fishman Electronics, Grover machine heads, Elixir strings and Tusq graphite saddles all partnering with the Winterleaf project concept to deliver excellence throughout every price point and model.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 288mm
    Lower Bout Width 392mm
    Waist Width 244mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 110mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1050mm
  • TWJF S

    UK SSP £349.00
    SHAPE Orchestra
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Amara/Spalt Mango
    SIDES Amara
    FINGERBOARD Techwood
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Gloss
    Full Specification TWJFS
    A lot of guitars can look very similar from the front. The real test for an instruments cosmetic is when you turn them round and look at the back. Inspired by Italian marquetry techniques, the Java guitars have an Amara Ebony back and sides with a contrasting strip of Spalted Mango timber defining the back of the instrument and making the Java series really stand out from the crowd. Models come in Travel, Orchestra, Parlour, Dreadnought and Super Folk with the Electro models fitted with Fishman Presys EQ systems and Solid Canadian Cedar tops.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 293mm
    Lower Bout Width 389mm
    Waist Width 241mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 90mm
    Body Depth (End) 105mm
    Body Length 487mm
    Overall Length 1004mm
  • TW12 CE

    UK SSP £299.00
    SHAPE 12 String Cutaway Orchestra
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TW12CE
    Winterleaf is an exciting new series from the Tanglewood design team. Created to meet the demands of the modern player, every Winterleaf guitar offers outstanding value with the highest standards of build quality and component features as standard. A closer look at the various model specifications will find so many outstanding brands like Fishman Electronics, Grover machine heads, Elixir strings and Tusq graphite saddles all partnering with the Winterleaf project concept to deliver excellence throughout every price point and model.
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 288mm
    Lower Bout Width 392mm
    Waist Width 244mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 110mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1050mm
  • TW12

    UK SSP £229.00
    SHAPE 12 String Orchestra
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TW12
    Winterleaf is an exciting new series from the Tanglewood design team. Created to meet the demands of the modern player, every Winterleaf guitar offers outstanding value with the highest standards of build quality and component features as standard. A closer look at the various model specifications will find so many outstanding brands like Fishman Electronics, Grover machine heads, Elixir strings and Tusq graphite saddles all partnering with the Winterleaf project concept to deliver excellence throughout every price point and model.
    Nut Width 48mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 10F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 288mm
    Lower Bout Width 392mm
    Waist Width 244mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 110mm
    Body Length 490mm
    Overall Length 1050mm
  • DBT F EB LH

    UK SSP £209.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Orchestra / Folk
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Ebony
    SIDES Ebony
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Black Walnut
    STRINGS Bronze 12-53
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Open Pore Satin
    Full Specification DBTFEBLH
    Tanglewood recognise that to introduce people to music an instrument must have a high build quality, good playability, attractive cosmetics and as many features as possible to encourage and reward aspiring musicians. Using this design brief, Tanglewood luthiers created the Discovery Exotic series, a whole range of genuine musical instruments which feature 4 band EQ systems with stage backlighting, delicate 2mm fingerboard dots, black soft touch machine head buttons and understated sound hole rosettes. All these features are aimed at bringing the specification of a much more expensive instrument into the entry level market.
    Nut Width 43mm
    Width 14th Fret 54mm
    Scale Length 650mm
    Neck Thickness 1F 20.5mm
    Neck Thickness 9F 22.5mm
    Upper Bout Width 276mm
    Lower Bout Width 381mm
    Waist Width 230mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 92mm
    Body Depth (End) 102mm
    Body Length 473mm
    Overall Length 984mm
  • TWU F

    UK SSP £199.00
    SHAPE Orchestra/Folk
    TOP Solid Mahogany
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Black Walnut
    STRINGS Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    ELECTRONICS N/A
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TWUF
    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 276mm
    Lower Bout Width 381mm
    Waist Width 230mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 92mm
    Body Depth (End) 102mm
    Body Length 473mm
    Overall Length 984mm