• We have drawn on our years of experience in the acoustic guitar amplification field to create a proprietary EQ system that can be fitted on much lower priced instruments and yet still offer a similar specification of performance to those systems fitted on our most expensive guitars without any compromise to the tonal expectations of the player.

    Our engineering brief was to design a model with LCD back lit stage tuning, three controllable EQ bands in contemporary recessed housings and the same active power source as found on units fitted to our most premium priced instruments.

    Newcomers to our Tanglewood family can be certain that we always choose to surprise our players with outstanding value, knowing this will build and maintain brand loyalty. The new TEQ system now follows this philosophy through into the onboard electronics category of our guitars... Trust Tanglewood!

  • The Tanglewood TW-EX4 pickup and preamp system features a 4-band EQ which includes slider tone controls for bass, mid, treble and presence, along with a seperate volume control knob and the convenience of an onboard digital chromatic tuner.

  • TW9 E

    UK SSP £369.00
    SHAPE Super Folk Cutaway
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TW9E
    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 276mm
    Lower Bout Width 378mm
    Waist Width 232mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 110mm
    Body Length 480mm
    Overall Length 1010mm
  • TW9 E LH

    UK SSP £389.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Super Folk Cutaway
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TW9ELH
    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 276mm
    Lower Bout Width 378mm
    Waist Width 232mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 110mm
    Body Length 480mm
    Overall Length 1010mm
  • TW10 E

    UK SSP £369.00
    SHAPE Dreadnought Cutaway
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TW10E
    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 295mm
    Lower Bout Width 398mm
    Waist Width 278mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 100mm
    Body Depth (End) 115mm
    Body Length 505mm
    Overall Length 1038mm
  • TW10 E LH

    UK SSP £389.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Dreadnought Cutaway
    TOP Solid Cedar
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Natural Satin
    Full Specification TW10ELH
    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 295mm
    Lower Bout Width 398mm
    Waist Width 278mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 100mm
    Body Depth (End) 115mm
    Body Length 505mm
    Overall Length 1038mm
  • TW4 E WB LH

    UK SSP £389.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Super Folk Cutaway
    TOP Solid Spruce
    BACK Mahogany
    SIDES Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Techwood
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood Premium Plus
    FINISH Whiskey Barrel Gloss
    Full Specification TW4EWBLH
    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 276mm
    Lower Bout Width 378mm
    Waist Width 232mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 110mm
    Body Length 480mm
    Overall Length 1010mm
  • 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
  • TWJSF CE LH

    UK SSP £569.00
    SHAPE Left Handed Super Folk
    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 TWJSFCELH
    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 279mm
    Lower Bout Width 382mm
    Waist Width 234mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 100mm
    Body Length 480mm
    Overall Length 1000mm
  • DBT SFCE OV

    UK SSP £249.00
    SHAPE Super Folk
    TOP Spruce
    BACK Ovangkol
    SIDES Ovangkol
    FINGERBOARD Eboncore
    BRIDGE Black Walnut
    STRINGS Bronze 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Tanglewood TW-EX4
    FINISH Natural Open Pore Satin
    Full Specification DBTSFCEOV
    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
  • TW47 ASE

    UK SSP £949.00
    SHAPE Super Folk
    TOP Solid Mahogany
    BACK Solid Mahogany
    SIDES Solid Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD Laurel
    BRIDGE Walnut
    STRINGS Elixir Nanoweb 12-53
    ELECTRONICS Fishman Presys+
    FINISH Antique Violin Gloss
    HARDCASE TW ABS Hardcase
    Full Specification TW47ASE
    Alternative model codes for this exact specification are TW47 E(B), X47 E
    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 Sundance Performance Pro TW47 ASE model is a stunning Super Folk Cutaway Electro with onboard Fishman Electronics for optimum stage performance. This model features a hand selected superior AAA grade solid Mahogany top, matched with genuine all solid Mahogany back and sides. The TW47 ASE is a phenomenal guitar for the professional player and due to its smaller body size is ideal for either male or female players. Scandinavia's most acclaimed luthier, Michael Sanden, has specially designed a combination of X bracing and fan bracing, all using quarter sawn spruce in a tapered style. This arrangement gives a superior flexibility and tonality from the AAA solid Mahogany, creating a more stable top than typical bracing. The uniformity of tone and long sustain are testament to Michaels bracing system. Mahogany was chosen for the soundboard on this model by Michael Sanden as Mahogany-topped guitars exhibit a strong ‘punchy’ tone that is well-suited to country blues playing. The Mahogany gives a warmer sound and the more it is played, the more it develops overtones that contribute to a fuller, richer sound. The mahogany used for the back and sides density can add great projection, adding warmth, but with definition, and a ‘woody’ character. Mahogany traditionally is a solid wood, with a sombre finish, and close grain. The combination of cedar and mahogany is a popular choice as it creates 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. Mahogany is used for the neck in this model as it gives the guitar excellent strength lengthwise. The neck is constructed with a traditional dove tail join. 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. For the electronics on the Sundance Performance Pro series we selected the Fishman Presys+. The Presys+ onboard preamp system is designed to offer maximum control, performance and quality in a small, unobtrusive format. The compact sophisticated Presys+ system features Volume, Bass, Mid and Treble controls, a Phase switch, and a built-in tuner with LED display. The guitar is finished in a high gloss natural polyurethane finish, which, coupled with the dark all mahogany body gives it an exceptional 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 274mm
    Lower Bout Width 377mm
    Waist Width 228mm
    Body Depth (Neck) 95mm
    Body Depth (End) 101mm
    Body Length 480mm
    Overall Length 1021mm
  • 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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