• SHAPE:Cutaway Super Folk
    • TOP:Solid Mahogany
    • BACK: Mahogany
    • SIDES:Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL):Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Eboncore
    • BRIDGE: Black Walnut
    • BINDING (TOP): ABS Black/White
    • BINDING (SIDE): Maple
    • ROSETTE:Maple
    • SADDLE: ABS Ivory
    • NUT (WIDTH): ABS White (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH:650mm
    • BRIDGE PINS:ABS Ivory with Black Dots
    • MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Die Cast
    • FINISH:Natural Satin
    • EQ: Tanglewood TW-EX4
    • STRINGS: Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    • SKU: TWUSFCE
    • RANGE: Union
    • UPC: 819907020215
    • SHAPE: Dreadnought
    • TOP:Solid Mahogany
    • BACK: Mahogany
    • SIDES:Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL):Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Eboncore
    • BRIDGE: Black Walnut
    • BINDING (TOP): ABS Black/White
    • BINDING (SIDE): Maple
    • ROSETTE:Maple
    • SADDLE: ABS Ivory
    • NUT (WIDTH): ABS White (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH:650mm
    • BRIDGE PINS:ABS Ivory with Black Dots
    • MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Die Cast
    • FINISH:Natural Satin
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    • SKU: TWUD
    • RANGE: Union
    • UPC: 819907020185
    • SHAPE: Orchestra/Folk
    • TOP:Solid Mahogany
    • BACK: Mahogany
    • SIDES:Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL):Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Eboncore
    • BRIDGE: Black Walnut
    • BINDING (TOP): ABS Black/White
    • BINDING (SIDE): Maple
    • ROSETTE:Maple
    • SADDLE: ABS Ivory
    • NUT (WIDTH): ABS White (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH:650mm
    • BRIDGE PINS:ABS Ivory with Black Dots
    • MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Die Cast
    • FINISH:Natural Satin
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Gauge
    • SKU: TWUF
    • RANGE: Union
    • UPC: 819907020208
  • TU Z SS TU Z SS
    • SHAPE: Soprano
    • TOP: Zebrano
    • BACK: Zebrano
    • SIDES: Zebrano
    • NECK (MATERIAL): Okoume
    • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
    • BRIDGE: Rosewood
    • BINDING: None
    • SADDLE: ABS Ivory White
    • NUT: ABS Ivory White (34mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 348mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Die cast Chrome
    • FINISH: Natural Satin
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: Aquila Nylgut
    • SKU: TUZSC
    • RANGE: Tribal Spirit Ukuleles
    • UPC: 810944019316
  • TU Z SC TU Z SC
    • SHAPE: Concert Cutaway
    • TOP: Zebrano
    • BACK: Zebrano
    • SIDES: Zebrano
    • NECK (MATERIAL): Okoume
    • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
    • BRIDGE: Rosewood
    • BINDING: None
    • SADDLE: ABS Ivory White
    • NUT: ABS Ivory White (35mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 384mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Die cast Chrome
    • FINISH: Natural Satin
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: Aquila Nylgut
    • SKU: TUZSC
    • RANGE: Tribal Spirit Ukuleles
    • UPC: 810944019309
  • X45 NSE X45 NSE

    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.

    [youtube video_id="cMD_58_K-eQ" placeholder="no" ] The Sundance Performance Pro X45 NSE model is an elegant Super Folk Cutaway Electro with onboard Fishman Electronics for optimum stage performance. It features a hand selected premium AAA grade solid Cedar top, paired with genuine Solid Mahogany back and sides. The X45 NSE is flexible enough due to its sizing to be comfortable to both male and female players, an exceptional guitar for the professional player. Michael Sanden, one of Europe’s most respected luthiers, created a special quarter sawn spruce bracing in a tapered style, using a combination of X bracing and fan bracing. This arrangement gives a superior flexibility and tonality from the AAA grade solid cedar top, creating a more stable top than typical bracing. The uniformity of tone and long sustain are testament to Michaels bracing system. Cedar was chosen for the soundboard on this model by Michael Sanden as Cedar has a much warmer sound, and takes less time to reach its full tonal potential. As a result Cedar is a popular choice with finger style players. Cedar-topped guitars are characteristically lush, dark-toned, and bursting with flavour. The mahogany used for the back and sides density can add great ‘punch’ and 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 an ultra-thin, vintage amber, polyurethane satin finish, which gives it a sleek, high-class look and feel.   [modal title="Super Folk Dimensions" button_text_opener="Body Dimensions" opener="button" button_style="normal" ] UPPER BOUT WIDTH: 274mm LOWER BOUT WIDTH: 377mm WAIST WIDTH: 228mm BODY DEPTH (TOP): 95mm BODY DEPTH (BOTTOM): 101mm BODY LENGTH: 480mm TOTAL LENGTH: 1021mm [/modal] [image url="http://www.tanglewoodguitars.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/X45NSE-BIG.jpg" link="" title="X45 NSE" animation_delay="0" size="small" target="_blank" lightbox="true" align="left" autoheight="false" animate="none" ][image url="http://www.tanglewoodguitars.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/X45NSE-Back-BIG.jpg" link="" title="X45 NSE - Back" animation_delay="0" size="small" target="_blank" lightbox="true" align="left" autoheight="false" animate="none" ]    
  • X15 NS X15 NS

    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 X15 NS model is a bold, workhorse Dreadnought bodied guitar. The Dreadnought shape strikes the most even balance between volume, size and ease of playing. It features a hand selected premium AAA grade solid Spruce top, paired with genuine Solid Mahogany back and sides. An outstanding guitar for the professional player. Designed by "hall of fame" Scandinavian luthier Michael Sanden, the guitar features traditional quarter sawn spruce bracing 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 solid spruce top, creating a much more stable top than standard bracing. The evenness of tone and ringing bell harmonics are testament to Michaels bracing system for sure. The spruce was hand selected by Michael Sanden as it has a tone that makes it a very good ‘all-rounder’. Spruce top guitars have a wonderful blooming tone, with bell-like trebles and basses that are low and full but tend more toward the mid range. Sweet, and smooth, but not outrageously bright, yet with enough warmth such that it doesn’t sound thin. You will get an incredible variety of tones and timbres from a spruce top guitar. The solid mahogany used for the back and sides is a dense wood, with a dark finish, and close grain. The mahogany’s density can add great ‘punch’ and projection, adding warmth, but with definition, and a ‘woody’ character. 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 Mahogany necks are constructed with a traditional dove tail join. Mahogany is used as it provides a good 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 an ultra-thin, natural, polyurethane satin finish, which gives it a sleek, high-class look and feel.
  • TU 101 TU 101
    • SHAPE: Concert
    • TOP: Linden
    • BACK: Linden
    • SIDES: Linden
    • FINGERBOARD: Plywood
    • BINDING: N/A
    • SADDLE: ABS Ivory
    • NUT: ABS Ivory (36mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 384mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Open Gear, Black Buttons
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: Clear Nylon
    • FINISH: Natural & Black - Satin
    • SKU: TU101
    • RANGE: Union Series Ukuleles
    • UPC: Natural ~ 810944014182
    • UPC: Red ~ 810944014175
    • UPC: Surf Blue ~ 810944017077
    • UPC: Hot Pink ~ 810944014168
    • UPC: Black ~ 810944013314
    • UPC: White ~ 810944014683
  • TW11 TW11
    • SHAPE: Dreadnought
    • TOP: Solid Cedar
    • BACK: Mahogany
    • SIDES: Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
    • BRIDGE: Rosewood
    • BINDING: ABS Ivory
    • SADDLE: PPS, Compensating
    • NUT (WIDTH): PPS (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 650mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Small Chrome Die Cast
    • FINISH: Natural Satin
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: D'Addario EXP11
    • SKU: TW11
    • RANGE: Winterleaf
    • UPC: 810944019200
  • TW10 TW10
    • SHAPE: Dreadnought Cutaway
    • TOP: Solid Cedar
    • BACK: Mahogany
    • SIDES: Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
    • BRIDGE: Rosewood
    • BINDING: ABS Ivory
    • SADDLE: PPS, Compensating
    • NUT (WIDTH): PPS (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 650mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Small Chrome Die Cast
    • FINISH: Natural Satin
    • EQ: B-Band M450-T
    • STRINGS: D'Addario EXP11
    • SKU: TW10
    • RANGE: Winterleaf
    • UPC: 810944019163
  • TW2 AS E TW2 AS E
    • SHAPE: Orchestra
    • TOP: Solid Mahogany
    • BACK: Solid Mahogany
    • SIDES: Solid Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
    • BRIDGE: Rosewood
    • BINDING: None
    • SADDLE: Nubone, Compensating
    • NUT (WIDTH): Nubone (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 650mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Open Geared Chrome
    • FINISH: Natural Satin
    • EQ: B-Band M450T
    • STRINGS: D'Addario EXP11
    • SKU: TW2ASE
    • RANGE: Winterleaf
    • UPC: 810944011679
  • TWCR P TWCR P
    • SHAPE: Parlour
    • TOP: Hand Selected Genuine Mahogany
    • BACK: Mahogany
    • SIDES: Mahogany
    • NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
    • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
    • BRIDGE: Rosewood
    • BINDING: N/A
    • SADDLE: ABS White, Compensating
    • NUT (WIDTH): ABS White (43mm)
    • SCALE LENGTH: 630mm
    • MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Die Cast
    • FINISH: Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin
    • EQ: N/A
    • STRINGS: Bronze Light
    • SKU: TWCRP
    • RANGE: Crossroads
    • UPC: 810944013086
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