Tanglewood Guitars combines British design with quality luthiery from Asia for a winning value-for-money-mix. Especially the brand’s acoustic guitars have won over many fans.
The Tanglewood TW1000N (current price in Finland: 721 €) is a real Dreadnought-beauty from the company’s Sundance-series, and features a solid spruce top mated to a laminated back and sides made of rosewood.
The bound headstock looks fashionably understated, sporting a rosewood veneer, as well as the company logo in abalone.
The nicely finished top nut is genuine bone.
A volute strengthens the area where the neck changes into the headstock. The gold-coloured tuners are sealed Grover Rotomatics.
The TW1000N’s neck is a one-piece mahogany affair, save for a small glued-on bit for the neck heel.
Tanglewood have added a nice little detail for the gigging guitarist – a second strap button.
The TW1000N has been generously endowed in the looks stakes, but always with good…
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The UK’s favourite brand of acoustic guitars – Tanglewood – is steadily growing a devoted following in Finland, too, thanks to their wide variety of different models, as well as the company’s knack for providing fantastic value for money.
This time Kitarablogi.com takes a closer look at two guitars from opposing ends of Tanglewood’s price range:
The Tanglewood TW28-CLN is one of the brand’s most affordable instruments, and is part of the Evolution-series.
Tanglewood’s TW1000HSRE is the top model of the Heritage-series, and comes factory-equipped with a Fishman-pickup and Sonitone-preamp.
By the way, Musamaailma throws in a nifty Kyser Lifeguard humidifier for free with the purchase of any Tanglewood acoustic guitar, so you can be sure that your new instrument won’t suffer the detrimental effects…
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A dedicated amplifier for acoustic guitar opens up plenty of interesting possibilities: most small pub gigs won’t require a PA-system anymore, because the majority of acoustic combos are equipped with a second input channel for a microphone. For larger gigs you can assign the acoustic combo to monitoring duties, putting yourself in full control over your stage sound, and then feeding your signal on to the FOH mixer.
The Tanglewood T6 (current price in Finland: 396 €) is a very compact, two-channel combo, pumping out 60 Watts of power through an 8-inch speaker. The T6 weighs a mere 11 kilos, and is very easy to transport thanks to the nice gigbag that comes with the amp.
The Tanglewood feels rugged enough for regular gigging, with its cabinet covered in textured nylon. A fat foam grille protects the speaker.
The T6’s first channel is meant for use with…
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