Tanglewood Guitar introduces the TW115-SSCE, one of new models from their revamped Premier Series.
B-Band Crescent Preamps
This guitar is part of the third generation of the company's long-standing and popular Premier Series line, and is slated for release in North America.
The new Tanglewood TW115-SS-CE is a dreadnought shaped guitar that looks familiar because it follows the stereotypical acoustic guitar design. Because of its elegant overall look and appointments, some might mistake it for an instrument from a more expensive maker, but closer inspection of the guitar and its tag price will make reveal otherwise.
Like all Premier Series models, the TW115-SS-CE features a solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Tanglewood wrapped the guitar with a natural satin finish that highlights the wood grains, giving the guitar an elegant look. The green abalone rosette and rosewood with maple binding on the top further contribute to the guitar's aesthetic appeal.
The neck of the guitar is also made from mahogany, topped by a rosewood fretboard. It has a scale length of 650mm and features an "soft" cutaway that will let you reach some of the upper frets without breaking the instrument's classic look. The nut and compensated saddle is made from Nubone, with the nut width measing at 43mm. The distinctly shaped bridge of the guitar is also crafted from rosewood.
The guitar's box shaped headstock adds to traditional look of the instrument, and it is fitted with Chrome Kluson style tuners. The Tanglewood logo that runs sideways in between the tuners make it easy to read when the guitar is in playing position.
For plugging in, the guitar comes with a B-Band Crescent preamp that feature sound hole mounted controls. The unique design of this pickup allows it to be installed discretely, without additional drilling additional holes to the instrument. This again adds to the instrument's elegance, since there won't be controls that will appear on the usual spot of other acoustic-electric guitars.
Finally, the TW115-SS-CE comes with a tempting suggested retail price tag of $739. For the complete specifications and other information, you can visit Tanglewood Guitars.
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