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Tanglewood TBS800 Resonator Semi Hollow ES Style Guitar piezo p90 hybrid
Tanglewood Blues Sound TBS 800
So this is a hybrid guitar – a guitar that combines the piezo pickup from an acoustic guitar with the P90 pickup from a jazz guitar. You can select either pickup individually or use an in-between tone combining both P90 and piezo.
The tone control seems to work on the P90 but when you turn it in the Piezo mode it practically turns the volume off.
I don’t think this is a fault as such but rather it’s just a flaw in the design, therefore you can’t roll off the tone in ‘Acoustic’ mode.
I would rate this guitar at 8/10 the guitar has a few marks and a small bit of buckle rash.
No dings or huge chips.
Some light tarnishing to the metal.
The frets don’t show much sign of use and have plenty of life left in them.
The fretboard is in good condition.
Playability is fair. It has a reasonably low action and benefitted from a set of new strings and set up.
The guitar does not come with a Gigbag or hardcase but will be shipped securely.
More info from Tanglewood:
The Tanglewood Blues Sound 800 is a great affordable alternative to a lot of the expensive ‘hybrid’ resonator guitars on the market. With the TBS 800 you have the best of both worlds, a P90 situated close to the neck for a lot of warmth and a Piezo pickup in ‘the pan’ to get your acoustic twang. There are three controls, a master volume with a master tone and a blend control to sweep between the two pickups to send to the one output.
The action on the Blues Sound series is know to be quite high as the series is aimed at slide players so we’ve lowered the action significantly to make playing more comfortable for finger picking players and plectrum players alike. We’ve also carefully placed some foam on the bridge and in the pan to remove a lot of sibilance and unwanted ringing sounds.
|Shipping Weight||10 kg|
|Dimensions||110 × 45 × 30 cm|