Tanglewood TWCR-O acoustic
Chris (the M.D) says:
“Probably one of the best value, best quality acoustic guitars on the market. Forget the ‘Big Brands’, this is just a better guitar than most in this price bracket. It combines great looks, a decent action (how close the strings are to the neck) and a very pleasant tone. Very hard to beat, same story with most Tanglewood guitars actually.”
TW – Tanglewood
CR – Crossroads
O – Folk sized body, slightly smaller and more comfortable if you are slightly smaller yourself ;o)
The entire Tanglewood Crossroads range is great value and thoroughly recommended by us here at Guitar Mania.
The TWCR-O according to Tanglewood:
Crossroads series pays homage to the style and sound of classic instruments from 1930’s America.
To create an instrument that evokes these traditional values, so often overlooked in our modern society, we at Tanglewood had to commission the services of a very special luthier, none other than Michael Sanden, the man behind Tanglewood Masterdesign. Michael is the creator of the Sanden Guitar company in Sweden, and now the chief design consultant for Tanglewood Guitars.
Michael has that Scandinavian affinity with natural wood. He starts with the tree, selecting timbers that will sound good together, making the soundboards a precise measurement so they will flex and respond to the players attack, and then he braces the instrument with his own patterns to make each instrument have its own personality.
It’s not just the special bracing, or the woods that are selected, or the construction method even. All these are vital components for any guitar… but on Crossroads Michael wanted to create something very very special.
He wanted to make a guitar that could have the sound that any musician, professional or amateur could appreciate and he demanded that the neck profiles and bridge contouring and fret inlaying should be implemented without regard to the price of manufacturing, to proudly reflect the Tanglewood ethos of outstanding value and performance.
When Michael was looking for a colour finish to compliment the earthy, naturally authentic signature of the Crossroads, the vivid autumnal palette of dark brown that was finally decided upon was likened by some of our friends to be inspired by the timber shading that old whiskey barrels of the last century looked like. So for the very first time, we have created an all new Tanglewood colour finish, exclusively for the Crossroads series models and we will call it…Whiskey Barrel Burst!
TWCR-O technical sheet:
TOP: Hand Selected Genuine Mahogany
NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
FINGERBOARD: Tech Wood
BRIDGE: Tech Wood
SADDLE: ABS White, Compensating
NUT (WIDTH): ABS White (43mm)
SCALE LENGTH: 650mm
MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Die Cast
FINISH: Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin
STRINGS: Bronze Light
UPPER BOUT WIDTH: 290mm
LOWER BOUT WIDTH: 380mm
WAIST WIDTH: 240mm
BODY DEPTH (TOP): 90mm
BODY DEPTH (BOTTOM): 100mm
BODY LENGTH: 490mm
TOTAL LENGTH: 1027mm