The Tanglewood Crossroads TWCRT Travel Acoustic Guitar in Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin is a portable workhorse that takes its cues from the classic models of the 1930s. By incorporating exclusive design techniques, superior tonewoods, and resilient hardware, the result is an absolute gem at an affordable price.
To ensure that the Crossroads series lived up to expectation, Tanglewood employed the help of luthier Michael Sanden. With a meticulous eye for detail, an affinity for working with wood, and a healthy respect for producing high quality instruments, Sanden pored a wealth of knowledge into the Crossroads guitars. Alongside immaculate tonewoods, Sanden designed unique bracing patterns to reinforce and bolster the tonewoods, and spared no expense down to the finest detail. The result is nothing short of masterful.
Travel body shape
The TWCRT adopts a diminuitive body shape, which is perfect for taking out on the road with you. Thanks to the scaled-down dimensions, the Travel body is lightweight and easy to play, making it great for those who prefer a smaller body but don't want to compromise of playability or tonal quality.
The top is crafted using hand-selected genuine mahogany, which is paired with mahogany back and sides, resulting in a rich timbre that is infused with a warm character. As noted above, Sanden's unique bracing pattern allows the soundboard to resonate freely, whilst preventing unwanted buckling or warping over time.
Neck and fingerboard
Fitted to the body is a solid and durable mahogany neck, which is shaped to a unique profile to facilitate comfort alongside stability. Married to the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which is home 20-frets that are adorned with dot position inlays. The fingerboard ensures smooth transitions between frets, making it delightfully comfortable to perform on, as well as adding to the stunning overall finish.
Hardware and Finish
The body is home to a rosewood bridge, which matches elegance with stability to ensure a solid anchor point for the strings. Thanks to the superb partnership of hardware and construction across the guitar, intonation and sustain is optimised for peerless performance at this price range. Chrome die-cast tuning machines uphold tuning integrity dutifully throughout the most enthusiastic of performances. Another unique touch is the Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin finish, created exclusively for the Crossroads series of models.
Manufacturer Tanglewood Model Crossroads TWCRT Travel Acoustic Guitar Guitar Size Full Body Shape Travel Top Material Hand Selected Genuine Mahogany Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 6 Bridge/Saddle Rosewood Tuning Machines Chrome Die Cast Finish Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin
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