Similar to a travel-sized guitar, the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 12 Acoustic Guitar is compact but as an orchestra model it has a larger body, for a fuller, larger sound, along with a full 650mm scale length and 12 strings.
Orchestra – Small Body, Big Sound
The orchestra model is designed to be compact, with a clear and focussed voice and a high level of projection; the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 12 Acoustic Guitar ticks all the boxes here.
For those with a shorter reach, and find dreadnought and other body shapes a little cumbersome, but don’t want to lose the projection that larger bodies are known for producing, this is the solution. It also travels well, so if you have need of a travel guitar that has a large voice, this fills that slot also.
The orchestra shape is bigger than travel models however, and offers a bigger sound than a travel guitar could. It is also more compact than your standard dreadnought shape, so is a lot more manageable for players with a restricted reach as well as being brilliant for traveling with, if you find a travel guitar doesn’t quite do it for you.
The woods selected to construct the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 12 are an absolute classic pairing in the world of acoustic guitars, with a spruce top meeting a mahogany body.
With a soundboard made of spruce, you can expect a wide, very usable, tonal palette. The wood itself is quite elastic in nature, which resonates well whilst remaining strong, and provides a focussed, clear sound of deep lows, warm mids, and astute highs. This is balanced out well by the mahogany back and sides of the guitars, as mahogany is denser and produces a richer tone, with emphasised warmth in the mid and low ranges.
Of course, the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 12 12-String Acoustic Guitar adds an extra dimension to the sound here, with the doubling up of strings creating the classic 12-string chorus, or shimmer, effect.
Although more compact than your average guitar body, the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 12 12-String Acoustic Guitar retains the standard 650mm scale length, so you don’t have to alter your playing style.
The neck is crafted from mahogany and is topped by a rosewood fingerboard, with dot position markers. This rests between a 43mm, ABS nut and an ABS compensated saddle in a rosewood bridge. The headstock is set up with chrome die-cast tuners.
Manufacturer Tanglewood Model Roadster TWR 0 12 Shape Orchestra Top Spruce Back Mahogany Sides Mahogany Neck Mahogany Fingerboard Rosewood Bridge Rosewood Binding None Saddle ABS White, Compensating Nut Width ABS White (43mm) Scale Length 650mm Machine Heads Chrome Die Cast Finish Natural Satin Strings Bronze Light
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