In ways, the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 Acoustic Guitar is similar to the travel-sized guitars in the same series, but with a larger body giving a bigger sound, a full 650mm scale length, and a soundhole rosette, for those who may not appreciate its absence from the other models.
Orchestra – Small and Comfortable, with a Big Sound
The Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 Acoustic Guitar is similar in ways to a travel guitar, in that it is smaller in size but capable of producing a level of projection you would expect from larger, and quite probably more cumbersome, guitar shape.
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.
What in the Wood will it Sound like?
The Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 Acoustic Guitar offers a classic combination in the woods chosen for its construction, with a spruce top supported by mahogany at the back and sides.
Spruce is a wood that offers a wide tonal palette, and is so popular in guitar construction for the incredible mix it offers. Both strong and elastic, it resonates nicely but with a focussed sound, with everything from deep lows to warm mids, and crisp highs delivered with impeccable clarity. The mahogany used for the body is a denser wood type, used to provide warmth to the mid and low ranges, for a richer overall tone.
Full-size Scale Length
Although smaller and more manageable in terms of the body size, the Tanglewood Roadster TWR 0 Acoustic Guitar still offers a full 650mm scale length, so you won’t have to change your playing style whatsoever. The scale length begins with a white, ABS nut, measuring 43mm, and culminates in a white, ABS compensated saddle mounted into a rosewood bridge. Resting between nut and saddle, is a mahogany neck, topped by a rosewood fingerboard with dot position inlays. The guitar’s headstock is equipped with a set of chrome die-cast machine heads.
Manufacturer Tanglewood Model Roadster TWR 0 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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