The Tanglewood Crossroads TWCR O Orchestra Acoustic Guitar in Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin finish, is a delightful model that recreates the magic of 1930's American models that helped to shape the musical landscape. By working with master luthier Michael Sanden, Tanglewood have once again combined quality craftsmanship and affordability to perfection.
Tanglewood and Michael Sanden previously collaborated on the superb Master Design series, and carry that shared dedication to their craft through to the Crossroads' models. Sanden's vision started with the wood, and only the finest cuts were selected following a meticulous selection process. Then he created a unique bracing pattern, and brought everything together using peerless construction methods. Even down to the whiskey barrel burst satin finish, Sanden wanted to ensure that the authenticity of the Depression era models was captured as faithfully as possible.
Orchestra body shape
The Tanglewood TWCRC 0 is built to the orchestra body profile, which makes it smaller than a dreadnought. The orchestra body is perfect for those who prefer scaled-down dimensions, but don't want to compromise on output quality. Whether you're a fingerstyle player or a flat picker, you'll love the ease with which your hands can move around this guitar. Solo performers will appreciate the timbre of the TWCR O, which drops back a little in the mid-range to allow your vocals to fill the pocket. When performing as part of an ensemble, the guitar can easily hold its own against other instruments.
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 hardwood 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 hardwood 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 TWCR 0 Acoustic Guitar Guitar Size Full Body Shape Orchestra Top Material Hand Selected Genuine Mahogany Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Hardwood Number of Strings 6 Bridge/Saddle Hardwood Tuning Machines Chrome Die Cast Finish Whiskey Barrel Burst Satin EAN 0810944018449
I’ve had Yamaha, Takamine, my beautiful Guild, and Epi. This is as good if not better than any acoustic I’ve ever picked up. My credentials are home guitar player who has played live on a smattering of occasions. I cannot recommend this guitar enough.
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