The Tanglewood Evolution IV TSFCE Electro Acoustic Guitar in Black, delivers exceptional quality at an affordable price. Through their partnership with Swedish luthier Michael Sanden, Tanglewood has created a model that boasts an enviable playing feel, luxurious timbre, and a stylish yet understated black gloss finish.
Tanglewood treat all of their instruments with the same due care and attention, but as noted above, this model boasts something that makes it a little bit special. Master luthier Michael Sanden's tapered parallel bracing pattern has been incorporated in the design and construction of the TSFCE, reinforcing the soundboard to aid in its ability to resonate freely, whilst preventing warping or buckling over time. You can rest assured that this guitar is built to take all you can throw at it on the stage, and keep coming back for more.
The body is shaped to the Super Folk profile, giving it a narrow waist that is paired with a large lower bout. The effect this has on the tone is that it guarantees a balanced output, with a driving energy. The body is built using mahogany for the back and sides, a widely favoured tonewood that is revered for its warm character. Paired with the sides is a spruce top, which resonates efficiently to produce an enviable dynamic range. The crisp highs produced by the spruce guarantees articulation across each and every note, working harmoniously with the mahogany.
Neck and Fingerboard
Fitted to the body is a sturdy mahogany neck, which is shaped to a substantial C-shape profile to guarantee comfort and stability. Paired with the neck is a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, providing a luxurious playing feel as you navigate your way in style. The body shape makes it very comfortable to play, whilst the addition of the Venetian cutaway guarantees that you can access the upper frets with the greatest of ease.
Fishman Presys Electronics
The TSFCE is equipped with Fishman's Presys electronics system, which marries together a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup with a highly versatile 3-band EQ - with integrated tuner and phase switch.
The beauty of the Presys system is that is works dutifully to translate the rich acoustic timbre of the TSFCE transparently when played through an amplifier or P.A. system. The built-in 3-band EQ controls allow you to shape your output to suit your environment, or for stylistic purposes. The tuner means that you need never have to worry about forgetting your tuner again. The phase switch allows you to improve the bass response at low volume, and suppress feedback at high volume, again to meet the acoustic requirements of your performance environment.
Hardware and Finish
Fitted to the body is a rosewood bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. Paired with the bridge is a compensated NuBone saddle, which creates a secure bed for each string to rest on. Fitted to the headstock are chrome tuning machines with small buttons, which allow you to smoothly adjust the strings, whilst upholding tuning integrity with absolute precision during performances.
The Tanglewood Evolution IV TSFCE Electro Acoustic Guitar in Black Gloss is a delightful model that boasts premium appointments, Michael Sanden-designed bracing pattern, Fishman Presys electronics, and offers a highly versatile tonal palette to play with. Whether you're looking for a guitar to practise with at home, a studio partner, or a reliable touring guitar, then this is the model for you.
Manufacturer Tanglewood Model Evolution IV TSFCE Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Super Folk Top Material Spruce Bracing Tapered Parallel by Michael Sanden Binding (Top/Side) ABS Black & White/Maple Back Material Mahogany Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Bridge/Saddle Rosewood/NuBone, Compensating Bridge Pins ABS Black with White Dots Tuning Machines Chrome, Small Buttons Electronics Fishman Presys Finish Black Gloss
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