The Tanglewood TW145 is a beautifully curved super folk guitar with smooth tones and stylish looks. Putting the emphasis on woods natural beauty, the TW145 is finished in natural satin with an all-wooden body binding. It owes its sound to the solid Cedar top and incorporates a top quality Finnish made BBand equaliser.
The symmetrical rectangular headstock of the TW145 is decorated with a sparkling Abalone Tanglewood inlay, in-between two rows of chrome Kluson style tuners.
These have small knobs that feel luxurious and take all the stress out of fine-tuning your guitar. At the base of the rear of the headstock is a diamond shaped volute that adds extra strength to the structure of the neck.
A darkened Rosewood fingerboard is neatly set with smooth frets and decorative Abalone snowflake inlays. The frets are excellently dressed and a wooden binding runs around the entire fretboard giving a seamless feel to the neck. The thickly grained Mahogany of the neck shines from within a satin finish and has a glowing pattern strangely reminiscent of leopard print. The lower plane of the neck sweeps into the deep inward curve of the cutaway exposing the higher frets and giving the TW145 a unique character. This curve then sweeps back and in towards the soundhole giving the guitar its narrow mid section and providing a comfy knee rest.
The arching curves and wider lower body are bound around both the back and front with wood, adding to the TW145?s natural style.
Other details include a multi ring sound hole rosette forming intricate lines that match the multiple front binding. Just below this is a tortoise shell scratch plate that is also curved to mirror the shape of the guitar. The richly coloured solid Cedar top has fine grain that runs in straight lines parallel to the neck. This is contrasted by the Mahogany back and sides that have a wider grain with a darker, more speckled pattern.
The overall sound of the TW145 owes itself to the solid Cedar top, which has an even and compact grain that is highly responsive to light playing styles. Cedar adds a warm tonal character with plenty of mid range and the narrow waist of the body and larger lower curves complements this. The Mahogany of the back and sides has the strength to add volume to the sound of the instrument, increasing overall resonance.
The indented upper body is fitted with a compact BBand A3T equaliser. This electro acoustic pickup, made in Finland, offers control over three frequency bands in addition to a volume and presence control. Bband are a leading name in acoustic guitar electronics and the sound of the TW145 is faithfully recreated when you plug it into an amp. The instrument cable socket neatly doubles up as a chrome strap hook and is located in a central position at the base of the guitar.
The Tanglewood TW145 has a lot to offer including smooth natural looks and warm tonal interest.
Tanglewood have taken the traditional single cutaway design and added a whole lot of style in the form of abalone inlays and wooden binding. A highly playable instrument, the TW145 is versatile and would suit a variety of playing styles from fingerpicking to rock.
All products on our website are in stock unless shown as 'Call 08452222603 To Order', this means we can deliver your order to you very quickly, subject to payment authorisation. The next dispatch date is shown against each product, and below is an indication of when you can expect your purchase.
All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.
|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.
When You Will Receive your Order
Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.
Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.
Interlink Express Courier Delivery
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When Interlink Express deliver:
• You are given a one hour delivery window
• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
• If not convenient you can use the email to change the delivery date
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.