Building on the global success of their Crossroads range of instruments, Tanglewood’s design team have created a whole new range of guitars, inspired by the cosmetic of 1940/50’s era US instruments with the class leading constructional design signature of Michael Sanden and the UK Tanglewood luthier team.
Every Blackbird model is carefully braced to provide a tight bottom end bass note with a clear rich high spectrum resonance. Tanglewood have bound each model in vintage ivory ABS materials to provide the cosmetic of Bakelite from the 40’s, and though this won’t affect the sound, it certainly helps give provenance to the historic look their design team wished to capture.
There are four launch models in both traditional acoustic and stage ready electro acoustic format, with all electro models featuring the new Tanglewood Premium Plus Eq system as standard onboard equipment.
Mahogany has been chosen as the base timber for the entire guitar structure, tempering the warm instant sound that generates with the robust American white spruce bracing for a fantastic combination of light and dark tones .
At launch there is a Folk Acoustic model, a Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Electro, a Folk Electro and the quintessential Tanglewood Super Folk cutaway electro, all with recommended retail prices under £200, to give quality without compromise to musicians in these challenging times.
The instruments are completed with a rich smoky charcoal stained finish that Tanglewood have christened “Smokestack Black“.