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Tanglewood Construction & Design
Tanglewood's Instruments reflect a perfect blend between time-honoured design philosophies and modern manufacturing methodologies. Designed by some of Europe's most celebrated Luthiers, each instrument is a manifestation of some of the finest tone woods available, produced with their factories' meticulous attention to detail. Each instrument is quality checked and set-up for optimum playability, ensuring a comfortable and consistent playing experience right from the first chord strummed.
Solid Spruce Top with Rosewood Body
The TSR 2 Master Design features a light-coloured, solid, spruce top that yields crisp articulation and delivers a broad dynamic range. Its versatile solid spruce top produces a sparkling high response and a tight, clear attack perfect for pronounced players. The TSR 2's stunning solid top is accompanied by solid rosewood back and sides which produce a full, warm, and resonant bass response with a dark tonality that is ideal for a wide range of genres and playing styles. Together, this stunning mixture of solid timbers produces an incredibly balanced and versatile palette of tones.
Mahogany Neck & Zero Fret Ebony Fingerboard
Constructed from mahogany, the TSR 2's neck offers players a resonant soft warmth that responds greatly to numerous styles of play, genres and techniques, making it perfect for those with a more alternative playing style. With its superb response, the mahogany neck enables players to achieve a pure, full sound with the ability to clearly hear each chord strummed, and each note picked. In addition, the TSR 2 features a twin piece neck which offers more resistance against warping, providing stability and durability. The neck is topped with a zero fret ebony fingerboard that adds a bright attack and superb sustain to the overall tone. Its zero fret fingerboard offers precise intonation by placing a fret at the headstock end of the neck, enabling the strings to sit the correct distance above other frets on the TSR 2's fingerboard.
Grand Auditorium Body
The Tanglewood TSR 2 Master Design features a grand auditorium body, providing players with a versatile, all-purpose guitar that is well-suited to live environments, from gigs to studio settings. Its tone is full within the lower register, present within its mid-range, and sparkling on the the treble strings. In addition, its versatility makes it perfect for both fingerpicking and medium-strength strumming. Its construction, shape, and combination of timbers projects a clear and well-defined acoustic voice that sits beautifully within a live mix. Additionally, with its slightly bigger size than its smaller auditorium family member, the TSR 2 also has superb volume and projection.
B-Band A1 Pickup
The TSR 2 comes equipped with the B-Band A1 pickup system, offering basic sound tweaking for live and rehearsal environments. The sophisticated system is situated within the soundhole and features sleek and subtle soundhole controls for a pure and clear sound. In addition, with its built-in electronics, the TSR 2 Master Design is perfect for the performing musicians.
Master Design Aesthetics
The TSR 2 has a naturally superior appearance that was inspired and designed by Tanglewood and Michael Sanden. With Sanden's knowledge from building luxury boutique guitars, he designed a range that feature some of his most stylish, handcrafted appointments and construction methods; all made to a precise Sanden blueprint and incorporating Sanden's signature and most functional features. With Sanden's Japanese brushstroke bridge, classy unbranded headstock, abalone soundhole, gold hardware and mahogany binding gives the TSR 2 a classy, high-end appearance, ideal for more serious performing musicians. Additionally, a stunning 'T' emblem is inlaid in green abalone and situated on the 12th fret, providing a small amount of branding for a tasteful sprinkle of Tanglewood's creativity.
Body & Bridge
- Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Back: Solid Rosewood
- Sides: Solid Rosewood
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle: Bone
- Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
- Finish: Natural Gloss
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Build: Twin Piece
- Fingerboard: Ebony with 0 Fret
- Headstock: Rosewood Veneer
- Nut: Ebony (44mm)
- Scale Length: 650mm
- Machine Heads: Gold Grover, Black Buttons
Hardware & Electronics
- EQ: B-Band A1
- Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Light 12-53
- Hardcase: Deluxe Tanglewood SKB