Tanglewood TSR 1 Master Design Acoustic Guitar by Michael Sanden

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  • Solid Spruce Top Yields Crisp Articulation
  • Rosewood Body Delivers Resonant Deep Warm Bass
  • Perfect For Many Genres & Playing Styles Due To Auditorium Body
  • Ebony Zero Fret Fingerboard For Precise Intonation
  • Deluxe Tanglewood Hardcase Included

Tanglewood TSR 1 Master Design Acoustic Guitar by Michael Sanden

The Tanglewood TSR 1 Master Design Acoustic Guitar by Michael Sanden is the collaboration of the renowned Scandinavian luthier Michael Sanden and Tanglewood. This special guitar offers a high-quality construction and design, blended with solid timbers for a superb tone and a high-end appearance. With a solid spruce and rosewood construction, the TSR 1 produces a broad dynamic range, a crisp, articulate tone blended with strong mids, a warm deep bass response and complex harmonic overtones. In addition, the TSR 1 features an auditorium body shape, offering players versatility and comfort within one curvaceous shape. Its auditorium body is well-suited to a wide range of playing styles and genres, and its smaller size provides comfort yet still offers superb projection and volume. The TSR 1 Master Design comes equipped with a B-Band A1, providing players with a simple plug-in and play system, making it ideal for both live and rehearsal environments. Finished with delicately detailed aesthetic features, combined with Sanden's unique eye for beauty and quality construction, the Tanglewood TSR 1 Master Design is perfect for performing musicians.

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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 1 Master Design features a stunning, solid spruce top that yields crisp articulation and delivers a broad dynamic range. Its versatile solid spruce top delivers a sparkling high response and a tight, clear attack perfect for pronounced players. Additionally, its spruce top is accompanied by rosewood back and sides that produce a full, warm, 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 1'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 1 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 1's fingerboard.

Auditorium Body

The TSR 1 features a compact, comfortable, and versatile body - the auditorium. The TSR 1 is the perfect size for those who find dreadnoughts a little too much to handle, but crave a guitar with more volume and projection than the smaller parlour sizes. Its shape and size make it one of the more versatile acoustic shapes known to guitarists, enabling players to achieve a wide range of genres and playing styles; from lighter folk-inspired fingerpicking to heavier strumming patterns and more alternative playing styles.

B-Band A1 Pickup

The TSR 1 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 1 Master Design is perfect for the performing musicians.

Master Design Aesthetics

The TSR 1 offers players a truly beautiful 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, and mahogany binding gives the TSR 1 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: 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 Zero 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