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The Tanglewood Union Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is a guitar focused on performance and playability. The natural satin finish and lack of any ornate decorations means that Tanglewood can give you a solid mahogany topped guitar at an excellent price-point. While the natural satin could be seen as a cost-saving measure, the satin finish does actually provide a more smooth and tactile feel. It is also a thinner finish than gloss and lets the wood 'breathe' more for enhanced resonance and sustain; many guitars are purposefully spec'd with this finish in order to gain these benefits.
The Union Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar puts all the focus on the player, and it delivers a solid wood top, all mahogany body and neck, and chrome die cast tuners for tuning stability. This is the ideal instrument for developing players and value-seeking professionals.
Solid Mahogany Top
A guitar gets its 'voice' from the top material, and solid woods are inherently more resonant and stable. Mahogany gives a lovely warm tone with depth and nuance. The mahogany back and sides help to project that tone, giving the stability needed for acoustic volume.
Mahogany Neck / Eboncore Fingerboard
The mahogany neck assists with sustain and resonance while the satin finish (as mentioned) is light enough to let the woods 'breathe' and resonate more fully. The Union Dreadnought has an eboncore fingerboard; a composite material with a balanced response across its whole length. Eboncore (and other similar materials) are increasingly being used, representing the fact that many different brands are now looking towards more environmentally-responsible materials for guitar production. The eboncore has the look and feel of wood - close your eyes and you'd never know.
Dreadnought Body Shape
The dreadnought body style is one of the largest guitar body designs, and one of the original acoustic guitar styles. This shape gives a sonorous sound with a full low-end, slightly scooped mid-range, and shimmery treble sound. The mahogany woods naturally emphasise the mid-range, making this guitar appropriate for all genres of music, and particularly well suited to strumming styles of playing.
- Solid mahogany top with mahogany back/sides - delivers a warm and rich tone
- Natural satin finish feels smooth and tactile
- Eboncore fingerboard - CITES friendly and gives an even response
- Dreadnought body style
Body & Bridge
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top Material: Solid Mahogany
- Body/Sides Material: Mahogany
- Binding: ABS black/white
- Bridge: Black Walnut
- Finish: Natural Satin
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Eboncore
- Saddle: ABS ivory
- Nut: ABS white
- Nut Width: 43 mm
- Scale Length: 650 mm
Hardware & Strings
- Machine Heads: Chrome die cast
- Bridge Pins: ABS ivory with black dots
- Strings: Phosphor bronze 12-53 gauge