Which Tanglewood to choose?


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robak
08-28-2010, 12:05 PM
Hi. So I ended my summer work this monday and I have a little money to spend on my new acoustic guitar. I am particularly interested in Tanglewood's. They sound great. And my local shop has lower prices for them.

I think of these three types:

Tanglewood TW15 H Heritage Dreadnought
643.29

* AAA Select Solid Spruce top
* Solid mahogany back and sides
* Mahogany neck
* Ebony fingerboard and bridge
* Waverly Style Enclosed Heritage Gold Machineheads
* Ivory bridge pins
* Bone compensating saddle
* Natural gloss finish
* Elixir strings

Tanglewood TW15 NS
449.00
The main features of the Tanglewood TW15NS SUNDANCE PRO SERIES include:

* Rosewood 20-fret neck and rosewood fretboard with Mother of pearl and green abalone inlays
* Solid African mahogany back and sides with Solid American spruce top
* Bone top nut
* Bone compensating saddle
* Grover machine heads
* Elixir strings
* Satin Finish

Tanglewood TW 1000 N
569.95.
* Solid Spruce Top
* Rosewood Back and Sides
* One Piece Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
* Rosewood Bridge
* Ivory ABS and Herringbone Binding
* Gold Grover Machine Heads
* Natural Gloss Finish
* Fitted with Elixir Long Life Strings


Which one you think is best?

Nowhere822
08-28-2010, 02:58 PM
Tanglewood TW15 H Heritage Dreadnought definitely this one

patticake
08-28-2010, 03:34 PM
what looks good on a page doesn't necessarily make for the best guitar. it sounds like the heritage is the best, but then there's nothing in the descriptions to explain why it would cost more than the TW15 NS except for the AAA top, which is cosmetic, and the possibly better tuners. but in person, the heritage may have other advantages and differences - it could have different bracing, which could mean it was differently voiced. one difference that can make some difference in tone is the ebony vs rosewood fingerboards, but that's a personal preference thing - one is not actually better than the other.

while i prefer the sound of rosewood sometimes, the TW 1000 N seems to have laminate back and sides, yet costs more than the TW15 NS. i'd definitely go for all solid wood, so that would take the TW15 NS off my list.

your best bet is to play the first two on your list a few times each till you discover which one you like the best.

Skeet UK
08-29-2010, 07:13 AM
Hi. So I ended my summer work this monday and I have a little money to spend on my new acoustic guitar. I am particularly interested in Tanglewood's. They sound great. And my local shop has lower prices for them.

I think of these three types:

Tanglewood TW15 H Heritage Dreadnought
643.29

* AAA Select Solid Spruce top
* Solid mahogany back and sides
* Mahogany neck
* Ebony fingerboard and bridge
* Waverly Style Enclosed Heritage Gold Machineheads
* Ivory bridge pins
* Bone compensating saddle
* Natural gloss finish
* Elixir strings

Tanglewood TW15 NS
449.00
The main features of the Tanglewood TW15NS SUNDANCE PRO SERIES include:

* Rosewood 20-fret neck and rosewood fretboard with Mother of pearl and green abalone inlays
* Solid African mahogany back and sides with Solid American spruce top
* Bone top nut
* Bone compensating saddle
* Grover machine heads
* Elixir strings
* Satin Finish

Tanglewood TW 1000 N
569.95.
* Solid Spruce Top
* Rosewood Back and Sides
* One Piece Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
* Rosewood Bridge
* Ivory ABS and Herringbone Binding
* Gold Grover Machine Heads
* Natural Gloss Finish
* Fitted with Elixir Long Life Strings


Which one you think is best?

Seeing as you have a nice amount of money to spend (are you actually in Poland/buying in Poland?) you should consider Faith Guitars (http://www.faithguitars.com/index.aspx) .

Your budget puts you in the High Gloss and Natural ranges. Look at the specs yourself but.

All Solid.
Grovers (not "Grover Style)
More ebony than a Piano
HARD CASE
All have decent Electronics

The Venus is a GA style, Jupiter is a Jumbo and the Saturn is a Dreadnought.

My Venus High Gloss retails at 730, but I got it for 580, so any place you look, will be able to do a deal.

Check youtube out too.

I was absolutely dead set on a Tanglewood TW 45-NSB...but I changed my mind after I saw the Faiths.

robak
08-30-2010, 03:52 AM
Unfortunately - they are not available in my country. Yes I am trying to buy something here in Poland.