Tanglewood TW12 CEF
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Tanglewood TW12 CEF

TW12 CEF, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Tanglewood in the Sundance series.

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Audiofanzine FR 08/11/2008

Tanglewood TW12 CEF : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by Hatecrew/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Conceived in England, made in China.
20 frets, FISHMAN Classic 4 EQ-System preamp, Fishman Sonicore pickup
Engleman massive top
Mahogany back and sides
Die-Cast Grover-style machine heads
Rosewood fingerboard

UTILIZATION

Very pleasant neck and very easy access up to the last fret. Excellent ergonomics.

SOUNDS

Now let's talk about the sound!!!
It's just huge. Warm and round with enough brilliance, it's the perfect sound!! I discovered this guitar in a shop that inspired no confidence in me so I went to a real music store and tested about 10 guitars. I couldn't find a better one (not even a rather expensive Takamine).
I don't use my amp a lot because the acoustic sound is extremely good
But I've noticed that the sound through an amp is also good.
The preamp quality is quite amazing too I made great recordings with the guitar plugged directly to the input of my PC sound card!!
I have no complaints about this guitar except that I had to take it twice to a guitar tech, the first time because of a noisy fret that a luthier had to file down (covered by the warranty), and the second time because of a rattling string.

OVERALL OPINION

You understood well, this guitar is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! Everybody who has ever played it envies me!!
It can easily compete with guitars twice as expensive!!
If I seem like a guy only praising his guitar, you're totally right! It's just incredible. If you ever have the chance to play this guitar DO IT!!!!
Of course I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again!!
(I'm thinking about testing electric guitars from this same manufacturer but they currently make lots of copies and have no models of their own)