Tanglewood Unveil New Flagship Range: The Performance Pro Series

Published 7 years ago on February 20, 2017

By Jonathan Graham

Tanglewood’s Sundance Performance Pro Series is the culmination of decades of guitar building expertise and research.

Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden has designed Tanglewood’s new flagship models, boasting all solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history.

This new Sundance series - will comprise of 6 special handcrafted models, in all solid, premium reserve timbers.

The range will begin with the heritage inspired Dreadnought X15 at £699, two Superfolk cutaway models at £799 in the X45AVE and X45E, finishing with the all solid Mahogany X47E.

Every one of these guitars will feature all solid construction and Custom Masterdesign parallel and fan tapered bracing patterns.

All electro models will feature Fishman Presys Plus electronic systems.

The range and tone of the final two models then gets turbocharged with the addition of Torrefied tops, X70TE and X15SDTE models.

Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, these two range topping Performance Pro instruments have been

created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years!

The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable, it's as if the wood is pre-aged.” Says Master designer Michael Sanden, “It looks and sounds like wood that's been broken in for many years.”

This amazing "time machine" process is the very latest custom feature to surface amongst high-end boutique guitar luthiers in recent years. The torrefaction process that Tanglewood are employing on these new instruments has resulted in huge critical industry acclaim, and has now been adopted as a high end "extra" feature by two of the worlds biggest and most famous US manufacturers.

Tanglewood's ethos of putting musicians first, has resulted in this amazing breakthrough guitar technology becoming available to all players, as standard.

All models will be available at specially appointed Tanglewood dealers from Feb 24th 2017.

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