Phil's Product Pick: Tanglewood Master Design TSM1

If I could recommend an acoustic guitar it would be the Michael Sanden designed Tanglewood TSM1. I reckon these instruments are top value for money. Michael Sanden is a Swedish guitar Luthier based in Gothenburg that is top of his game. His instruments start around the £4000 mark and go upwards from there. He has teamed up with the Tanglewood team to produce these beautiful guitars. Michael admitted to me when he was in the shop that he wished that he could source the same quality of woods that Tanglewood have at this price point.

I have been using this guitar for the past six months both in the studio and at gigs and always get compliments about my overall guitar tone. Both unplugged with a nice condenser mic in front of it for recording or using the B-Band A1 pickup system for live use, the guitar always sings with rich overtones. It’s extremely comfortable and has really great intonation which has a lot to do with the zero fret according to Michael, and of course it looks great too with its two piece ebony nick and Grover machine head with matching ebony buttons. A real steal at the price!

You can hear Phil playing the TSM1 here: http://www.myspace.com/hopwoodandblack

Click here to get your paws on one of these damn fine gee-tars.

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