Tanglewood Java TW-JFE Exotic woods
Tanglewood Java TW-JFE new Exotic woods
An orchestra or folk guitar sized body is a little bit smaller that a dreadnought. It has a more compact look and feel. To ensure a rich and warm tone the Tanglewood TWJF Java has a solid cedar top. Flip the guitar round to look at the back and you will be surprised. Amara and Spalted Mango have been used to create a stunning back design. It looks spectacular. Especially when you factor in the low price of this folk guitar. Amara has also been used for the sides. Sonokeling is another wood that is not often seen in guitar building. It looks quite similar to rosewood. This has been used for the fingerboard and bridge. The fretboard has been fixed to a nato neck. Mahogany binding around the body looks classy but not over the top. The body and back of the neck on the Tanglewood TWJF has been given a high gloss finish.
The orchestra, folk guitar body shape has a few advantages over bigger jumbo and dreadnoughts. Firstly they are smaller and therefore more compact. That makes the Tanglewood TWJF Java comfortable to play. Especially for smaller people. The smaller body also gives great clarity. More than you would get with a bigger acoustic guitar. This makes it the perfect instrument for fingerstyle guitarists. You don’t get quite the same bass and volume with a folk guitar though.
This folk guitar is exceptional value for money. The Tanglewood TWJF Java looks amazing and has warm, rich tones to match.