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Tanglewood unveils new Sundance Performance Pro series

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Laura  Barnes
Tanglewood unveils new Sundance Performance Pro series

The new range will be available from 24th February.

Tanglewood has introduced its new Sundance Performance Pro series – designed by Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden.

The new flagship guitars boast 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 Master design parallel and fan tapered bracing patterns.

All electro models will feature Fishman Presys Plus electronic systems. The range and tone of the final two X70TE and X15SDTE models are turbocharged with the addition of Torrefied tops.

Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, these two models 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,” explained Master designer Michael Sanden. “It looks and sounds like wood that's been broken in for many years.”

This process is the very latest custom feature to surface amongst high-end boutique guitar luthiers in recent years. The torrefaction process that Tanglewood is 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 US manufacturers.

Tanglewood's ethos of putting musicians first, has resulted in this amazing breakthrough guitar technology becoming available to all players, as standard with UK launch prices of only £899.

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

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