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Tanglewood X70TE Sundance Performance Pro Orchestra with Case

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TWX70TE

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SUNDANCE PERFORMANCE PRO SERIES

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.

 

 

X70 TE

The All Solid Wood Sundance Performance Pro X70 TE model is a traditional, hourglass figured Orchestra  bodied guitar. The Orchestra’s classic hourglass figure means it sits comfortably on the knee, endearing it to players of folk and other fingerpicking-heavy styles of music. The shape ensures it had the perfect balance between playing and comfort. It features a hand selected premium AAA grade solid Spruce top, coupled with genuine Solid Mahogany back and sides.

Hall of Fame luthier Michael Sanden put together a special bracing pattern for the TW70 TE, which features traditional quarter sawn spruce in a tapered style, using a combination of X bracing and fan bracing. This arrangement recovers an outstanding flexibility and tonality from the AAA grade kiln aged solid spruce top, creating a much more stable top than standard bracing. The drawn out harmonic sustain and evenness of tone are testament to Michaels bracing system for sure.

Michael Sanden hand selected the solid spruce as it has a tone that makes it a very good ‘all-rounder’. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, the TW70 TE has been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years!

First, the wood is kiln-dried conventionally to a moisture level of 6 to 10 percent. The wood is then “cooked” in a torrefaction kiln at a high temperature while controlling atmospheric moisture and oxygen levels. After the moisture level is taken to zero percent, the wood is placed in a conditioning chamber where the level of moisture is raised to 3 to 6 percent. The resulting wood boasts greater stability—especially beneficial as it’s exposed to atmospheric moisture during the life of an instrument—due to the closure of the cells when the water and sap is released from the wood.

“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, “The process  makes the guitar feel like a favourite old model that’s been played in daily for the last 20 years… it really does open up the spruce to that degree.”

The solid mahogany used for the back and sides is a dark wood with a tight grain. The mahogany’s density can add great projection to the guitar, adding warmth, but with definition. The combination of spruce and mahogany is one of the most popular, because it offers a tone that is very balanced, but versatile, lending itself very well to most musical styles. Besides serving to form the enclosure of the soundbox, the back and sides of the guitar also act as a sympathetic resonator whose oscillations contribute greatly to the harmonic mix.

The C-shaped profile Mahogany necks are constructed with a traditional dove tail join and the Mahogany itself provides excellent longitudinal strength. The smooth comfortable oval profile works extremely well for all playing styles.

The chrome Grover buttons were chosen as Grover are recognised worldwide as industry leaders for high-quality machine heads.

Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Light E16052 Acoustic Guitar Strings were selected for the Sundance Performance Pro range. Phosphor bronze strings offer the most sensitive, expressive tone that brings out the very best in guitars—virtually taking them to a higher level of play. However, that tone can be short-lived. Elixir Strings has solved this classic conundrum by applying an ultra-thin layer of NANOWEB Coating to protect the string’s windings hence preserving the coveted phosphor bronze tone. Many players prefer the rich, textured tone of phosphor bronze strings. These Elixir Strings capture the sweet spot of that unique phosphor bronze tone and extend it 3-5x longer than conventional strings.

The guitar is finished in a high gloss, violin sunburst, polyurethane finish, which gives it a vintage, classic look and feel.

    Shipping and Returns

    Shipping & Returns

    Shipping

    Direct to Consumer Delivery Policy

    What GIG Guitars Does:

    • GIG Guitars will process an item for a direct to consumer order. This can be shipped to a business or residential address using either Australia Post E-Parcel or StarTrack Express or collected by a courier selected by GIG Guitars on behalf of the Purchaser.
    • GIG Guitars will provide the Consignment details to the nominated email address.

    What we don’t do

    GIG Guitars takes no responsibility for lost or stolen goods.

    Australia Post and Star Track Express have their own policy regarding this procedure. We recommend you visit their websites at http://auspost.com.au/index.html www.startrackexpress.com.au for a better understanding of their proof of delivery policy.

    • As GIG Guitars are delivering on behalf of the purchaser, insurance of the goods is the responsibility of the purchaser. If any goods are damaged in transit, the store takes no responsible for the item and all logistics of return and it’s cost of re-supply.

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    An additional insurance charge will be applied to the invoice.

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    Details of your parcel can then be viewed on the Courier Website, using the Consignment number provided by GIG Guitars. If the matter cannot be resolved easily by tracking the Consignment Number from the relevant tracking Websites, GIG Guitars will endeavor to resolve it.

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    We are not required to provide a refund or replacement if you change your mind. But you can choose a refund or exchange if an item has a major problem.

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    • has a problem that would have stopped someone from buying the item if they had known about it
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    • doesn’t do what we said it would, or what you asked for and can’t be easily fixed.

    Alternatively, you can choose to keep the item and we will compensate you for any drop in value. If the problem is not major, we will repair the item within a reasonable time. If it is not repaired in a reasonable time you can choose a refund or replacement.

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    • The product is faulty
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    • You must contact the store before sending back any items
    • Returns may not be granted for products such as Print Music (due to Copyright Laws), Kazoos, Tin Whistles, Recorders (due to hygiene reasons)
    • Returns will not be granted due to a customer’s change of mind, or ordering the wrong product.
    • All faulty items will be directed back to suppliers for warranty assessment. This is no guarantee that a product will be replaced, repaired or refunded.
    Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Email sales@gigguitars.com.au

    Call Rico on 0488200801

    Tanglewood X70TE Sundance Performance Pro Orchestra with Case
    Tanglewood X70TE Sundance Performance Pro Orchestra with Case
    Tanglewood X70TE Sundance Performance Pro Orchestra with Case
    Description

    tw-sundanceperformancepro.jpg

    SUNDANCE PERFORMANCE PRO SERIES

    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.

     

     

    X70 TE

    The All Solid Wood Sundance Performance Pro X70 TE model is a traditional, hourglass figured Orchestra  bodied guitar. The Orchestra’s classic hourglass figure means it sits comfortably on the knee, endearing it to players of folk and other fingerpicking-heavy styles of music. The shape ensures it had the perfect balance between playing and comfort. It features a hand selected premium AAA grade solid Spruce top, coupled with genuine Solid Mahogany back and sides.

    Hall of Fame luthier Michael Sanden put together a special bracing pattern for the TW70 TE, which features traditional quarter sawn spruce in a tapered style, using a combination of X bracing and fan bracing. This arrangement recovers an outstanding flexibility and tonality from the AAA grade kiln aged solid spruce top, creating a much more stable top than standard bracing. The drawn out harmonic sustain and evenness of tone are testament to Michaels bracing system for sure.

    Michael Sanden hand selected the solid spruce as it has a tone that makes it a very good ‘all-rounder’. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, the TW70 TE has been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years!

    First, the wood is kiln-dried conventionally to a moisture level of 6 to 10 percent. The wood is then “cooked” in a torrefaction kiln at a high temperature while controlling atmospheric moisture and oxygen levels. After the moisture level is taken to zero percent, the wood is placed in a conditioning chamber where the level of moisture is raised to 3 to 6 percent. The resulting wood boasts greater stability—especially beneficial as it’s exposed to atmospheric moisture during the life of an instrument—due to the closure of the cells when the water and sap is released from the wood.

    “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, “The process  makes the guitar feel like a favourite old model that’s been played in daily for the last 20 years… it really does open up the spruce to that degree.”

    The solid mahogany used for the back and sides is a dark wood with a tight grain. The mahogany’s density can add great projection to the guitar, adding warmth, but with definition. The combination of spruce and mahogany is one of the most popular, because it offers a tone that is very balanced, but versatile, lending itself very well to most musical styles. Besides serving to form the enclosure of the soundbox, the back and sides of the guitar also act as a sympathetic resonator whose oscillations contribute greatly to the harmonic mix.

    The C-shaped profile Mahogany necks are constructed with a traditional dove tail join and the Mahogany itself provides excellent longitudinal strength. The smooth comfortable oval profile works extremely well for all playing styles.

    The chrome Grover buttons were chosen as Grover are recognised worldwide as industry leaders for high-quality machine heads.

    Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53 Light E16052 Acoustic Guitar Strings were selected for the Sundance Performance Pro range. Phosphor bronze strings offer the most sensitive, expressive tone that brings out the very best in guitars—virtually taking them to a higher level of play. However, that tone can be short-lived. Elixir Strings has solved this classic conundrum by applying an ultra-thin layer of NANOWEB Coating to protect the string’s windings hence preserving the coveted phosphor bronze tone. Many players prefer the rich, textured tone of phosphor bronze strings. These Elixir Strings capture the sweet spot of that unique phosphor bronze tone and extend it 3-5x longer than conventional strings.

    The guitar is finished in a high gloss, violin sunburst, polyurethane finish, which gives it a vintage, classic look and feel.

    SHAPE: Orchestra/Folk
    TOP: Torrefied Solid Spruce
    BACK: Solid Mahogany
    SIDES: Solid Mahogany
    NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD: Tech Wood
    BRIDGE: Walnut
    MACHINE HEADS: Chrome Grover
    FINISH: Vintage Burst Gloss
    EQ: Fishman Presys+
    STRINGS: Elixir 16052 Phosphor Bronze
    SKU: X70TE
    RANGE: Sundance Performance Pro
    UPC: 810944019903

    UPPER BOUT WIDTH: 292mm
    LOWER BOUT WIDTH: 382mm
    WAIST WIDTH: 241mm
    BODY DEPTH (TOP): 92mm
    BODY DEPTH (BOTTOM): 104mm
    BODY LENGTH: 479mm
    TOTAL LENGTH: 1018mm

    Please Note: Specifications are subject to change at any time. Please refer to https://www.tanglewoodguitars.co.uk/