The Tanglewood Winterleaf Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is a guitar focused on affordable performance, playability and aesthetics. The natural satin finish means that Tanglewood can give you a solid cedar topped guitar at an excellent price-point. While the natural satin could be seen as a cost-saving measure, the satin finish does actually provide a more smooth and tactile feel. Satin is also a thinner finish than gloss and lets the wood 'breathe' more for enhanced resonance and sustain; many guitars are purposefully spec'd with this finish to gain these benefits.
The Winterleaf Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar puts all the focus on the player, and it provides a solid wood top, fantastic-looking olive wood body, mahogany neck and chrome die-cast tuners for tuning stability. This is the ideal instrument for developing players and value-seeking professionals.
Solid cedar top with olive wood back/sides - delivers a warm and rich tone with a striking aesthetic
Natural satin finish feels smooth and tactile
Eboncore fingerboard - CITES friendly and gives an even response
Dreadnought body style
Body Shape - Dreadnought
Top Material - Solid Cedar
Back/Sides Material - Olive wood
Binding - ABS Ivory
Fingerboard and Bridge Material - Eboncore
Finish - Natural Satin
Neck Material - Mahogany
Saddle - PPS, Compensating
Nut - PPS 43 mm Width
Scale Length - 650 mm
Machine Heads - Small Chrome Die Cast
Bridge Pins - ABS Ivory with Black Dots
Strings - D’Addario EXP16
Solid Cedar Top / Olive Wood Back and Sides
A guitar gets its 'voice' from the top material, and solid woods are inherently more resonant and stable. Cedar gives a lovely dark tone with a 'sweet' and intimate nature. Cedar also 'plays in' quicker than other woods, meaning it'll take less time to develop its true mature character. The olive wood back and sides help to project that tone, giving the stability needed for acoustic volume. While olive wood is a rarer timber in guitar construction, its appearance here makes us wonder why it's not more popular! This wood has a beautiful grain that gives the Winterleaf guitar a fantastic aesthetic on the back and sides. Olive wood lies between mahogany and rosewood in its strength and tonality, so it delivers a slightly darker tonality and the strength needed for projection when used for the back and the sides.
The mahogany neck assists with sustain and resonance while the satin finish (as mentioned) is light enough to let the woods 'breathe' and resonate more fully. The Winterleaf Folk has an eboncore fingerboard; a composite material with a balanced response across its whole length. Eboncore (and other similar materials) are increasingly being used, representing the fact that many different brands are now looking towards more environmentally-responsible materials for guitar production. The eboncore has the look and feel of wood - close your eyes and you'd never know.
Dreadnought Body Shape
The Dreadnought body style is one of the largest guitar body designs, and one of the original acoustic guitar styles. This shape gives a sonorous sound with a full low-end, slightly scooped mid-range, and shimmery treble sound. The cedar top naturally emphasises the mid-range, making this guitar appropriate for all genres of music, and particularly well suited to strumming styles of playing.