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Tanglewood Guitars

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Tanglewood Guitars
IndustryMusical instruments
Founded1988; 36 years ago (1988)
Area served

Tanglewood Guitars is an English manufacturer of stringed instruments, including electric, steel-string acoustic and classical guitars, bass guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and guitar amplifiers.[1]

Instruments are designed in the United Kingdom[2] and manufactured in China.[3]


Tanglewood Guitars was founded in London in 1988 and later moved to Biggin Hill, Kent, and opened additional warehouse space in Wetherby, Yorkshire. In 2005, the company began distributing their products in the United States.[4] Tanglewood Guitars received a sales award from MI Pro Trade magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Tanglewood guitars are sold in more than 40 countries.[citation needed] The product range over time has diversified from acoustics, such as the TW line, through to many models and ranges. These include solid-body electrics inspired by solid body Fender (FST), Gibson (TE), or Rickenbacker (AR designs), hollow-body models inspired by the Telecaster Thinline or Gibson 335, and in-house designs such as the TSB range.


  1. ^ Tanglewood Guitars are Coming, Premier Guitar magazine, published 12 December 2007, retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ About Us, Tanglewood Guitar Company, retrieved 26 February 2015.
  3. ^ Tanglewood Guitar Company UK MasterDesign Series TSR2 Acoustic Guitar Review, Gayla Drake, Premier Guitar magazine, published 18 September 2009, retrieved 26 February 2015.
  4. ^ NAMM Preview: Tanglewood Premiere Series, Harmony Central, published 15 July 2005, retrieved 27 February 2015.

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