Tanglewood : Left Handed Electric Guitars and Basses

Tanglewood Guitars is a British guitar brand, founded in 1990 in England by owner Dirk Kommer.  Until recently this brand was almost exclusively sold within the UK, however after winning several industry awards the company has expanded and is now distributed in over 35 countries worldwide.

Although primarily known for their fantastic and affordable acoustic instruments, Tanglewood do produce a range of electric guitars and basses of which 5 are currently available left handed.  Hopefully we’ll see this range expand as the company grows!

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer from this British company…

Tanglewood TSB 58 CSB LH Left Handed Guitar

Tanglewood TSB 58 CSB Left Handed Guitar Lefty

BODY Solid Mahogany
TOP Flame Maple Veneer
NECK (MATERIAL) Mahogany
NECK (BUILD) Set Neck
FINGERBOARD Rosewood
PICKGUARD Cream
BINDING Cream ABS Front
NUT (WIDTH) Cream ABS (43mm)
SCALE LENGTH 630mm
MACHINE HEADS Kluson Style with Tulip Buttons
HARDWARE Nickel
FINISH Cherry Sunburst Gloss
PICKUPS 2 x Entwistle Alnico HV58

 

Tanglewood DBT 6 BK LH Lefty Guitar

Tanglewood DBT 6 BK Left Handed Guitar Lefty


BODY
Wutong
NECK (MATERIAL) Maple
NECK (BUILD) Bolt on, 1 piece
FINGERBOARD Rosewood
PICKGUARD White/Black/White
NUT (WIDTH) White ABS (43mm)
SCALE LENGTH 630mm
MACHINE HEADS Chrome Die cast
HARDWARE Nickel
FINISH Black Gloss
SWITCH 5-Way Selector, White Cap
PICKUPS 3 x Single Coil Entwistle X1

Tanglewood TSB59 CH LH Left Handed Guitar

Tanglewood TSB59 CH Left Handed Guitar Lefty

TOP Maple
BACK Maple
SIDES Maple
NECK (MATERIAL) Maple
NECK (BUILD) One Piece
PICKGUARD 3 Ply, ABS B/W/B
FINGERBOARD Rosewood
BRIDGE Chrome Tune-o-matic
BINDING Ivory ABS
NUT (WIDTH) Ivory ABS (43mm)
SCALE LENGTH 634mm
MACHINE HEADS Chrome Grover style
FINISH Cherry Gloss
PICKUPS Entwistle Vintage Alnico

Tanglewood TSB49 TBS LH Lefty Guitar

Tanglewood TSB49 TBS Left Handed Guitar Lefty

TOP Flame Maple
BACK Mahogany
SIDES Mahogany
NECK (MATERIAL) Mahogany
NECK (BUILD) One Piece
FINGERBOARD Rosewood
PICKGUARD Rosewood
TAILPIECE Rosewood
BRIDGE Rosewood
BINDING Ivory ABS
NUT (WIDTH) Ivory ABS (43mm)
SCALE LENGTH 652mm
MACHINE HEADS Grover style, Black Buttons
FINISH Tobacco Sunburst Gloss
PICKUPS Entwistle Vintage Alnico

Tanglewood RVB2 VS LH Bass Guitar

Tanglewood RBV2 VS Left Handed Bass Guitar Lefty

TOP Spruce Veneer
BODY Hollow Flame Maple
NECK (MATERIAL) Maple
NECK (BUILD) Set Neck
FINGERBOARD Rosewood
NUT (WIDTH) ABS Ivory White (43mm)
SCALE LENGTH Short Scale 770mm
MACHINE HEADS Deluxe Die-cast Chrome
PICKGUARD Perloid
FINISH Vintage Sunburst Gloss
PICKUPS 2 x Humbucker
PICKUP CONTROL On/Off, Rhythm & Solo

Tanglewood Website

The Tanglewood is excellent, if a little dated in looks.  It’s great to see that they’ve taken the effort to accommodate for lefty players through their inclusion of left handed sections on the website.  There is an option to browse all of the left handed guitars which then splits off into sub categories such as lefty basses, electrics and even banjos – great work Tanglewood!

For more information:
Tanglewood Guitars Website

 
4 replies
  1. nelson cintron
    nelson cintron says:

    Im interested in the Tanglewood TSB49 TBS LH Lefty Guitar model or Tanglewood TSB59 CH LH Left Handed Guitar. how much they go for? are they shippable to Puerto Rico (USA)?
    thx

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