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A lot of guitars can look very similar from the front. The real test for an instruments cosmetic is when you turn them round and look at the back. Inspired by Italian marquetry techniques, the Java guitars have an Amara Ebony back and sides with a contrasting strip of Spalted Mango timber defining the back of the instrument and making the Java series really stand out from the crowd.

The back and sides of the Java guitars are crafted from Amara Ebony, a dense and resonant wood known for its deep and rich tones. To add a touch of elegance and contrast, a strip of Spalted Mango timber is used, creating a captivating visual effect that complements the dark ebony.

For the soundboard, the Java guitars feature Solid Spruce tops, a popular choice in acoustic guitars due to its exceptional responsiveness and projection. This combination of tonewoods ensures a well-balanced sound, with warm lows, clear mids, and sparkling highs.

To enhance the playability and tonal response even further, these guitars come fitted with Elixir strings. Elixir strings are renowned for their longevity and bright tone, providing a consistent and smooth playing experience.

Additionally, the Java series guitars are equipped with Fishman Presys EQ systems, offering versatile and reliable electronics for amplified performances. The Fishman Presys EQ system includes a preamp and pickup, allowing musicians to accurately amplify and shape the guitar’s natural sound when plugged into an amplifier or PA system.



Tanglewood TWJ SFCE Java

    • Style - Orchestra
    • Top - Solid Canadian Cedar
    • Back - Amara/Spalt Mango
    • Sides - Amara
    • Fingerboard - Techwood
    • Bridge - Techwood
    • Electronics - Fishman Presys
    • Finish - Natural Gloss


    Please don't hesitate to contact me if you require any further specification details that I haven't mentioned above.

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