Tanglewood have an excellent reputation in the UK's sub £500 acoustic guitar market, they are the leading brand, and they have always made decent electric and bas guitars as well.
The all new Signature by Tanglewood TSB58 is their best electric ever though, a faithful LP style make for that £300 price point, with the most playability at this level.
Make no mistake, if you're after a Les Paul, this is THE BEST one we have seen at £300ish, and that includes Tokai, Epiphone and all the others. The Entwistle pickups are top quality with Alnico magnets, you get a solid Mahogany body with flame Maple veneer on the Cherry Sunburst version, and a neck that plays like a dream.
The headstock is small and compact, gloss black to the front with cream binding, a small 3 ply black truss rod cover and a beautiful green Abalone crown and Signature motif on the front. Very nice.
The back also has a gloss finish, with 2 rows of 3-a-side tuners in the Vintage Kluson style, Chrome die-cast with …
Received mine today. Thanks to Guitarbitz for the lightning fast turnaround time and for your brilliant 12 point check...the guitar plays beautifully! It's a basic guitar (no gloss finish, one pickup etc) but I have five other guitars already and just wanted a simple guitar to use for slide....and it looks very cool!!! Might not be suitable for a beginner as the neck is reasonably chunky (it's not huge but there are certainly other guitars out there with slimmer necks.) My only slight disappointment is that the guitar has a cheap looking logo on the headstock, with a white surround...completely different from the one on the guitar, pictured. Nothing to do with Guitarbitz, though, who are the best guitar store in the UK!!!
6th January 2015
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Guitarbitz give an independant review of all the guitars they sell in their shop. Here Guitarbitz review the Encore Blaster Electric Guitar Packages.
The Encore Blaster pack is the answer to anyone who wants to get off to a flying start playing a full sized electric guitar. If you want to get started but arent sure what bitz and pieces you need then worry not! The Blaster Kit has got it all boxed up and ready to go!
Most importantly, the electric guitar needs to be plugged into an amplifier to be heard properly and the Blaster Kit comes with a lead and 10Watt BB Blaster practise amp that can be played quietly, or turned up to make a right racket! The kit also includes other less obvious, but equally important items such as a guitar strap, to play standing up, gig bag to carry and protect the guitar and a stand, so it doesnt fall over when you put it down.
A QuickTune digital guitar tuner makes tuning before you play fast and easy and there is even a DVD to help you get everything set-…