The Tanglewood Blackbird series is a continuation of their popular Crossroads instrument series. Their design team has created an entirely new range of guitars inspired by the cosmetics of American instruments from the 1940s/50s with the leading construction signature by Michael Sanden and the craft Tanglewood team. Each Blackbird model is carefully reinforced to give a tight bottom-end bass and to have a clear, rich high-end spectrum resonance.
The vintage look of bakelite from the 1940s is created by the use of ivory ABS materials to make the look. This does not affect the sound, but it certainly helps to capture the historical look together with the rsmoky charcoal stained finish. What's not vintage is the stage-ready electro-acoustic Tanglewood Premium Plus Eq system as standard equipment.