In the midst of all the blinking lights and touch-screens, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find some really beautiful workmanship. Not just injection molded plastic and brushed metal, but wood and other natural materials crafted into instruments that I’d be extremely pleased to handle and play.

Tanglewood has a very deep line of accoustic guitars and ukeleles. We got a peak at a couple of acoustic guitar models that will be available to Best Buy.

The Tanglewood Discovery Series is a starter or first-time acoustic guitar. This is a dreadnaught guitar made from spruce (top), mahogany (front, back, neck) and rosewood (fretboard and bridge). 

The discovery serise comes in a variety of colours and finishes to inspire any first-time guitarist

A Bit of Java Please…

The cosmetic of the Java line of guitars, is available in both Acoustic & Electro and feature a Solid Cedar top, Amara sides, and a 3 piece back consisting of Amara/Spalted Mango/Amara. AMARA is a derivative of the Ebony family, so it’s a darker timber which contrasts beautifully with the V cut back wedge of light colour Spalted Mango. Electro models are fitted with Fishman Sonitone pickups.


A big part of musical inspiration comes from an instruments’ sound as well as the player appreciating the aesthetics of the instrument you play. Take these Tanglewood instruments for a spin and see what you think.

Dave Chick
I'm a film / TV composer based in Vancouver BC. Music has always been part of my life, but my first career was in the technology industry as a consultant and project manager. I helped to build and open the Experience Music Project – a rock and roll museum in Seattle. I hold a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University. I also hold a diploma in Audio Engineering from the University of Washington and I’m a graduate of Hummie Mann’s acclaimed Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.