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Tanglewood Blackbird Dreadnought Electric Black


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A classically-designed Dreadnought acoustic, equipped with electronics for added versatility.

The Tanglewood Blackbird Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar is designed to evoke a traditional vibe with modern benefits and an elegant look. Inspired by guitars manufactured in the 1930s, the Tanglewood Blackbird features a mahogany top and body with a Techwood bridge and fretboard, providing a familiar feel for seasoned players and a comfortable one for beginners. Equipped with a Tanglewood Premium Plus pickup and electronics system, this acoustic-electric delivers an exciting sound that blends classic and modern. The Blackbird guitars also feature a Smokestack satin finish for an authentic, old-world look.

All-Mahogany Body Produces a Warm, Rich Tone

The Blackbird Dreadnought's all-mahogany body gives it a warm, rich tone that guitarists will find versatile and balanced. Mahogany is a popular tonewood for acoustics because of its resonant properties and ability to produce notes that are clear and articulate. The dreadnought body shape provides enhanced low-end response, making this Tanglewood acoustic-electric ideal for strumming and fingerpicking styles.

Techwood Fingerboard and Bridge for a Familiar Feel

With a Techwood fingerboard and bridge, the Blackbird Dreadnought offers a familiar feel for guitarists accustomed to rosewood or ebony. Techwood is a sustainable alternative with similar tonal properties, providing a comfortable playing experience. The neck has a slim profile for easy handling and access to higher frets.

Premium Pickup System for Amplified Tone Shaping

Tanglewood's Premium Plus pickup and preamp system gives players control over their amplified tone. Adjust the volume, bass, middle and treble to shape your sound based on the venue or musical style. A built-in tuner ensures you're in tune before plugging in to perform or record. The endpin jack allows for quick cable connection and lets the Blackbird maintain its sleek appearance when unplugged.

Timeless Style with Modern Playability

While the Blackbird Dreadnought takes inspiration from 1930s guitar design, Tanglewood built it for today's players. In addition to its excellent amplified capabilities, this acoustic-electric is comfortable to play and easy to transport, with a 1.75" nut width and lightweight mahogany body. The Smokestack satin finish gives it a vintage vibe with a satin sheen. Overall, the Blackbird Dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar is a fusion of classic style and modern performance.

  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Fingerboard: Techwood
  • Bridge: Techwood
  • Pickup/preamp: Tanglewood Premium Plus
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Country of origin: China


  • Slope shoulder Dreadnought body style with electronics
  • Mahogany top, back and sides
  • Techwood fingerboard and bridge
  • Tanglewood Premium Plus pickup and electronics system
  • Smokestack Black Satin finish

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Wood dust, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to