Metropolitan Tanglewood

Metropolitan Tanglewood

In the 1960s National had a guitar named Glenwood, that was roughly the shape of the USA, map shaped as they call it.

National Glenwood white

National Glenwood white

Metropolitan debuted the Tanglewood in March of 1996, conceived by David Wintz (of Robin Guitars fame) who took the old plastic National guitar and made it better in every way possible.

Handmade in Houston Texas, these guitars are exquisite pieces of equipment.

Metropolitan Tanglewood Custom

  • Body: African Fakimba Wood
  • Body detail: scooped -or- German cut (raised top and back)
  • Hardware: polished chrome, nickel & stainless
  • Neck: one piece mahogany set/glued to body
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: abalone & mother of pearl butterfly pattern
  • Tailpiece, truss rod cover, pickguard: custom art deco
  • Bridge pickup: Rio Grande Barbeque Bucker
  • Neck pickup: Genuine Texas Humbucker
  • Knobs: 1 push/pull (coil splitting) volume, 2 tone knobs for each pickup (6 total)
  • Pickup switch: three way selector for bridge pickup
metropolitan tanglewood custom pearl mint green

metropolitan tanglewood custom pearl mint green

Metropolitan Tanglewood Deluxe

  • Body: Basswood
  • Body detail: scooped -or- German cut (raised top and back)
  • Hardware: nickel & stainless
  • Neck: one piece mahogany set/glued to body
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: mother of pearl dots
  • Tailpiece, truss rod cover, pickguard: custom art deco
  • Bridge pickup: Rio Grande Barbeque Bucker
  • Neck pickup: Genuine Texas Humbucker
  • Knobs: 1 push/pull (coil splitting) volume, 1 tone knobs for each pickup (4 total)
  • Pickup switch: three way selector for bridge pickup

 

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe jet black

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe jet black

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe blue

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe blue

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe red

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe red

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe pearl mint green

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe pearl mint green

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe pearl mint green - 2

metropolitan tanglewood deluxe pearl mint green

The Tanglewood comes in the following colors standard:

  • pearl mint green
  • pearl aqua blue
  • jet black
  • tomato red
  • metallic gold

With the following custom options:

  • Seethru finishes on Swamp Ash body
  • Graphics, including “flames”
  • Metal Flakes (large flake)
  • Bigsby Tailpieces
  • Other Wood Options
  • Other Custom Finishes