Tanglewood Tomkat Semi-Hollow Guitar

My TomKat '6J semi

x Top x Back x Under
Tuned g~C~E~A


Tanglewood TomKat TE6J

This was one of the lots in an instrument auction that I could join through the Internet, 26 Guitars plus some amps, (now I really need a Bass combo; the Fender doesn't like it at all when I put a bass through it), and other chordophones; and a good drum kit, (yes I looked at coming out of retirement!!!)
After the auction had finished, the drum kit, (so I'm still retired), all the amps and most of the Guitars and turned down my invitation to Ukulele Corner incorporating the Pony Guitar Sanctuary. Most, but not all! What is coming is a semi-hollow Tanglewood TomKat TE6JH from about 2000, (now discontinued) and a Gremlin Blue Moon BM05 Mandola with a solid spruce top, (it's possibly made by Hora and also discontinued

Now it's here and the TomKat seems quite small for a Guitar? Maybe because I have been playing all of those big Archtops recently? What is certainly the case, and this is something I read in the reviews, it is very light for a Guitar. I'm not convinced yet about the whammy bar, it seems a little flimsy after the Bigsby on the WildKat. I can't judge too much at the moment though as it badly needs new strings, (if nothing else there is only 5 of them). It also needs a good clean so I'll strip off the old strings give it a good clean and put a new set on then fire it up and see if the whammy bar does perform?