Inspired by the guitars made in the 1930s, Tanglewood set out to create a series of instruments that evokes these traditional values, yet offers the benefits a guitar manufactured in the modern era. The Crossroads Series pays homage to the style and sound of classic American instruments of a bygone era. Crossroads guitars feature carefully selected tone woods, precisely crafted tops, a unique bracing pattern that is meant to enhance a players inherit style. Careful attention was also paid to the neck profiles, bridge contouring, and fret inlaying, ensuring that these guitars deliver the outstanding value and performance that is representative of the Tanglewood name. From the gorgeous dark stain finish to the uniquely contoured neck profile and bridge, Crossroads guitars are historic, elegant, and offer outstanding value and performance.