ToneWoodAmp Multieffekt for Acousticguitar

Multi-Effect for Acoustic Guitar

  • No amplifier necessary - the effect can be heard through the guitar's sound hole
  • Easy to install; held in place by magnets
  • 8 Built-in effects like Reverb, Delay, Tremolo, Leslie, Auto-Wah, Overdrive
  • Controllable effect parameters
  • 10 Memory slots
  • Input instrument: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output PA / Amp: 6.3 mm jack
  • Input/Output: iOS device
  • Battery operation via 3 AA batteries - up to 8 hours possible
  • Installation device (X-Brace) and connection cable included

Note: Only works on guitars with pickup system

Further Information

Modelling No
Incl. Tuner No
Expression Pedal No
Headphone Output No
USB Connection No
MIDI Interface No
Battery Operation Yes
PSU included No
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Simply Wow!!
Bob @ Piedmont Guitars, 09.05.2019
I have looked at getting a Tonewood amp for a long time. Ever since they first came out and started putting professional players behind an acoustic with a Tonewood installed in it. I finally got an acoustic guitar that I wouldn't mind forever installing the X bracing mount in it. I put it in a PRS SE T-60 Tonares made of Ziricote. Stunning to look at, but with the Tonewood amp in it. It's just amazing. Magical wouldn't be too far of a stretch! Really!! There are so many videos out there now for this device. Go watch a few and you'll not believe your ears. Wear headphones! online videos are compressed, and sometimes the effect doesnt come across as well as it does in person.
Pros: for the price, you really get so very much!!! The sound coming out of the sound hole, will inspire you to pick up your acoustic so much! From 3 flavors of reverb, to various delay and other modulation effects, to even gain if you want a little growl on your melody. Its just so intense, you must hear it for yourself. This is probably the wave of the future when it comes to acoustic guitars. The sound, all the effects, everything, comes out of the sound hole. You aren't plugging into some other piece of equipment like a PA or acoustic guitar amp or anything else. It is a stand alone piece of gear that will blow your mind. But, and this is a big but, if you want to plug in, you have that option also, and all the effects that were coming from the sound hole, is now coming out of the speakers. You can even record through this beauty. And its small enough to fit in the little cargo containers in most acoustic cases.
Cons: READ the directions before you start installing the x brace. This is so important, it cannot be understated. Where that brace goes, is all dependent on what body size the guitar has. Also, this is for acoustic electrics only! If you have a straight acoustic guitar, you are going to need a pickup installed. They make a sound hole pickup you can retrofit if your guitar is not an A/E, but I don't have any experience with that. So you plug the Tonewood amp, into the jack that connects to the piezo pickup under the saddle. This is where the Tonewood gets its signal from. So you have to have that connection going on. It takes that signal, and then vibrates the back of the guitar, to produce the effects. That's why it comes out of the sound hole and not out of a speaker. The body of the guitar is the speaker. Its truly an amazing piece of equipment.
dialing in the amount of effects takes some doing. too much effect, and you get a feedback scream, just like putting a microphone in front of an amp. Balancing the amount of effect, vs the volume of the effect, is a time consuming process. But so worth it. It's simply beautiful once it's all in place...
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You will never want to play without one
Marty V, 18.12.2019
This incredible product has expanded my musical horizon.
I first saw a demo of this product on the Andertons Youtube channel in the Interview with Mike Dawes, an incredible fingerstyle player from the UK. This is not an amplifier in the usual sense, it will not make your acoustic guitar sound louder. It will add effects like delay, reverb and modulation to your acoustic guitar. It does so by vibrating the back of the guitar and the result comes out of the sound hole.
You will need a nylon or steel string acoustic guitar with some sort of element built in. The back of the guitar has to be flat. The signal goes in to the Tonewood Amp which attaches magnetically to the back of the guitar. In order to do this you will have to install a magnetic X-brace to the inside of your guitar.
The online manual will help you there and having some scotch tape ready beforehand is a good idea (the kind that does not leave residue on your guitar).
When properly installed you can explore 8 different effects anywhere you feel like, Three reverbs, Hall, Room, Plate, then Delay, Tremelo, Lesly, Autowah and Distortion. The latter works best with a soundhole pick up and sounds awful with a Piezo. Fortunately you can upgrade the firmware via micro usb from a PC or Mac and change the distortion effect to Chorus. Great improvement.
Also there is an IO cable available to send MIDI generated music from your IOS device to the Tonewood amp for extra effects or backing tracks. I have an Android phone so I did not try this. It is not supported because there is no MIDI in Android yet.
The Tonewood amp comes with one X-brace. You can order more separately but they are a bit expensive which is a downside. Also a big downside of the series I got is that it will not take common rechargeable batteries. These usually have a slightly larger diameter than regular batteries and get stuck in the housing or can damage the PCB inside. Tonewood has promised to widen the cavity in the next series but for now recommend using special brands of rechargeables or taping them together or even worse loosening the screws on the housing to release stuck batteries.
As to build quality it feels solid and the knobs have a nice feel to it when turning or pushing. The different menu-knob combinations can be a bit difficult to get at first but that is what the manual is for.
Connecting a USB cable is a bit glitchy, the connector has to have a long tip. Also do not move the amp or cable around when updating.
I have played my guitar and tonewood amp at home, outside and in bars. To much amazement and delight to the audience and of course myself. Also I have used it as a Direct In (DI) to a mixer which is a nice feature. A downside there can be the power save mode you will need to disable up front. Also it does not work on external power as far as I have found but it will work for 8 hrs with fresh AA batteries.
Every guitar and pickup is different so you can store guitar profiles with their relative gain and volume settings and every effect has ten memory slots available. Also you can filter out feedback frequencies if necessary.
Seriously, to have reverb or delay coming from your guitar is awesome. Having Autowah (frequency filtering) available when you do a Stevie Wonder or Jimmy makes everyone goes whoo. You will get it once you play with it. And you will never want to play without it.
Yeah it is exactly like a Yamaha Transacoustic but you can put it on more than one guitar. I have installed X-braces to a Yamaha AX 6 and a Yamaha AX4, A Thomann Classical Fusion 8 and a Fender DG8-S (both with a Fishman Presys built in) Have fun!
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Sounds good!
MD2, 04.05.2020
First, let me address the padding on the back. There is a very thin film protecting the foam "suction padding" that needs to be removed prior to use. It adheres to the guitar more securely in addition to the x-brace magnet with the film removed. Well let me tell you that mine was very hard to peel off. I initially thought that I had to peel off the whole padding, but that was not supposed to be the case.

Other than that, the unit itself is a joy to play with acoustics. Once you get used to having ambiance while playing, it is hard play without it. I just updated my firmware and replaced the distortion effects with chorus. I think it was wise for them to do that. Works and sounds much better.
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Not bad but not brilliant
Nikša, 27.01.2020
I used to play Yamaha Transacoustic series LS and LT series and I think that they deliver much more natural reverbation in comparison with Tonewood. TW idea is brilliant but all in all - it sounds too shallow...
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