The TMC035 proves a very pleasant, open-voiced performer, with supple dynamics and a sparkling yet warmishly underpinned tone.
The gain- packed LRT-Pro system proves a sympathetic powered partner, and our sample’s inter-string output balance is refreshingly spot-on.
The Scoop slider, dipping up to -6dB at 1kHz, is a particularly useful adjunct to the main 500Hz EQ slider for reining back unwanted mids, while the treble and bass bands are efficient at tempering the instrument’s brightish timbre when required and fleshing out the low-end respectively.
The auto-chromatic tuner works accurately, and the ‘OK’ legend denoting in-tune status is a matey touch.
Pros: Deluxe, retro looks; open, supple sounds.
Cons: Lack of strap button at the heel.
Verdict: An easy player with fingerstyle appeal.