Taran DS14 Tirga Mhor, Pernambuco & Italian Spruce


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This incoming Taran Tirga Mhor is due to deliver in autumn 2022 and will feature a stunning set of pernambuco for the back and sides, paired with an Italian spruce top. It has a subtle fan fret for comfort and accessibility, as well as a 14-fret body join.

As part of the DS (Dowling Signature) Series, this guitar is spec'ed and crafted by master luthier, Rory Dowling, to create the highest quality of the instrument, incorporating the top-spec tonewoods, innovative processes, and Rory's personal preference of design. With over 14 years of experience, knowledge, and tried and tested processes, we trust that Rory's choices for this DS model will equate to a guitar with optimum tonal capabilities, great playability, and stunning aesthetics, characteristic of Taran Guitars.

  • Back and sides: Pernambuco (fully kerfed-sides in western red cedar)
  • Soundboard: Italian spruce
  • Bracing: Taran compression braces
  • Neck: Santos mahogany
  • Neck shape: Negative taper, slim C
  • Truss rod: Two-way w/ carbon fibre reinforcements
  • Fretboard: FSC MG African blackwood with gold fret markers
  • Bridge: Hand-carved in FSC African blackwood
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Headstock: Hot sand faded Scottish burr elm
  • Inlay: 0.3mm coloured veneers under sheaths, "T" inlayed in gold
  • Taran bevel: Yes
  • Soundport: Bound
  • Binding: Ebano
  • Purfling: Rippled walnut with red detailing
  • Rosette: Hot sand faded Scottish walnut with red detailing
  • Fret wire: EVO Gold with semi-hemispherical fret ends
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s, 21:1 ratio, gold with black buttons
  • Scale length: 645-660mm
  • Nut width: 45mmm
  • Spacing at saddle: 59mm
  • String weight: 12-56
  • Fretboard radius: 12" at nut, 16" at 18th
  • Case: Calton (orange exterior, black interior)


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Taran Guitars

Set up by Rory Dowling in 2007, Taran Guitars quickly became synonymous with high-quality instruments played by amazing musicians, such as Martin Simpson, and guitar players throughout Britain and beyond. 

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All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied