Taran Tirga Beag, Cocobolo & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned


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Taran Guitars, aka Rory Dowling, has fast become one of our most in-demand luthiers, therefore it's a rare treat when a pre-owned Taran Tirga Beag becomes available.

The Tirga Beag is larger than OM in width and depth but not in length, making it feel very compact and comfortable for its size. It is designed with volume and headroom in mind, with a full rich tone perfect for smaller audiences and solo playing. It is perfect for flat picking and accompaniment with good separation between strong clear bass and thick trebles.

This Tirga Beag, pronounced ‘Chigora Beg’ features cocobolo back and sides with an Adirondack spruce top. It was built in 2014 and has since received a repair to a small cosmetic crack to the back of the guitar. The repair was fully carried out by Rory Dowling himself, with the back being fully refinished, therefore the crack is not visible and fully repaired.

This guitar is being sold via our Sell From Home service and is located with the seller in the UK.

  • Model: Tirga Beag
  • Year: 2014
  • Cocobolo back and sides
  • Adirondack spruce top
  • reclaimed Brazilian mahogany neck
  • Macassar ebony headstock front and back veneers
  • Double sides with Scottish sycamore
  • Ebony bindings
  • Mosaic cocobolo rosette
  • Ebony board and bridge
  • 59mm string spacing at the saddle
  • 46mm nut width
  • 645mm scale length
  • Standard C neck profile
  • Originally built for Alastair Mckenzie
  • Gotoh 510 tuners
  • Ladder bracing 
  • Cylindrical back
  • Hiscox hard shell case
  • Guitar has had a back refinish due to a small cosmetic crack, fully repaired by Taran guitars.


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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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