Taran Tirga Mhor, Royal Fenland Oak & Swiss Moon Spruce

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"Tirga Mhor, pronounced ‘Chigora Mor’ is Harris’s second highest peak. She faces north east looking out over the forgotten ridges of North Harris and on to the plains of Lewis."

Rory Dowling's Tirga Mhor model is his take on the 12-fret 000, designed in part with feedback and discussions with fingerstyle legend Martin Simpson in mind. As one can easily see, this is a 000 that has gone off in some unique directions. Loads of player-friendly features abound - a multi-scale fan-fret design, a bevelled armrest, and a generous cutaway make an already comfortable mid-sized guitar even more delectable. But the real treat is the unusual combination of Swiss moon spruce and 5000-year-old Royal Fenland oak, and Rory's stunning, creative use of Scottish elm, African blackwood and cedar for the appointments.

  • Model: Tirga Mhor
  • Top: Swiss moon spruce
  • Back and sides: 5000-year-old Royal Fenland oak
  • Neck: Lightly rippled Honduran mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Purfling: African blackwood and green and blue veneers
  • Headstock veneer: Scottish elm, hot sand faded front and back
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s 21:1 with gold and black buttons
  • Bracing: Compression braces
  • Side construction: Fully kerfed in western red cedar and sea foam green veneers
  • Nut: 45.5mm
  • String spacing at bridge: 58mm
  • Serial number: 136
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Calton case: Black with aqua interior


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Taran Tirga Mhor, Royal Fenland Oak & Swiss Moon Spruce
Rory's Tirga Mhor is his take on the 000 design
5000-year-old Royal Fenland oak is matched with Swiss moon spruce, an absolutely stunning combination
Features that make this guitar even more playable include a multi-scale fan-fret design, beveled armrest and Florentine cutaway


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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