Taran DS3 Tirga Mhor, Artist Grade Tasmanian Blackwood & Master Grade Bearclaw Swiss Spruce - Pre-Owned


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The Taran Tirga Mhor DS3 is a 2018 build from the Dowling Signature series of guitars that Taran's Rory Dowling builds to commemorate his 15 years of guitar building and also to allow himself to push the boundaries and try different innovations and features.

This guitar, previously owned by renowned UK fingerstyle guitarist Martin Simpson, features Artist Grade Tasmanian blackwood for the back and sides with a Master Grade Bearclaw Swiss Moon spruce top. It has been built with Taran's cylindrical back and compression back braces design, and the sides are lined with padauk.

This Tirga Mhor has Taran's signature hot sand faded rosette, bevel and headstock veneers. A padauk neck is topped by an ebano fretboard, decorated with ebano binding, nine-carat gold fret markers and EVO gold wire frets with semi-hemispherical fret ends.  

The guitar is in excellent condition and includes a Hiscox Artist hard shell case.

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

  • Back and Sides: Artist grade Tasmanian Blackwood, Closed-cell foam side construction with Paduak, Taran Guitars compression back braces
  • Soundboard: Master grade Bear Claw Swiss Spruce
  • Rosette: Hot sand faded Tasmanian Blackwood
  • Bindings: Ebano & Scottish Sycamore purfling
  • Front Purfling: Padauk
  • Bevel: Hot sand faded flamed Jarah
  • Cutaway: Mitred-grain-matching
  • Neck: Padauk with graft and volute, 2 way-truss rod & carbon fibre reinforcements
  • Headstock: Hot sand faded flamed Jarah front & back
  • Black 0.3mm veneers under sheaths
  • t. inlayed in gold
  • Fretboard: Ebano, Bound with Ebano on fretboard edge, 9ct gold dots with 9ct gold circles at 12th fret
  • Frets: 2 by 1 Evo gold wire with semi-hemispherical fret ends
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s 21:1 in gold with black buttons
  • Bridge: Hand-carved in Ebony, Ebony bridge pins, nut and bridge piece in bone
  • Scale: 645mm
  • Frets to Body: 12
  • Width at Nut: 46mm
  • Spacing at Saddle: 61mm
  • Fingerboard radius: 12” at Nut 16” at 14th fret
  • Case: Hiscox Artist


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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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