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Kris and Matheu demo Taran guitars
Rory Dowling has been making stringed instruments since 2002 and it is his belief that a truly extraordinary instrument is the result of the meticulous selection of the finest tonewoods and careful construction along with a clear vision of the end result. This straight forward set of guidelines seems to be paying off for Rory as his Taran instruments sound spectacular.
Rory explains a little more:
Taran is Gaelic for ‘Thunder’. Ever since my childhood I have spent many an hour roaming the hills of the Outer Hebrides on Scotland's West Coast. One of the hills of Harris, which has always struck me with great awe and mystery, is the ‘Taran Mhor’. Tucked behind the steep climbs of ‘Sgianait’ its western face rises vertically from the waters of the mouth of Loch Resort and then falls north slowly until it turns into the first flat plains of Lewis. I've seen the Taran in high summer days basking in light breeze and I've seen her in deep winter gloom, brooding over days gone by, every day she has a tale to sing.
Here's a taste of how Taran guitars sing with two of Spiral Earth's favourite players, Kris Drever and Matheu Watson.
Once you've tried that check out more Taran footage via his site HERE