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Taran Guitars

Speciality: Makes Guitars Web: www.taranguitars.co.uk Phone: 07736 066345 Email: rorydowling@taranguitars.co.uk Address: Arncroach Pittenweem KY10 2RE Opening Hours: Visits by appointment only

Rory Dowling has been making stringed instruments since 2002. His early career was planned to be in Furniture design but shortly after gaining a degree in Furniture Design and Craftsmanship from High Wycombe he turned my attention to stringed instruments.
“Instruments have always fascinated me, both in the way they’re made and how they work”. Rory believes a good instrument should sing to you when you open the door and his approach to building is one of questioning and experimentation – to challenge function and aesthetic.
Rory feels that good aesthetics lie in shape, proportion and colour. He details his instruments with this in mind, using line and colour to emphasize a particular colour tone of wood, highlight a shape or area, or give the instrument a certain character.

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