Taran electric

The Lecky as Matheu and I refer to it!

Which Pick-ups?

This choice is entirely yours.

The Electric came out of a project Matheu Watson and I had worked on for 3 years.

Matheu had in mind the pick-up and switching he wanted, with Bare Knuckle Pickups and a 6-way switch with push pull tone pots.

My job was to design a chambered body to get the most from them.

What we came up with is a fixed neck electric using the Telecaster as inspiration. It doesn't look like a tele, I know, but the stripped back design philosophy was the main inspiration. I also once played a '52' Strat that blew my mind because of how it felt unplugged. Alive and almost like an acoustic guitar in range only quieter. I needed to build this element into this guitar and did so by using materials that I would for an acoustic: Mahogany for the neck and body with Spruce for the cap. This guitar is chambered from the back meaning there is a cap on the back too. A floating bridge and jazz style tail piece made it the lively guitar that it is, even when unplugged.  


Scale: 645mm (25.4”)

Frets to body: 16 

Body Length: 455mm

Max Body Width: 377mm

Depth: 42mm

Width at nut: 43mm

Spacing at saddle: 55mm


  • Body in reclaimed Mahogany or Walnut.
  • Front cap is highly figured Spruce.
  • Neck material is reclaimed Mahogany.
  • As with all necks - Carbon Fibre and a two-way truss rod are used for stability.
  • A choice of headstock veneers with matching back graft.
  • Ebano Rocklite finger board bound with 22 frets.
  • Bone nut and saddle which are intonated to any tuning required.
  • Standard nut width is 43mm with a 55mm string spacing at the bridge.
  • Tuners can be either Gotoh 510s or Keith Robson hand made tuners.
  • The Electric comes with a Hiscox Pro II Case and includes delivery in the UK.
It’s an absolute beast! It’s just alive, oh and it’s beautiful!
— Matheu Watson

Would you like a Taran Electric built to your exact specifications for the music you play?