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