John's Tirga Beag


A more hands on Tirga Beag

"Observing the whole process of building the guitar from start to finish was a real privilege. The range of skills required and the attention to detail was amazing. Helping out with one or two of the simple jobs was a bonus…..but the really unique part for me was the planning. I got to play some of Rory’s guitars and look at pictures of his back catalogue. Rory got to know my style of playing, the sort of sound and the aesthetics I was looking for. He put all this together and the end result is superb: international tone woods with some local burr wood detail - beautiful tone and plays really well."

   -  Dr John Marston


  • Back & Sides - Beautiful 4 piece Belizean Rosewood.
  • Sound board - Master grade Adirondack.
  • Neck - Old medium dense reclaimed Mahogany.
  • Ebano fret board.
  • Ebano Bindings with Scottish Sycamore purfling made inhouse .
  • Crail Elm for the rosette and Bevel.
  • Bevel with hot sand fade.
  • Gotoh 510 tuner in silver with black buttons. 
  • Ebony hand carved bridge with ebony pins. 
  • Headstock faces in book matched Madagascan Rosewood  and black veneer below. 
  • Sterling Silver hand cut t.