Owning a Taran

Ways to buy an instrument from Taran Guitars

Your our bespoke instrument

I love working with people to create the instrument that is truly theirs. The most essential element in this journey is for me to understand what you as a player require completely. We can start this process either by having a conversation face to face*, or by meeting at the workshop to try guitars. From this point we will develop a brief for your very own custom instrument. Using the models in my range as a starting point, along with our brief, I guarantee to build your own truly unique, world class instrument.

The starting price for a bespoke guitar and fitted Calton Case is £7200 (EX VAT) . I’m currently taking orders for delivery in Summer 2022.

* Thank you technology! Wherever you are, we can have an in-depth conversation about what it is that you are looking for in an instrument, free of charge and as many times as we need to pin down the brief so that when you open your case at the end of the process your ears and eyes will be delighted.


Start the process, let's talk  -  rorydowling@taranguitars.co.uk 



Dowling Signatures 

Dowling Signature is a series of instruments built to the highest level that celebrates my 12 years of guitar making expertise. 

Each instrument is meticulously hand crafted and uniquely detailed in my workshop in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife and uses the finest materials that I have coveted over the years. All of the developments that have been made sonically with some of the worlds best musicians make a DS truly world class in every aspect. 

These one of a kind are available through The North American Guitar London

payment structure

If you would like to order a bespoke instrument, I ask for a non-refundable deposit of £500 ($650). This secures your place in the order book and protects you from any future price increases. 

Making an instrument of this quality takes time. I’m currently taking orders for delivery in early 2022. When I start to build your instrument, I ask for the second payment, which is half of the remaining total. When your instrument is ready for collection or shipment, I ask for the final balance.

young player bursary

Taran Guitars has always worked with and supported young musicians. If you are under 30, studying and/or playing professionally and would like to have a guitar built exactly for your future in music the Taran Guitars Young Player build slot for July 2020 is now open.



taran guitars guarantee

I am committed to delivering high quality service and products. In my time as an instrument maker, I have built instruments for people all over the world. All of my clients have been delighted. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your Taran Guitars instrument, please tell me immediately and organise to have the instrument returned to me. When I have received the instrument, I will either build you another instrument, or refund you, less deposit and shipping costs.