Young Player Bursary


Over the years I have worked with and supported a number of incredible young talented musicians. It has been a privilege to work alongside these young players to develop instruments for them and their future in music. The Taran Guitars Young Player Bursary has been born out of this experience.

The Bursary offers one young musician, who is 30 years of age or under and is either playing professionally and/or studying, the opportunity to commission their very own instrument at a significantly reduced rate. 

Chris Amer playing his 5-string Tenor, Young Player Bursary

Chris Amer playing his 5-string Tenor, Young Player Bursary


  • Every year there is one build slot available which is open via application only.

  • The starting price for guitars will be £3500 and for mandolins £1650. This equates to a reduction of approximately 65% on the current Taran price list*

  • The successful candidate will have the option to upgrade their instrument at an additional cost.

  • A payment plan can be arranged to spread the cost over a specified time period.

*accurate as of July 2019


You must be:

  • 30 years old or under and;

  • Playing professionally and/or studying music


To apply for the Taran Guitars Young Player Bursary please complete the below form. 

The Young Player build slot for July 2020 is now open and applications are being received.

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th February 2020.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an informal telephone discussion.

taran guitars young player bursary

application form

Name *
E.g. Education, Professional Experience
Please tell us why you are applying to the Taran Guitars Young Player Bursary
Please include a relevant recent link to your music or send an mp3. to

previous young players