The Tenor is the outcome of a project Dougie MacLean and I worked on in 2016. Dougie, who also plays a Tirga Beag, was looking for a Tenor to do accompaniment work on his album 'New Tomorrow' which he released in 2017.
Dougie was seeking an instrument that had a woody cut with good separation and chunky trebles. What we came up with was a Mahogany and Adirondack Tenor with a scale of 580mm. Using bracing inspired by the Taran I build, it allowed this small guitar to sing and have a surprisingly full bass as well as the chunk in the trebles needed in any amazing Tenor.
Frets to body: 14
Body Length: 435mm
Max Body Width: 364mm
Width at nut: 38mm
Spacing at saddle: 44mm
- Back and sides in either reclaimed Mahogany or pre-CITES 2017 Indian Rosewood.
- Soundboards are the Finest Adirondack Spruce.
- Neck material is Spanish Cedar.
- 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 19 frets.
- Bone nut and saddle which are intonated to any tuning required.
- Standard nut width is 38mm with a 44mm string spacing at the bridge.
- Your choice of either Waverlys or Schaller Grand Tuners.
- The MacLean Tenor comes with a Hiscox Pro II Case and includes delivery in the UK.
Would you like a Tenor built to your exact specifications for the music you play?