Maclean Tenor


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.


Scale: 580mm 

Frets to body: 14

Body Length: 435mm

Max Body Width: 364mm

Depth: 100mm

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.

Dougie and I in the beautiful Perthshire countryside


Would you like a Tenor built to your exact specifications for the music you play?