The Tuagh is the first guitar ever to emerge from the BTLX design studio, and is the end result of over two years research and development, searching for exactly the right combination of shape, materials and hardware.
The Tuagh Series takes it's name from the name of our company - BTLX. Tuagh being the Irish word for a Batleaxe.
The Tuagh comes in three varieties.
The Tuagh Carraig semi-solid body electric is our rock powerhouse, and it's only right that an Irish Rock guitar should be named after the old Irish name for a rock, Carraig. Featuring two custom wound Hot Rails humbucker pickups, an under bridge piezo pickup and a simplified control set, this axe really packs a punch.
Moving on to the Tuagh Resonator. This axe pays tribute to possibly the most influential musical genre of modern times, the blues.
Featuring a semi-solid chambered body, the Tuagh resonator takes it's influence from the iconic guitar brands National and Dobro by using a metal spun resonator cone to project its voice loudly, clearly and most importantly acoustically with a unique bright ringing tone.
Of course, the Tuagh resonator isn't purely an acoustic instrument. It can rock along with the best of them too, with a neck position custom wound Hot Rails pickup and an under bridge piezo pickup.
This guitar is particularly well suited to bottleneck slide playing, and it's sound will carry you instantly to the gator infested swamps of Louisiana or the dark smoky blues clubs of Chicago.
And finally we come to the Tuagh Bodhran. This is our folky offering with its roots set firmly in the soil of good old Ireland.
With the same semi-solid chambered body as the resonator, she still produces rich, warm and surpizingly loud acoustic tones thanks to the unique internal resonation chamber which borrows from both banjo's and the traditional Irish drum, the bodhran after which this fine instrument takes it's name.
Just like her resonator cousin, the bodhran also features a custom wound hot rails pickup, and an under bridge piezo to allow your sound to cut through even the loudest of mixes.
Made from select timbers such as maple, rosewood, walnut and spruce as well as some more modern composite materials, such as our own unique micarta and carbon fibre blend, we feel we've created an instrument that looks as stunningly good as it sounds.
The use of timbers such as spruce alongside other more exotic tonewoods like rosewood, walnut and maple allows us to swap out a lot of expensive non-sustainable timbers for more affordable, environmentally friendly ones.
This is both kind on your bank balance and also on the planet.
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