Our solid and semi solid body electric model. The Tuagh is the flagship of our range.
Formerly known as the Holy Trinity which encompassed three unique models, we've taken the bold step of merging them into one model which comes in three separate configurations - you decide which you prefer. Essentially it's just a name change, but we like the new name, because of what it means. It's the ancient Irish name for a Battle-Axe.
Starting with the Tuagh Carraig solid body electric pictured above. This 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.
Don't forget of course that all Tuagh models come with the option of the amazing Mrs BTLX's Custom Finish Shoppe decoupage finishes.
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.
At BTLX, we've tried to simplify your playing experience too - after all, we're guitarists not sound engineers. So with that in mind, we've taken the bold step of removing volume and tone controlls from the guitar, replacing them simply with on/off switches for each pickup.
This allows you the freedom to instantly mix the pickups in whatever configuration you like, but you won't be distracted by trying to dial in your perfect tone or fiddling with volumes. Lets face it, you don't need all that fancy stuff to make beautiful sounds with your acoustic, and all those controls are duplicated on your amp anyway.
Keep it simple - focus on your playing.
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