Tárogató makers today

 

Following World War II the best known companies ceased making tárogatós. (They were ruined during the war.) Only few individual made a small number of instruments.

At the moment there are four masters who make tárogatós at present:

1. Béla Agócs 98541 Savoly 145 (to be found 4 kms from Fülek, Slovakia)

2. Pál Gregus 6500 Baja, Mathiasz János út 23. Tel: 36 79 325 668

3. József Tóth&János Barcza 1034 Budapest, Selmeci ut 34. Tel: 36 30 687-9291

 

4, Csehovics Gábor 3864 Fulókércs, Szebenye puszta 4 Tel: 46 470 - 108  

The most vulnerable part of tárogatós is the mouthpiece. János Grúber specialised in making and repairing mouthpieces.
5. János Grúber 115 Budapest, Adria út 21. Tel: 36 1 419 2672
 
At the national and international meetings makers place their latest “models” on show. It is also possible to rehearse on them.