Introducing the Parlour King tenor guitar – a timeless instrument meticulously crafted to deliver classic charm and exceptional performance. Embodying the essence of traditional parlour guitars, this model combines vintage aesthetics with modern standards of craftsmanship and playability to create a truly remarkable musical companion.

Crafted with precision and attention to detail, the Parlour King tenor guitar boasts a traditional body shape that exudes elegance and sophistication. Its compact size makes it perfect for intimate performances, home recording sessions, or noisy sessions in the pub.

Despite its modest dimensions, the Parlour King packs a punch when it comes to tone. With a carefully selected soundboard and high-quality materials, this instrument produces a rich, warm sound that resonates with depth and clarity. Like its counterpart, the Session King, the Parlour King can be customised to suit your preferences and playing style. Choose from a variety of wood options, finishes, and hardware to create a truly personalised instrument that reflects your unique musical identity.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an acoustic enthusiast seeking a vintage-inspired treasure, the Parlour King tenor guitar promises to exceed your expectations.

The Parlour King tenor guitar – where classic design meets modern performance.



"The Parlour Tenor is gorgeous in every way. It has a beautiful tone and a huge range, from ringing trebles on top to an amazingly big low end for such a small body. The craftsmanship is a wonder to behold, the instrument is incredibly responsive, and it’s a joy to play. The Parlour Tenor - one of the best guitars of any kind I’ve ever played, and by far the best tenor. A real treasure. "

Taylor, New York, USA
"I'm extremely delighted with my parlour sized tenor guitar from Nigel. The workmanship and skill in making this instrument is no less than impeccable. The most unexpected surprise for me is the sheer power of sound that comes from such a wee instrument. The mahogany timber which I chose gives a warm and sweet sound. I just find immense joy noodling and performing on this beautiful instrument.”

Mel Tompkins, Victoria, Australia
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  • Material

    Soundboard - cedrela - a lightweight durable hardwood which has the appearance of a mahogany, yet a tone more like that of a thirty year old mahogany guitar.

    Many upgrades are available.

    Back and sides - mahogany, once again, many upgrades are possible.

    Neck - mahogany, Pacific maple, American maple or New Guinea rosewood.

    Fretboard - ebony or bog oak with rocklite binding.

    Bridge - rocklite ebano
  • Hardware

    Tuners -Chrome Gotoh 510

    Frets - Evo gold hand polished frets

    Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
  • Dimensions

    body width: 330mm 13″
    body depth - 100mm 4.3″
    scale - 24.75″ or 22" or custom
    nut - 32mm or custom
    tuning - GDAE, GDAD, ADAD or similar