Having made many Session King tenor guitars, I decided to make a more traditionally sized tenor. In many respects, the Session King and Parlour King tenor guitars are very similar – the basic design – the flat soundboard, the thicknessing and bracing pattern are similar. Even the shape – the PK-T is a narrow version of the SK-T
The Parlour King has a more traditional guitar headstock, with guitar tuners rather than the Session King banjo design.
Soundwise – the Parlour King being smaller has a little more focus but certainly packs a punch.
Order the stripped down basic model, which is hard to beat, or upgrade the materials for something a little more special.
If you’d like a handmade tenor guitar, and you want the best, get in touch through the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Taylor, New York, USA
Mel Tompkins, Victoria, Australia
MaterialSoundboard - 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
HardwareTuners -Chrome Gotoh 510
Frets - Evo gold hand polished frets
Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
Dimensionsbody 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