The Session King tenor guitar is regarded by many as the best handmade tenor guitar in the market today.
Not many luthiers take the tenor guitar, or the longer scale plectrum guitar very seriously. Many of you may own a vintage tenor guitar. Disappointing aren’t they? Tenor guitar design was overdue an overhaul, and that’s just what I did.
The handmade Session King tenor guitar is turning out to be one of my more popular models. Order the stripped down basic model, or upgrade the materials for something a little more special.
The most popular upgrade is to opt for a torrefied sitka soundboard – the sound is a little more open and complex than that of a cedrela soundboard. But the cedrela is nothing to be sniffed at – it has a great raw sound you can’t get from spruce.
Most of these pictures are of Session Kings with multiple upgrades – You can design your own Session King according to your taste and budget.
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.
Ed Baden-Powell - England
Steve Wilke, USA
I really can’t imagine how its sound could be improved upon.
Will Morgan, USA
Pamela Davis, USA
Bob MacNeil, Canada
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 - rocklite bound ebony or bog oak.
Bridge - rocklite ebano
HardwareTuners - Gotoh gold banjo tuners
Frets - Evo gold hand polished frets
Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
Dimensionsbody width: 395mm 15 1/2″
body depth - 110mm 3.9″
scale - 24.75″ or 22" or custom
nut - 32mm or custom
tuning - GDAE, GDAD, ADAD or similar