If you’ve watched my tenor guitar videos you will be familiar with English musician Tom Kimber. Tom and I came up with a new model of tenor guitar. The guitar is the same shape and size as the Session King but has a SS design soundboard – it has arching similar to a 90s Sobell guitar for more punch in the mids and a thicker treble.

This first Tom Kimber tenor has a torrefied sitka spruce soundboard, with a stunning dyed burl maple rosette as standard. It features a New Guinea rosewood neck with ebony head veneers front and back, and a body made from beautifully figured Queensland silkwood. The guitar body is fully bound with rocklite ebano, and has a high gloss finish.

In short, many of the popular upgrades folk order with their Session King tenor are standard in the Tom Kimber model.

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  • Material

    Soundboard - torrefied sitka spruce with dyed burl maple rosette.

    Back and sides - stunning figured Queensland silkwood, many other upgrades are possible.

    Neck - New Guinea rosewood.

    Fretboard - rocklite bound bog oak or Royal blackwood.

    Bridge - ebony.
  • Hardware

    Tuners - Gotoh gold banjo tuners

    Frets - Evo gold hand polished frets

    Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
  • Dimensions

    body 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