John Mayes started making guitars in the mid 90’s and then went to work for Dana Bourgeois at the start of Pantheon Guitars. Later he went on to create his own Mayes Guitars.
In early 2007, he went to work for McPherson Guitars and created guitars there for 2 years. Early 2009 moving back to Oklahoma City, he went back to making his own guitars. John has contributed to creation of over 1000 guitars between his own Mayes Guitars and Bourgeois and McPherson.