Thompson (Preston) D

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Thompson (Preston) D

3,600.00 4,100.00

What a beast.

  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Adirondack top
  • Solid headstock with Thompson mother of pearl logo inlay
  • One Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Figured Ebony headstock overlay
  • Natural nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Style 18 Concentric rings
  • Tortoise Celluloid Binding
  • Top purfling – BWBW
  • Simple Ebony Back strip
  • Nut – 1 3/4” – Strings spacing – 2 5/16”
  • Tortoise Heel Cap
  • Hand graduated top with advanced X bracing
  • Pre-war scalloped Adirondack braces
  • Old Style 1930’s dot position markers
  • Waverly Nickel tuners with butterbean buttons
  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge and bridge pins
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Single action adjustable truss rod
  • Medium Elixir Strings

From the website:

Preston Thompson Dreadnought models are all crafted to produce the tone and volume that the dreadnought guitar was originally designed to achieve. These are powerful instruments that, when needed, stand up to the volume of a mandolin, fiddle and banjo. They have the bass response that provides an almost full orchestral backing to vocals. Their mid-range response and bright trebles take flatpicking and lead playing to new levels of achievement.

These are traditional instruments and all models are based on the famous 1937 Herringbone Dreadnought, owned by the late, great Charles Sawtelle of the award winning bluegrass band, Hot Rize. All feature Red spruce (Adirondack) tops chosen for tap tone and stiffness, advanced X brace placement, hand graduated top thickness, pre-war hand carved scalloped braces, nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes and time tested design features such as dovetail neck joints.

It’s all about sound, and that is what the Thompson Dreadnought specializes in. Regardless of the model – mahogany, East Indian rosewood, Honduran rosewood or Brazilian rosewood, Thompson Dreadnoughts are built with the finest woods, materials and craftsmanship to deliver that sought after pre-war sound and playing feel.


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