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.
Other specifications include:
East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides Adirondack top Solid headstock with Thompson mother of pearl logo inlay Honduran Mahogany neck with volute Figured Ebony headstock overlay Natural nitrocellulose lacquer finish 3 Ring 28 Style Rosette Ivoroid Binding Top purfling – Herringbone Back purfling – BW Zig Zag Back strip Nut – 1 3/4” – String spacing – 2 5/16” Ivoroid Heel Cap Hand graduated top with advanced X bracing Pre-war scalloped Adirondack braces Slotted Diamonds and Square abalone position markers Waverly Nickel tuners with butterbean buttons Ebony fingerboard and bridge Ivoroid bridge and end pin (casien protein) Bone nut and saddle Single action adjustable truss rod Finish Crack on Back Deluxe Hardshell 1438
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