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:

Shipwreck Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
Adirondack Top
Ivoroid Binding
Herringbone top purfling
BW back purfling
3 Ring 28 Style Rosette
Zig Zag Backstrip
Solid Headstock
Thompson Logo on the Headstock
Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay
Soft V neck profile
Nut width 1 3/4
Ivoroid Heel Cap
28 Style Ebony Fretboard
Slotted Diamonds & Squares 
Advanced X Bracing pattern
Pre-war scalloped Adirondack bracing
No Tongue Brace
Ivoroid Tail Wedge
Ebony Belly Through Saddle
Bone Nut and Saddle 
Tortoise Pickguard
Harptone Case

For more information about the Preston Thompson D-SBA please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Hard


Eddie's Guitars
Brett, Nathan, Matt, Pancho
(314) 781-7500
St. Louis, MO
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