ON HOLD – Preston Thompson D-BA 42 Custom Sunburst

Serial Number: 1647

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:

  • D-BA
  • Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Adirondack Top
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Abalone 3 Ring Rosette
  • Adirondack/Kerfing Spanish Cedar Braces
  • Mahogany Neck Solid
  • Graind Ivoroid/Abalone Binding and Purfling
  • Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay
  • Torch Peghead Inlay
  • Ivoroid Peghead Binding
  • Ivoroid Fingerboard Binding
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Snowflake Fingerboard Inlay (45 Style)
  • 18% Nickel Silver Fret
  • Long 25.4″ Scale
  • Ebony Bridge
  • Bone Nut/Saddle
  • Tortois Pickguard
  • Ivoroid Bridge Pins
  • Nitro Sunburst Gloss Finish
  • Engraved Gold Tuners
  • Volute
  • Soft V neck profile
  • Nut width 1 3/4″
  • Bridge Spacing 2 5/16″
  • Harptone Case
  • 1647

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

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