Used – Preston Thompson D-BA Brazilian (2020)

Serial Number: 1646

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
  • 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
  • Volute
  • 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
  • 1646

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