Preston Thompson D-BS 42 Style – Swiss Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood

Serial Number: 1926
Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz

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:

  • Master Grade Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Master Grade Swiss Spruce Top
  • Grained Ivoroid Body, Fingerboard & Headstock Binding
  • 42 Style Abalone Top Border
  • Abalone Rosette
  • Zig Zag Backstrip
  • Solid Headstock
  • Brazilian Rosewood Peghead Overlay
  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Brazilian Rosewood Bridge
  • Torch Headstock Inlay
  • Thompson Logo Inlay on Back of Headstock
  • 42 Style Snowflake Fingerboard Inlay
  • Soft V Neck Profile with Volute
  • Ivoroid Heel Cap
  • Advanced X Bracing pattern
  • Pre-war scalloped Adirondack bracing
  • No Tongue Brace
  • Ivoroid Tail Wedge
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • EVO Gold Frets
  • Gold Waverly Tuning Machines
  • Tortoise Pickguard
  • 25.4″ Scale Length
  • 1 3/4″ Nut Width
  • 2 5/16″ Bridge Spacing
  • Hardshell Case
  • 4 lbs 6 oz
  • 1926

For more information about the Preston Thompson D-BS 42 Style, please contact us.

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