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Preston Thompson D-MAD/ADI Madagascar Rosewood Custom w/ Bound Fretboard and Bound Peghead Acoustic Guitar #1565


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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.

It’s all about sound, and that is what the Thompson Dreadnought specializes in. Regardless of the model – mahogany, East Indian rosewood, Honduran rosewood or Brazilian rosewood, Thompson Dreadnoughts are built with the finest woods, materials and craftsmanship to deliver that sought after pre-war sound and playing feel.

Thanks for checking out The Acoustic Shoppe's Online store. We are one of the nation’s largest authorized Eastman dealers. All new instruments & accessories come with their full manufacturer’s warranty & every instrument goes through our shop to assure that they are player ready. With 25+ years experience in the acoustic music industry as The Chapmans, our goal is to provide you with the best customer experience possible so we can be your music store for life. Voted NAMM Top 100 Dealer in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & Top 3 Emerging Dealer in '17 & '18.

Brand/Model:  Preston Thompson
Year: 2019
Serial Number: 1565
Top Material: (Solid / Laminate) Solid Adirondack
Body Material: (Solid / Laminate) Solid Madagascar Rosewood
Bracing: Adirondack Advanced X
Neck Material: Mahogany 
Fingerboard Material: Ebony 
Neck Profile: C
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Nut Width/Material: Bone 1 3/4"
Saddle Material/Height: Bone 3/16"
Scale Length: 24.9" 

Hardware: Nickel Waverly
Country of Origin: USA
Case: Harptone 
Finish: Gloss Nitro-Cellulose