From Preston Thompson --
"Preston Thompson 12 Fret 000 guitars are based on an exceptional 1929 000 owned by our late friend and mentor Charles Sawtelle. For years before the development of the dreadnought body style, the 12 fret 000 was the largest guitar available. To us, the 12 fret 000 is still one of the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing guitars ever created. The tone and versatility is unequaled. You can throw all the guitar adjectives at this one: sweet, responsive, loud, woody, lively, etc., and you’d still come up short in the true talents this model processes.
A few of the design features that contribute to the guitar’s sound and playability is the 12 fret neck joint, placing the bridge more in the center of guitar’s lower bout for efficient use of the soundboard. The slotted peg head allows increased string ramp over the nut as the strings wind onto the tuner post centered in the headstock. Both ends of the tuner post are also embedded into the guitar headstock – hence no wasted energy."Adirondack Top Mahogany Back and Sides with Vintage Brown Gloss Vintage Mahogany Neck with Satin Finish Ebony Finger Board and Bridge Figured Ebony Peghead Overlay Advanced X Position Bracing - Adirondack Pre-War style, Hand Scalloped Slotted Headstock Pyramid-style Bridge Tortoise Body Binding Black/White/Black/White Top Purfling Ebony Backstrip Tortoise Tail Wedge Ebony End Pin Style 18 Three Ring Rosette Tortoise Heel Cap Tortoise 000-style Pickguard Vintage 18 Style Abalone Dot Finger Board Inlay MOP Dot Side Position Markers Waverly Nickel Tuners with Butter Bean Buttons Bone Nut and Saddle Light Gauge Strings 1 3/4" Nut Width 2 5/16" String Spacing 25.4" Scale Made in Sisters, Oregon
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