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*This guitar is the first Honduran Rosewood dreadnought that Preston Thompson Guitars has released*

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.  

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Neck Barrel: Vintage Brown Mahogany
Top: Natural Gloss
Back/Sides: Natural Gloss
Fingerboard: Ebony 
Bridge: Ebony  


Top: Adirondack Spruce 
Back and Sides: Honduran Rosewood 
Model Style: D-HRA
Binding: Ivoroid
Top Purfling: Herringbone 
Back Purfling: BW
Side Purfling: None 
Soundhole Specs: 4" 
Rosette: 28 Style Rosette
Back Strip: Zig Zag
Tail Wedge: Ivoroid 
Top Bracing Pattern: Advanced X Adirondack 
Top Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped 
Back Bracing: Adirondack Spruce 
Tongue Brace: Yes 


Material: Mahogany 
Truss Rod: Single Action 14 Fret 
Peghead Overlay: Figured Ebony 
Peghead Logo: Thompson MOP 
Custom Inlay: None 
Headstock Binding: None
Headstock Type: Solid 
Neck Binding: None 
Nut: 1 3/4"
12th Fret: 2 1/4" 
String Spacing: 2 5/16" 
Thickness: .860" 
Profile: Soft V 
Heel Cap: Ivoroid


Style: 28 Style 
Binding: None
Inlay: Slotted Diamonds & Squares 
Inlay Material: Abalone 
Scale: 25.4 - Long Scale 
Side Position Markers: 2 mm dots 
Side Position Material: White MOP 


End/Bridge Pin Type: Ivoroid
Bridge Type: Yes 
Tuning Machines: Nickel Waverly with Butterbean Buttons 
Nut Material: Bone 
Saddle Material/Style: Bone Compensated 
Strings: Medium 
Pickguard: Dreadnought Tortoise 
Fret Wire Type: Nickel Silver 
Pickup/Electronics: K&K Pure Mini 
Jack Type: 1/2" Jack
Case: Harptone Hardshell 

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  • D-HRA
  • Rosewood
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  • United States

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