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2016 Preston Thompson Dreadnought, Shipwreck Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Thompson, Preston
Product Year
2016
Model
Dreadnought
Serial #
1231
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP534
Condition
Excellent, a few light marks
Body Type(s)
Large, Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Back & Sides Keywords
"Shipwreck"
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ivoroid
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Abalone Diamonds
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Torch
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
James May Ultra Tonic
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
15.75 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.28 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.9 mm
Weight
4 lb. 5 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Access Stage 3
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Description

We’ve been eagerly waiting for a Preston Thompson Dreadnought to land in our lap, and our patience has been rewarded handsomely! This 2016 Preston Thompson is dressed up in their secret stash “Shipwreck” Brazilian Rosewood with an Adirondack Spruce top and Abalone torch inlaid across the headstock. Logo on the backstrap, herringbone trim and a zigzag backstrip; to call it gorgeous would be an understatement.


The projection and dynamic response from this guitar are inspirational to say the least, with a powerful bass register that’s defined rather than muddy, paired with crisp trebles and a colorful midrange. Played gently or with gusto, this PKT Dread exhibits a robust fundamental and impressive sustain. The playability is exceptional, the condition impeccable, and the tone incredible. Need a dread for the stage? This beauty comes with one of James May's Utra Tonic pickups! Lesser Dreadnoughts, beware! You're owners might not look at you the same way after they've played this Preston Thompson.


Here's an additional demo with Paul: https://youtu.be/BxKZSyPKqnk

Around here we live in Bluegrass country, and I've had the joy of holding many of the world's finest dreadnoughts, from the vintage Martins to the premier custom makers. I’m here to tell you this one stands up against any of those guitars. The word "cannon" is overused for dreadnoughts, but it so perfectly describes this one. It's that loud. More than that, the bass is full and round, the trebles shoot out like a pistol but hit you with a very melodic tone. Fit and finish as always is astonishing, as is the playability of the neck. I loved it so much, I decided to keep this one for myself!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.28 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

We’ve been eagerly waiting for a Preston Thompson Dreadnought to land in our lap, and our patience has been rewarded handsomely! This 2016 Preston Thompson is dressed up in their secret stash “Shipwreck” Brazilian Rosewood with an Adirondack Spruce top and Abalone torch inlaid across the headstock.
 

Around here we live in Bluegrass country, and I've had the joy of holding many of the world's finest dreadnoughts, from the vintage Martins to the premier custom makers. I’m here to tell you this one stands up against any of those guitars.
 
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