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New Preston Thompson Masterpiece Series OM 45 Style, Shipwreck Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Thompson, Preston
Product Year
2018
Model
Masterpiece Series OM 45 Style
Serial #
1
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1120
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Rosewood
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Myrtlewood
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Myrtlewood
Headstock Inlay
Fern
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Myrtlewood
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold with Snakewood Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
5.125 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.72 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.7 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
4 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Harptone
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Masterpiece, indeed. Preston Thompson’s team has spent over a year and a half on this their finest guitar to date. No. 1 in their Masterpiece Series, this 45-style OM is a testament to steady hands, the finest tonewoods, and the patience required to execute so many minute details in such fine style (read: over 270 inches of inlaid Abalone). A gorgeous example of their “shipwreck” Brazilian Rosewood was used for the back and sides, and a Martin-style brown ‘burst Adirondack Spruce rests on top with Abalone trim and a Brazilian Rosewood belly bridge. Rounded block inlays of Brazilian Rosewood span between each and every gold EVO fret, with Myrtlewood edge bindings and Abalone ring position markers.
The headstock’s fern inlays offer a glimpse of what is to come when you turn the guitar over in your hands: curling up from the tailblock on the back are eight fern tendrils executed with Bronze Mother-Of-Pearl and Green Abalone. A simple strip of flamed Myrtlewood divides the fern in two.
For all that the visual presentation is flawless and elegant, it's the voice of this Thompson Masterpiece that brings it all home. Smooth balance from E to e, powerful but restrained response to keep notes crisp and focused, and the sort of effortless playability that makes this a guitar which almost plays itself—it’s a wonder to get anything done with this guitar in the room.
The sheer number of hours that have gone into this Thompson is humbling, as is the setup, and especially the tone. The mantle of masterpiece rests easily on its shoulders.


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This Masterpiece model from Preston Thompson is what can happen when you let your team use all of their talents and take a year and a half to build the best guitar they possibly can muster. This thing is amazing. First and foremost, the voice is magical, open and live even though it’s brand new. The shipwreck Brazilian Rosewood has amazing colors, the intricate fingerboard is a gem to behold, as are the vine inlays with green abalone on the headstock and back. 270 inches worth! Truly a masterpiece.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.72 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Masterpiece, indeed. Preston Thompson’s team has spent over a year and a half on this their finest guitar to date.
 

This Masterpiece model from Preston Thompson is what can happen when you let your team use all of their talents and take a year and a half to build the best guitar they possibly can muster. This thing is amazing.
 
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