Preston Thompson OM BA, Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce


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The legendary team at Preston Thompson are no strangers to the classic pre-war dreadnought game having produced guitars for virtuoso flatpickers Molly Tuttle and Billy Strings. But this sweet sounding Brazilian rosewood OM proves that they have a delicate side, and we must confess, we are smitten. Equal parts long-winded sustain and complex overtones produce an orchestral quality that feels like multiple voices singing in harmony, and the dynamic range of Adirondack allows for an extremely satisfying and expressive playing experience. Taking characteristics from the Taj Mahal, inlay ace Simon Haycraft references an east meets west theme with a one-of-a kind headstock design and sultry sunburst reminiscent of a dramatic sunset. While Preston Thompson produces fine guitars in every respect, this unique piece was a passion project that sat patiently for an entire year waiting for the right inspiration to strike. This is an heirloom instrument that is ready to start its new life blooming with a discerning player - It will not disappoint.

  • Model/body: OM
  • Top: Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pins: Ebony with MOP dots
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in 
  • Binding: Brazilian rosewood
  • Rosette: Custom 3 ring green abalone with Brazilian rosewood
  • Purfling: 41-style green abalone
  • Headstock veneer: Brazilian rosewood
  • Brace pattern: Forward shifted pre-war scalloped X
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-5/16"
  • Serial number: 1776
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Case: Harptone hardshell


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Key Features

Preston Thompson OM BA, Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce
A unique and inspired "east meets west" theme informed the appointments on this beautiful OM, with inlay inspired by the Taj Mahal and a sultry 'burst to match
Well-loved by flatpickers everywhere, the Preston Thompson team prove that they can meet the needs of fingerstylists as well, with this OM set-up especially for them
Adirondack spruce and Brazilian rosewood ensure an articulate playing experience with incredible sustain

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