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Old 09-21-2019, 11:07 AM
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Default NGD-Preston Thompson Dread

A couple years ago Peter Rowan stopped into our local music bar for a performance with just him and a guitar. Well since then I havenít been able to get the sound of his guitar out of my head.

So hereís my solution to the problem. A Preston Thompson D-MA Sunburst.
Itís by far the lightest full size dread the Iíve ever run into, Fit & finish is incredible, it is loud, warm and balanced.

After 70 some guitars over the years I think Iím done. Between this and my Martin D28 1935 Special all my needs are filled. Here's some pics altho it's far nicer in person.

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Old 09-21-2019, 11:11 AM
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What a beauty! Congratulations. I have played a couple of Thompsonís - really fine instruments. Enjoy!

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Looks awesome. Is that the one which was for sale at Carter's?
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Love that nice "peppery" mahogany! Play it in good health.

Is that 1 3/4 nut and 2 5/16" string spacing (vintage spec)?
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:32 AM
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Looks awesome. Is that the one which was for sale at Carter's?
Yeah I got from Carters. It was on consignment and is just like new not a mark on it. Got a good deal on it and they were great to work with.
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Love that nice "peppery" mahogany! Play it in good health.

Is that 1 3/4 nut and 2 5/16" string spacing (vintage spec)?
Yes which is great cause it's the same as my Martin.
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That burst is stunning! Good luck with your incredible new guitar, I would love to play a Preston Thompson someday
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My dream guitar. Awesome!
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:36 PM
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A couple years ago Peter Rowan stopped into our local music bar for a performance with just him and a guitar. Well since then I haven’t been able to get the sound of his guitar out of my head.

So here’s my solution to the problem. A Preston Thompson D-MA Sunburst.
It’s by far the lightest full size dread the I’ve ever run into, Fit & finish is incredible, it is loud, warm and balanced.

After 70 some guitars over the years I think I’m done. Between this and my Martin D28 1935 Special all my needs are filled. Here's some pics altho it's far nicer in person.

Gary







Gary, JACKPOT! Congratulations on acquiring your beautiful Preston Thompson--ENJOY!
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Congrats!!! Very nice find.
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Congratulations! A Preston Thompson guitar is truly special.
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Congratulations! Beautiful guitar!
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sweet looking and am sure sounding guitar! Enjoy!
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Beautiful guitar, killer burst. Enjoy.
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Seriously beautiful eye candy. I can't imagine literally being done with GAS but can understand how you could be!
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