Mind-blowing Preston Thompson 000-12 build with Ziricote and Adirondack in amber Burst with the slotted headstock is a recreation of Preston’s late friend and Mentor Charles Sawtelle’s 000 Martin. She comes with classic design features that not only contribute to the aesthetics of this beauty.
On this Preston Thompson 000-12, and for that matter on every classic 000-12 model, the bridge is placed more in the center of the lower bout thus making a more efficient use of the soundboard. The Honduran Mahogany neck has a nut width of 1 7/8 and 2 3/8” at the 12th fret. Nice fat but extremely well to play due to flat C-shape neck. The neck size contributes to the tone as well giving the guitar lots of sustain. The slotted headstock allows an increased string angle at the nut. This contributes to the stability of the string movement and thus the tone.
Finally, like the original 000 model, this Thompson is built with a 24.9” / 635 mm scale length. Wood choices are master grade Adirondack spruce top with herringbone trim and an awesome set of Ziricote for the back and sides. Ziricote is a very special Rosewood species and without any doubt one of the very best tone woods due to acoustic attributes. Its grain and veins recreate figures like any other wood. Tonally there is the direct comparison with Brazilian Rosewood. The 12 fret 000 body size is to date still one of the most beautiful models luthiers have ever created. The tone and versatility is unequaled. Current retail of this custom Thompson is almost 9.000 Euro. Her condition is NEAR MINT.
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