Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa

Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa
Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa

Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa

AED. 30,000.00

Take It From The Top

Noted for their clarity and immediate, responsive voice, Preston Thompson Guitars pay tribute to the best American made instruments from the 1930’s. Master guitar luthier Preston Thompson and his small team of highly skilled craftsman produce custom acoustic guitars that have the look, playing feel and above all, the sound of the best instruments from that original Golden Era of guitar making. This dimunitive, classic ‘concert sized’ acoustic belies its small stature with a warmth of sound that will ring out through live venues or sound beautifully intimate when jamming at home.

Thompson’s Take

The 12 Fret 0 model has historically been known as the “concert” sized guitar. Today most players tend to think of a 0 sized instrument as small, but for decades it was more or less a standard sized instrument. With its 13 ½” lower bout, the 12 Fret 0 is smaller than the 12 Fret 00 which measures 14 1/8” across its lower bout, but still quite a bit larger than the Size 2 Parlor, which has a 12” lower bout.

Despite it’s smaller stature, the Thompson 12 Fret 0 is more than just a mid-range instrument. Amazingly, these guitars have a sound that surprises most players who may not be familiar with smaller guitars. The tone, volume, and sustain are only surpassed by their beautiful balance.

Thanks to our careful and time-tested construction and bracing techniques, these guitars are built to have warm, rich bass and sparkling trebles. Employing methods like individual hand graduation of the tops, hand-carved and scalloped bracing and thin Nitrocellulose lacquer finishes all work together to produce superior sound.

Available in a wide assortment of wood combinations, these are great “players” guitars that are wonderful fingerstyle instruments but can stand up to larger guitars when flat-picked. Like the Size 2, they are loaded with fun and a joy to hold, play and look at.

Special Features

The Thompson 12 Fret O is embellished with a spectacularly flamed koa top, back, and sides. The guitar has abalone top purfling, abalone along the fingerboard extension, ivoroid binding, and an abalone “torch” on the slotted peghead. For the fingerboard position markers, Thompson chose a style-45 snowflake pattern. The guitar has a beautiful pyramid bridge, and is equipped with three-on-a-plate Waverly tuning machines.

Given its small body, short scale, and 12-fret neck, it’s no surprise that the guitar is very comfortable and easy to play. But it also delivers tonally, offering a remarkably balanced sound with a lightning-fast response and more volume than one might expect.

Other Specifications Include

  • Body: 13 1/2" Lower bout
  • Top: Koa
  • Back: Koa
  • Sides: Koa
  • Back Strip: Zig zag
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Headstock Veneer: Figured ebony with torch inlay
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with ivoroid binding
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Neck: Mahogany soft V profile
  • Machine Heads: Waverly with ivoroid buttons
  • Case: Harptone
  • Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose

Shop the Preston Thompson 12 Fret O All Koa now at Art of Guitar online, or drop in to the Art of Guitar store in Dubai today to try one out for yourself.