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Charles Sawtelle’s Preston Thompson Dreadnought Model 42

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Luthier Preston Thompson shows the guitar he built for the great flatpicker in 1986, modeled after Sawtelle’s 1937 Martin.

by Thompson Guitars
June 29, 2018
Luthier Preston Thompson built a guitar in 1986 for his friend, the great flatpicker Charles Sawtelle, and the guitar recently made its way back to the Thompson shop. The structure of the guitar was based on Sawtelle’s 1937 Martin D-28, though the appointments on this guitar are closer to a Martin D-42. Preston talks about his relationship with Charles and the building of this special guitar in this video.
For more information, go to the Thompson Guitars website.

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