PRESTON THOMPSON GUITARS

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Thompson-December16-4136.jpegNoted for their power and immediate, responsive voice, Preston Thompson Guitars pay tribute to the best American made instruments from the 1930s. 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.

Thompson Guitars are built strong and light with time tested designs and construction methods, providing a lifetime of enjoyment. Our instruments are handmade every step of the way, from the finest woods available, including Brazilian Rosewood, Honduran Mahogany, Oregon Myrtlewood, Honduran Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, Lutz Spruce, Sitka Spruce and European Spruce.

It's no accident that we're situated in Sisters, Oregon, aThompson-5992.jpeg town with a national reputation for Americana and roots music. Our shop is located right next door to The Belfry, an iconic music venue that also happens to be a converted church built in 1914. Each fall, the annual Sisters Folk Festival celebrates American music from folk to bluegrass to blues, drawing people from every corner of the country. The Sisters Starry Nights concert series has also put Sisters on the map with recording artists and music lovers from Nashville to Los Angeles. We're proud to be part of this exciting music scene, so come by for a visit and stop by to say hello.

If you'd like to schedule a tour of our shop, please email us at contact@pktguitars.com.

Visit pktguitars.com to learn more.


Preston Thompson Guitars’ Blog

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August 10, 2018
The two flatpickers play the traditional tune “Gold Rush” on their Preston Thompson dreadnoughts, at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville.
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June 29, 2018
Luthier Preston Thompson shows the guitar he built for the great flatpicker in 1986, modeled after Sawtelle’s 1937 Martin.
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June 07, 2018
The singer-songwriter plays his popular song “Panama Red,” with an interlude of the classic Elizabeth Cotten song, “Freight Train.”
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May 22, 2018
Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Molly Tuttle plays her brand new Preston Thompson dreadnought.
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May 19, 2018
A look at the beautiful sunburst finishes created in the Thompson Guitars shop.
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April 25, 2018
Luthier Preston Thompson talks about the new Thompson dreadnought built for guitarist, songwriter, and singer Molly Tuttle.
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March 15, 2018
Luthier Kaleb Klein shows the process of binding a custom Preston Thompson Guitar with Brazilian rosewood for Dream Guitars.
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February 09, 2018
Bluegrass guitarist Jake Workman talks about his guitar playing path, gig with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, and his signature model Thompson Guitar.
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February 03, 2018
Guitarist Trey Hensley takes a Thompson dreadnought for a backstage spin.
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January 21, 2018
The great guitarist and songwriter plays a song he wrote about Charles Sawtelle and talks about Charles introducing him to Preston Thompson.
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