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Noted 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, a 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.

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Preston Thompson Guitars's Blog
 

Preston Thompson OM-MM

An all-mahogany Orchestra Model with custom inlay.

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Al Petteway’s 000-12BA | Preston Thompson Guitars

The fingerstyle guitarist talks about his custom Thompson 12-fret and plays "The Mama Bear Rag."

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Molly Tuttle’s Signature Sinker Dreadnought | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist, singer, and songwriter plays and talks about her beautiful new signature model guitar.

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Preston Thompson D-EIA

A great rosewood dreadnought with a few custom touches.

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Thompson Masterpiece Series | Thompson Guitars

A look at a koi fish-themed Thompson Masterpiece guitar.

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John Cruz Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

Slack-key guitarist plays "Missing You" on his Thompson Size 2.

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Laurie Lewis Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

The songwriter, singer, and guitarist took over the Thompson Guitars Facebook page to play a few songs on her Thompson OM-28.

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Preston Thompson 00-14MA Sunburst

A custom long-scale 00 built with mahogany and Adirondack spruce.

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Trey Hensley Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

The flatpicking master recently took over the Thompson Guitars Facebook page to play a song and talk about his Thompson dreadnought.

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Lindsay Lou: Preston Thompson Guitars Facebook Live

The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist plays a live set from her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Allen Shadd and Glen Alexander: Preston Thompson Guitars Facebook Live

The 2019 Winfield Flatpicking champion plays his Thompson guitar with his friend and owner of The Violin Shoppe in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Chris Luquette: “Red Haired Boy” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist plays one a traditional favorite with Maddie Whitler and Max Johnson, live in the Peghead Nation studio.

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Molly Tuttle Debuts Her Signature Model Preston Thompson Guitar

Molly and her band play an original song featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique, live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

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Chris Luquette: “Home to You” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist plays one of his original songs from his debut solo album, “The Way I View the World,” live at the Peghead Nation studio.

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Molly Tuttle: “Take The Journey” | Preston Thompson Guitars

Molly and her band play an original song featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique, live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

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Preston Thompson Guitars | Short Film from One Sky Films

Members of the Thompson Guitar crew talk about the heart and passion that goes into the instruments they make.

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Billy Strings Gifts Signature Model Guitar to His Dad | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist and songwriter surprises his father with the first Billy Strings signature model Thompson DBS-EIA.

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Preston Thompson D-GA

An understated dreadnought built with granadillo and Adirondack spruce.

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Preston Thompson D-BA CRL

A signature model dreadnought for rising flatpicking star Chris Luquette.

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Preston Thompson Guitars | Presented by One Sky Films

One Sky Films visited the Preston Thompson Guitars shop to film an upcoming video, and here is a taste of what they filmed, with music by Peter Rowan.

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Chris Luquette: “Union Valley” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist plays an extended version of an original tune from his debut solo album, with mandolinist Maddie Witler and bassist Max Johnson.

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Billy Strings and Leftover Salmon: “Aquatic Hitchhiker” | Preston Thompson Guitars

An extended jam on the Americana band’s tune, live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.

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Molly Tuttle and Billy Strings: “Sittin’ On Top of the World” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The two powerhouses play The Mississippi Sheiks song live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.

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Thompson Guitars | Peter Rowan at RockyGrass 2019

A few minutes from the roots music icon’s set at the venerable festival.

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Thompson Guitars | Luke Lovejoy, RockyGrass 2019 Flatpick Champion

The winner of the prestigious guitar contest tries out his grand prize guitar, a Thompson D-MA dreadnought.

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Molly Tuttle: “Rain and Snow” | Preston Thompson Guitars

Watch Molly and her band play the old-time ballad backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Peter Rowan Remembers Preston Thompson

The songwriter and roots music icon talks about buying the second guitar Preston Thompson built, and plays a few songs on that 000-42 style instrument.

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Billy Strings at 4 Peaks Music Festival | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist and songwriter talks about his Thompson D-BA at the 4 Peaks Music Festival in Bend, Oregon.

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Billy Strings: “Dust in a Baggie” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The songwriter and guitarist plays an original song during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.

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Molly Tuttle: “Take The Journey” | Preston Thompson Guitars

Watch the official video for this original song from Molly’s latest album “When You’re Ready,” featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique.

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Billy Strings and Peter Rowan | Wintergrass Hotel Sessions | Thompson Guitars

Watch an informal picking session with two of the most influential pickers of their respective generations, live at Wintergrass 2019.

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Chris Luquette and Trey Hensley: “Big Sciota” | Thompson Guitars

Flatpickers take two Thompson guitars for a fun spin during the Sisters Folk Festival Concert.

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Thompson Guitars Tasting Workshop at Wintergrass

Guitarists Steve Blanchard, Don Share, Tim Stafford, Dale Adkins, Billy Strings, and Josh Rinkel talk about and play their Preston Thompson guitars for a live audience at Wintergrass 2019.

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Billy Strings: “Me and My Uncle” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The songwriter and guitarist plays a Grateful Dead favorite with his band at YarmonyGrass.

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Eric Bibb | Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

The blues guitarist and songwriter discusses and plays his Preston Thompson during a stop in Seattle, Washington.

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Preston Thompson D-SMA

A powerful sounding style-18 dreadnought made with “sinker” mahogany and Adirondack spruce.

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Laurie Lewis: “Sailing Boat” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The Grammy Award winning songwriter plays an original song with Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber, live at the Preston Thompson shop.

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Molly Tuttle: “High Road” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The guitarist and songwriter plays an original song at Sisters High School in Oregon.

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Billy Strings and His Father’s Martin D-93

The songwriter and guitarist talks with Preston Thompson Guitars about tracking down the Martin guitar his father had to sell because the family was short on money.

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Molly Tuttle and Adam Chowning: “Gold Rush” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The two flatpickers play the traditional tune “Gold Rush” on their Preston Thompson dreadnoughts, at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville.

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Charles Sawtelle’s Preston Thompson Dreadnought Model 42

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

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Peter Rowan | “Panama Red” & ”Freight Train” | Preston Thompson Guitars

The singer-songwriter plays his popular song “Panama Red,” with an interlude of the classic Elizabeth Cotten song, “Freight Train.”

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Molly Tuttle | Preston Thompson Guitars

Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Molly Tuttle plays her brand new Preston Thompson dreadnought.

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Preston Thompson Guitars | Sunbursts

A look at the beautiful sunburst finishes created in the Thompson Guitars shop.

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Molly Tuttle and Preston Thompson | At Carter Vintage Guitars

Luthier Preston Thompson talks about the new Thompson dreadnought built for guitarist, songwriter, and singer Molly Tuttle.

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Preston Thompson Guitars | Brazilian Rosewood Binding

Luthier Kaleb Klein shows the process of binding a custom Preston Thompson Guitar with Brazilian rosewood for Dream Guitars.

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Jake Workman Model | Preston Thompson Guitars

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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Trey Helsley | Preston Thompson Dreadnought

Guitarist Trey Hensley takes a Thompson dreadnought for a backstage spin.

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Peter Rowan at Preston Thompson Guitars

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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Preston Thompson Guitars | Chris Luquette Performance

Guitarist Chris Luquette plays with Nick Dumas and Connor Hutteball at the Thompson Guitars workshop.

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Preston Thompson Guitars | Spraying a Sunburst

Take a look at luthier Simon Haycraft adding a sunburst in the Preston Thompson Guitars workshop.

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Billy Strings: “Turmoil and Tinfoil” | Preston Thompson Guitars

Music City Roots presents Billy Strings playing the title track to his latest album on his Thompson Mahogany Dreadnought.

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Billy Strings | Preston Thompson Brazilian Dreadnought

Billy Strings stops by Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, Oregon, to pick up his second Thompson Guitar.

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Preston Thompson Guitars | Workshop Tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Thompson Guitars shop in Sisters, Oregon, with Preston Thompson, Peter Rowan, and members of the Thompson Guitars team.

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Al Petteway’s Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

Grammy Award-winning guitarist reviews his new Preston Thompson Sunburst 12-Fret 000 guitar.

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Preston Thompson Guitars

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.

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    ● Vintage Vault
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    ● Repertoire
 
 
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