Lowe Vintage is pleased to be an Authorized Dealer for Preston Thompson Guitars! From Thompson:
"Preston Thompson OM and 14 fret 000 guitars look just about identical and share many similar qualities, including superb responsiveness and a lovely sweetness in tone. The relatively slimmer body depth gives players a quickness to the sound delivered while also delivering the string to string and bass to treble balance these models are renowned for.
The difference between an OM and the 14 fret 000 is scale length. The OM (Orchestra Model) has a longer 25.4” scale length, the same scale length as dreadnought guitars. The longer OM scale length generally gives these instruments a little more punch and volume, making the OM perfect for players that both flat pick and fingerpick.
Both models feature Red spruce (Adirondack) tops, chosen for tap tone and stiffness, advanced X brace placement, hand graduated top thickness, pre-war hand carved scalloped braces, nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes and time tested design features such as dovetail neck joints."
OM-EIA #1453 Specifications:
East Indian rosewood back & sides
Mahogany neck w/ figured ebony headstock overlay and abalone "Torch" pattern
Adjustable single action truss rod
Soft v neck profile (.840" thickness)
1 3/4" nut width, 2 5/16" spacing at the bridge
Advanced X Adirondack bracing with pre-war scalloping
Ebony bridge with drop-in saddle
Ebony fingerboard with abalone slotted diamonds & squares inlay pattern
Bone nut and compensated bone saddle
Grained ivoriod bindings on body, neck, and headstock
Herringbone top trim
Natural gloss nitrocellulose finish on body w/ satin finish neck