Podcast 402: Preston Thompson Guitars

We’re talking to Simon Haycraft of Preston Thompson Guitars about their new Peter Rowan-signature model dreadnought. This uniquely appointed guitar is limited to just 15 instruments…and the second-ever guitar is our latest Fretboard Journal Exclusive instrument currently for sale on our site. It will be the cornerstone of some lucky FJ reader’s acoustic guitar collection.

We talk to Simon about the design elements found in the Adi / Indian Rosewood guitar (with plenty of turquoise and koa touches), shooting sunbursts, and the custom inlay commissions he gets at Preston Thompson customers.

Learn more about this Peter Rowan signature guitar: https://shop.fretboardjournal.com/products/fj-exclusive-preston-thompson-peter-rowan-signature-model-serial-002

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