Preston Thompson 000-14 SMA Short Scale Sinker Mahogany
Serial Number 1900
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 14 fret 000 has the shorter 24.9” scale length. This subtle difference accounts for the unique qualities of each model. 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. The 14 Fret 000, with its shorter scale length, is perfect for finger style pickers and blues players. Because the string tension is slightly less, certain techniques like bending strings and blues style riffs are often enhanced.
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.
Neck Barrel: Vintage Brown Mahogany
Back/Sides: Body Gloss/ Neck Satin
Finger board: Ebony
Back and Sides: Sinker Mahogany
Model Style: 000-14SMA
Top Purfling: Rope
Back Purfling: None
Side Purfling: None
Soundhole specs: 3 7/8"
Rosette: 3 - Ring 18 Style
Back Strip: Ebony Strip
Tail Wedge: Tortoise
Top Bracing Pattern: Advanced X Adirondack
Top Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Back Bracing: Adirondack
Tongue Brace: YES
Truss Rod: 14 Fret Adjustable
Peghead Overlay: Figured Ebony
Peghead Logo: MOP Thompson Logo
Custom Inlay: None
Headstock Binding: Purfling
Headstock Type: Solid
Neck Binding: Purfling
Nut: 1 3/4"
12th Fret: 2 1/4"
String Spacing: 2 5/16"
Profile: Soft V
Heel Cap: Tortoise
Style: Ebony style 18
Inlay: Old Style 18 Dots
Inlay Material: Abalone
Scale: 24.9 SHORT
Side Position Markers: 2mm dots
Side Positon Material: White MOP
End Pin/ Bridge Pins Ebony
Strap Button: TBD
Bridge Type: Ebony Belly Bridge
Tuning Machines: Nickel Waverly Butterbean Slotted 4063
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material/Style: Bone Compensated
Pick Guard: Tortoise 000
Fret Wire Type: Standard Nickel Silver
Jack Type: None
Rope TopTrim $175.00
Purfling on head/finger $150.00
BASE Model Price: 2022 prices** $6,450.00
Additional Appointments: $575.00