In a recent blog post we talked about the new generation of flatpickers that are playing our guitars and briefly mentioned Charles Sawtelle and his influences as a friend of Preston’s. Preston and Charles used Charles’s vintage Martin collection of guitars to investigate the build process of the 1930’s guitars.
We received Charles’s Dreadnought, that Preston built him in 1986, this week to clean and service the guitar. It is in great shape and brought into our shop the Charles Sawtelle Mojo : )
Here is a short video about this special guitar within the Thompson history.
Photo of guitars are: Charles Sawtelle’s Brazilian Dreadnought, Preston’s Mahogany Dreadnought and below those guitars is uber talented flatpicker Molly Tuttle’s new Brazilian Dreadnought.