12 Fret 0 Guitar


The 12 Fret 0 model has historically been known as the “concert” sized guitar. Today most players tend to think of a 0 sized instrument as small, but for decades it was more or less a standard sized instrument. With its 13 ½” lower bout, the 12 Fret 0 is smaller than the 12 Fret 00 which measures 14 1/8” across its lower bout, but still quite a bit larger than the Size 2 Parlor, which has a 12” lower bout.

Despite it’s smaller stature, the Thompson 12 Fret 0 is more than just a mid-range instrument. Amazingly, these guitars have a sound that surprises most players who may not be familiar with smaller guitars. The tone, volume, and sustain are only surpassed by their beautiful balance.

Thanks to our careful and time-tested construction and bracing techniques, these guitars are built to have warm, rich bass and sparkling trebles. Employing methods like individual hand graduation of the tops, hand-carved and scalloped bracing and thin Nitrocellulose lacquer finishes all work together to produce superior sound.

Available in a wide assortment of wood combinations, these are great “players” guitars that are wonderful fingerstyle instruments but can stand up to larger guitars when flat-picked. Like the Size 2, they are loaded with fun and a joy to hold, play and look at.

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Tops

  • Adirondack Spruce
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Lutz Spruce
  • Engleman Spruce
  • European Spruce
  • Mahogany
  • Port Orford Cedar
  • Koa

Back and Sides

  • Shipwreck/Salvaged Brazilian
  • 5A Brazilian
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Panama Rosewood
  • Mahogany
  • Oregon Myrtlewood
  • Maple
  • Koa
  • Cuban Mahogany

Headstock

  • Solid (paddle)
  • Slotted (non 12 Fret)
  • Torch Inlay
  • Vega Style Inlay
  • Custom Inlays
  • Bound Headstock
  • Back Overlay

Neck Profiles

  • Nut: 1 11/16”, 1 23/32”, 1 ¾”, 1 13/16”
  • 12th Fret: 2 1/8” or 2 ¼”
  • Soft V Neck Shape
  • Vintage V Neck Shape
  • Vintage C Neck Shape

Fingerboard

  • Fingerboard Binding – Ivoroid, Tortoise Shell or Wood
  • Diamonds and Squares
  • Snowflake Inlay (45 Style)
  • Mystic Snowflakes
  • 1930’s Style Dots
  • Custom Inlays

Bridge

  • Belly Bridge
  • Inlaid Belly Bridge with Snowflake
  • Old Style Rectangle
  • Pyramid Bridge
  • Drop in Saddle
  • Through Saddle

Bridge Pins

  • Ivoroid Pins
  • Bone Pins
  • Ebony Pins
  • Various Dot Inlays

Rosettes

  • Abalone 3 ring
  • Abalone single ring
  • 3 Ring 28 Style
  • 3 Ring 18 Style
  • Custom Rosette

Binding and Trim

  • Grained Ivoroid
  • Tortoise Celluloid
  • Wood Binding/Purfling
  • Herringbone Purfling
  • BWBW Purfling
  • Custom Rope Purfling

Back Strips

  • Ebony Backstrip
  • Zig Zag Backstrip
  • Chevron Backstrip
  • Multi-Colored Backstrip

Pick Guard

  • Tortoise Pick Guard
  • Greven Pick Guard

Bracing

  • Adirondack Spruce
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Tongue Brace

Tuners

  • Nickel Waverly
  • Gold Waverly
  • 3-on-a-plate Bronze
  • Waverly Slothead
  • Ivoroid Buttons
  • Ebony Buttons
  • Relic Waverly

Finish

  • Gloss Nitro-Cellulose
  • Satin Nitro-Cellulose
  • Sunburst Top
  • Shaded/Toner Top
  • Custom Color Options
  • Stressed Sunburst

Tracking

  • Built in Tracking Chip
  • Built in Identity Chip


*This is a partial list of options available. Just about any custom option may be possible. Not all options are available for all models. Please contact us to discuss your choices.


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Prices vary depending upon appointments:

  • All Mahogany: Starting at $4,450
  • Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack top: Starting at $4,650
  • East Indian Rosewood: Starting at $5,350
  • All Koa: Starting at $5,850
  • All Koa with Herringbone trim: Starting at $6,050
  • Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top: Contact Us

*This is a partial list of wood options available. View our Model Style Guide for the complete list or contact us to discuss your choices.