Classical Hybrid


The Preston Thompson Classical Hybrid was designed to be a crossover instrument. Developed for musicians that are seeking a guitar with the brilliance and balance of the finest classical guitars, it also offers several features that contribute to exceptional playability.

Those features include a slightly narrower neck at the nut of 2” and a 16” radiused fingerboard. The neck profile is very comfortable and allows for a quick transition for players accustomed to a narrower neck. The 25.4” scale length will be familiar to many acoustic steel string players as well.

Built with respect for the most traditional aspects of the classical guitar the Thompson Classical Hybrid is crafted with the finest woods and materials to achieve the best tone possible. As with all Thompson’s each top is hand graduated bringing out the utmost liveliness and character. The braces are hand carved with precision to promote the most delicate of sound vibrations. The result is an incredibly responsive instrument with sweet character and sustain. These instruments are built with a Bouchet bracing pattern, which historically over decades have produced superior instruments.

The Thompson Classical Hybrid shown in these photos has been customized with special inlays and details for the owner. As standard it is available with traditional classical guitar appointments such as wood binding, rounded headstock slots, ebony fingerboard and rosewood bridge.

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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:

  • East Indian Rosewood with Engleman top: Starting at $6,113
  • 5A Brazilian Rosewood with Adirondack top: Starting at $11,275
  • Shipwreck or Salvaged Brazilian Rosewood with Adirondack top: Contact Us

*View our Model Style Guide for the complete list or contact us to discuss your choices.