Slope Shoulder Dreadnought

The Thompson Slope Shoulder 14 fret Dreadnought is a cousin to our standard 14 fret Dreadnought models. These comfortable and graceful guitars have the powerful presence of all Thompson Dreadnoughts but are noted for having a balanced tone across the board. They are vibrant guitars with a strong, clear response and lush warmth.

All models feature Adirondack tops and bracing. Each top is individually hand graduated to bring out the best possible response. The traditional X braces are forward shifted and hand scalloped in the 1930’s style.

These instruments are offered with Mahogany, East Indian Rosewood, Panama Rosewood and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. All deliver the outstanding craftsmanship, design and tone that Thompson Guitars have become renowned for.



  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Adirondack Spruce
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Tongue Brace


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


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


  • 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.


Prices vary depending upon appointments:

  • Mahogany back and sides, Adirondack top: Starting at $4,975
  • East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top: Starting at $5,945
  • Figured Walnut back and sides, Adirondack top: Starting at $6,245
  • Other Exotic Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top: Starting at $7,250
  • 5A Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack top: Starting at $11,900
  • Shipwreck/Salvaged 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.