We, at Thompson Guitars, are very saddened to let all of you know that Preston Thompson passed away April 11th after struggling with health issues over the last 9 months. We are one small family here in Sisters Oregon, and along with his wife Julie and daughter Piper, we appreciate all of the support we have received while Preston has been ill.
Preston led a uniquely talented group of craftsmen while passing along his skill and knowledge to each member of the team. Over time, this developed into complete trust in us to build guitars that create the vintage tone he so cherished.
We loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed.
His legacy will live on in every guitar we build.