Our Wildlife Series will include three different animals in the wild that represent land, sea and air. These one-of-a-kind guitars will be sold by The North American Guitar. We are excited to be working with this growing company, which now includes one of our dealers Carter Vintage.
The idea of collaborating on a series was something we pursued when Simon Haycraft, Thompson’s in-house neck, finish and inlay specialist, expressed interest in being creative with inlay, wood and binding materials to create a feel for different wild animals.
This first project has taken over a year to design and implement. The design ideas don’t come all at once and they reflect the thoughtful mind and keen eye of Simon artistic abilities and collaboration with the team of interweaving different aspects of these iconic reptile/mammal and bird to be represented on a variety of models using Brazilian back and sides. This rare grand piano of tonewoods will be paired with different binding, fretboard, headstock veneer and top materials to create these amazing guitars with the signature Thompson sound.