Thanks for the shout. This is great to find another Thompson guitar guy. I'll research a little and see if I can help you locate him if you need to. I stumbled on a Preston Thompson not long ago but it was through a maze of links that took awhile. I haven't corresponded with him in a long time. I wish you lived closer we could get together and I could show you how to play really slow.It took us about a year just to locate all the wood for my guitar but I knew what I wanted and didn't want to compromise anywhere on woods, specs or anything. Preston tried to buy it back from me once it was built but once I played it knew I had what I had hoped for. Tell me all about yours. Mike Pullen
Hi Thomas - This network is really great, what a great way to reach pickers and friends. Boy you have number 4 - I hope it has pumped out some good tunes over the years. I speak with Joe Hoch all the time, I 'll try to get him to join the site. He is a great source for a lot of folks all over the country. There are quite a number of Thompson Guitars out there. The years I was involved with Winfield and the Flatpicking and Fingerpicking Championships certainly spread some Thompsons out and about. I'll make some time and post some photos. If you do have shots of your guitar, I would enjoy seeing them. What mandolins are you playing? Thank you for the message and I hope we get the chance to trade info back and forth. On a side note - The Steep Canyon Rangers played here last night. They brought the house down. Absolutely fantastic!! Thanks again.