The story began with the Baritone guitar which
has now become Preston’s main instrument. The end result was so good in fact that
he decided he wanted a standard scale length version and so the Preston Reed Signature
Jumbo was born.
We were delighted to create his Baritone guitar and even more so when he told us
he liked it so much he wanted another one exactly like it, but with a normal scale
length! At his request we did add some veneers to the headstock and a wooden logo
to add a little distinction and set it apart from the Baritone but apart from that
everything else is the same.
Preston is a true master of solo acoustic guitar, a real pioneer, responsible for
many fantastic and unique ground breaking recordings. There are many inimitable
facets to his work, for instance he is as comfortable playing in standard mode as
he is using his distinctive over the fretboard tapping techniques. Another extra
dimension to his style is created by the percussive drum sounds intermixed with
the sound of the strings. This makes him as amazing to watch, as his music is to
"Everything I know and have learned about guitars in over four decades of performing,
composing and recording is in these instruments. These artisan-crafted acoustic
guitars represent the ultimate expression of beauty, comfort, playability and tone."