A Closer Look At Our Three New Rick Turner Model 1 CPs

We always feel a great deal of excitement and anticipation when we know new guitars are set to come through our doors from industry legend and sensational builder Rick Turner, and when those new guitars are three gorgeous, fully spec'd out Model 1 CP guitars that excitement peaks.

The CP Electronics Package features just about everything Rick can fit in the iconic Model 1 format, from a Piezo pickup through to the active, coil-tapable humbucker and quasi-parametric EQ boost/cut it gives you a truly inspiring plethora of tone shaping options and versatility available onboard the instrument.

Of the three guitars, two are Specials and one a Standard model but they all share a common thread in stunning upgraded top woods and the aforementioned electronics.

Lets take a closer look at these stunning instruments;

Rick Turner Model 1 CP Standard Electric Guitar, Quilted Maple Top - £5,750

Ever since Lindsey Buckingham took delivery of #79-003, the Model One guitar has been highly sought after for its combination of Old World aesthetics and modern, full-bodied tonal range. Played clean, it sounds incredibly acoustic and detailed. But when the volume kicks up, it screams louder and longer than any guitar you've played... without unwanted feedback or breakup.

  • Model 1 Standard
  • Body finish: Gloss catalysed poly
  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilted Maple
  • Body binding: Top bound Black
  • Neck wood: Select Solid Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard: Bound Ipe
  • Peghead overlay: Black
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510
  • Electronics: Rick Turner’s CP electronics package
  • Pickup: Rick Turner Active Humbucker with high-headroom 18 volt D-TAR Eclipse pre-amp, coil-tap and Parametric EQ, Piezo pickup
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone (with coil-tap), EQ sweep control, boost/cut control, Parametric EQ on/off switch, Piezo blend control
  • Case: Hard case included

This is a Rick Turner Model 1 CP Special electric guitar featuring an unbound Mahogany body with a stunning upgraded Box Elder top, Mahogany neck and unbound Rosewood fretboard.

The Model 1, when played clean, sounds very acoustic, and when plied with gain, will sing like no guitar you've heard before. The Rick Turner-made humbucker is controlled by Volume and Tone pots, a semi-parametric EQ and push/pull coil taps.

This guitar also features a Piezo pickup which blends in via the potentiometer on the upper bout of the instrument.

  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Upgraded Box Elder
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Peghead Overlay: Box Elder
  • Electronics: Rick Turner’s CP electronics package
  • Pickup: Rick Turner Active Humbucker with high-headroom 18 volt D-TAR Eclipse pre-amp, coil-tap and Parametric EQ, Piezo pickup
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone (with coil-tap), EQ sweep control, boost/cut control, Parametric EQ on/off switch, Piezo blend control
  • Case: Hard case included

Rick Turner Model 1 CP Special Electric Guitar, Flame Maple Top - £3,995

This gorgeous Model 1 CP Special from Rick Turner features a Mahogany body with an unbound, upgraded Flame Maple top, paired with a Mahogany neck topped Rosewood for the fretboard.

The guitar contains Rick's CP Electronics package, giving you the best of all the features that can be packed into the guitars intimate frame. With the coil-tapable active Humbucker, on-board preamp, parametric EQ, Piezo and boost/cut circuit this instrument gives you a huge and diverse range of tones that are easily accessible on the fly.

  • Colour: Natural
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Upgraded Flame Maple
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Peghead Overlay: Maple
  • Electronics: Rick Turner’s CP electronics package
  • Pickup: Rick Turner Active Humbucker with high-headroom 18 volt D-TAR Eclipse pre-amp, coil-tap and Parametric EQ, Piezo pickup
  • Controls: Master volume, master tone (with coil-tap), EQ sweep control, boost/cut control, Parametric EQ on/off switch, Piezo blend control
  • Case: Hard case included

For more information on Rick Turner guitars, don't hesitate to drop us an email at hello@thenorthamericanguitar.com or call on 0207 835 5597.

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