CP Thornton Classic II, Teal & Cream


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The C.P. Thornton Hot Rod Series Guitars are the result of years of guitar building experience and the Classic II is without a doubt one of the best T-style electrics you'll ever put your hands on. Chuck Thornton has taken all he has learned about the right choices of tone wood and electronics for each specific build, in this case using very old growth Nootka cedar from Alaska. Unlike western red cedar, Nootka is a very dense cedar and has a tone that is incredibly rich and full. He pairs this with a beautifully torrefied rock maple neck which provides an awesome feel and incredible stability. This Classic II is outfitted with a pair of Harmonic Design Cream Z-90 pickups, which produce a bright but full sound with great string definition and clarity. The absolutely stunning hotrod-inspired two-tone Teal and Cream finish brings it all together in an untouchable package of looks, sound, and playability. 

  • Body: Classic II
  • Body material: Old growth Nootka cedar
  • Finish: Hot Rod Series Teal/Cream
  • Neck: Torrefied rock maple 
  • Neck shape: C
  • Radius: 10"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret wire: Jescar EVO Frets .047 X .104
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Bridge/tailpiece: Kluson 1/2 Tele bridge with Gotoh compensated saddles
  • Pickups: Harmonic Design Cream Z-90s   
  • Serial number: 630
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Case: Access III


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Why buy this guitar

Key Features

CP Thornton Classic II, Teal & Cream
Chuck Thornton's elegant rendition of the timeless T-style guitar is at once modern while perfectly retro
Dense Nootka cedar provides an acoustically full and resonant tone
Harmonic Design Cream Z-90 pickups produce a wide array of tonal options


CP Thornton

Chuck Thornton’s passion for working with wood began under the influence of his father as a youth in Maine.

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