CP Thornton HTL-II (Homage to Leo), Teal with Cream


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The C.P. Thornton Hot Rod Series Guitars are the result of years of guitar building experience and the HTL-II (Homage to Leo) is without a doubt one of the best S-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. The absolutely stunning hotrod-inspired two-tone Teal/Cream finish brings it all together in an untouchable package of looks, sound, and playability. 

  • Model: HTL-II (Homage to Leo)
  • Body construction: Solid
  • Finish: Two-tone Hot Rod Series Teal with Cream Sides
  • Body wood: Nootka Cedar
  • Neck: Torrefied Rock Maple
  • Neck join: Bolt-On
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 10"
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Tuners: Gotoh Staggered
  • Nut width: 1.687"
  • Pickguard: Single Ply Cream
  • Bridge: Super VEE Blade Runner Tremolo with Highwood Saddles 
  • Pickups: Harmonic Design Vintage Plus Strat 
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Serial number: 626
  • Case: Access III


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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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