C.P. Thornton Custom 1989 Red Transparent. Handmade. Very rare. Boutique. #8 of 14 made VERY RARE

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About This Listing

CP THORNTON

CUSTOM

GUITAR.

SN: 008

ALL ORIGINAL

HANDMADE.

1989

#008 of 0014

ONE OF A KIND.

A VERY RARE ELECTRIC GUITAR FROM THE MASTER ARCHTOP LUTHIER C.P. THORNTON.

STUNNING.

ABOUT THE LUTHIER, C. P. THORNTON:

Guitar players and collectors throughout the world know the MASTER GUITAR BUILDER, C. P. THORNTON.

As you can see from the other guitars in my collection now on ebay, I have a real affinity for CUSTOM GUITARS FROM TOP LUTHIERS. This is another one. And it is a great one.

FROM C.P. THORNTON WEBSITE:

1989: I built my first workshop in my brother Rick’s home where I created and sold 41 neck-through basses and 14 neck-through solid body guitars over the next few years. Initially my work was sold regionally to local musicians who were familiar with my instruments.

NOTE: This is No. 8 of only 14 of these guitars C.P. built by hand in 1989.

I purchased this guitar directly from its original owner who lived in Maine at the time he bought this guitar in 1989.

I had never seen a SOLID BODY ELECTRIC BUILT BY C. P. before this one. Since I bought this one, I have bought THREE MORE-which took another ten years to find them.  It is a great playing guitar and has a REAL RICKENBACKER sound and feel. But it also sounds like a Gibson SG some days and a Fender Strat on another day and like a Fender Tele late at night.

A RARE OPPORTUNITY. We could not decide whether to classify this guitar as a COLLECTOR PIECE or a PLAYER PIECE. It’s really both. An unusual combination.

THIS IS A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL GUITAR. IT IS A PIECE OF ART.

DETAILS:

BRAND:  C. P. THORNTON

MODEL: CUSTOM

DOM:  1989 Number 8 of 14 built.

STYLE: SINGLE CUT. A lot like the original BARTH and RICKENBACKER SOLID BODY.

BODY: "FLAME" MAPLE WINGS ON A MAHOGANY THROUGH BODY NECK.

BODY FINISH:  Urethane on NATURAL FLAMED MAPLE TOP.

NECK: SOLID MAHOGANY. THROUGH BODY.

FRETBOARD: EBONY. Very rich.

SCALE: 25 1/2 "

FRETS: 22 Jumbo. Hardly worn at all.

PICKUPS: Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck and ’59 Humbuckers.

SWITCH: 3 Way Toggle PUP and Mini Toggle "Coil cut Switch".

CONTROLS: Master Volume and Tone.

BRIDGE: SCHALLER.

TUNERS: GROVER  CLASSIC.

CASE: Hard case in good condition. (Not Original?-came with guitar).

OVERALL CONDITION:   EXCELLENT. Please look at the photos here to satisfy yourself about it condition. It does have a few nicks, dents, and scratches.

If you need more information, please contact me.

Guitar is guaranteed to be in EXCELLENT OPERATING AND COSMETIC CONDITION.
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