Ergonomic Neck-Body Joint
The traditional single coil guitar forces the player to change hand position when playing in the upper register because of how the neck bolts to the body. Cp Thornton guitars use a patented ergonomic shape to let you freely reach the highest frets without effort.
Angled Neck-Body Joint
Traditionally, there is no neck angle built into a single coil guitar, placing the strings close to the top of the guitar. Whenever I play one, my little finger rubs against the volume knob and turns it down. Also, many LP style players find these guitars hard to play, because they are used to the angled neck. Cp Thornton guitars use a neck angled back 4.5°, which is the same angle as a classic LP. Not only does the guitar hug your body like a LP, but the pickguard curves down away from you, giving you more room and freedom to play. Players who are used to traditional Single Coil style guitars will appreciate the difference!
Our pickguards are raised above the body of the guitars to makes the geometry work, keep the body thin and light, and to emphasize the unique design. The pickguards curve subtly away from the player, increasing the distance between the knobs and the strings, and, on our Classic model, the control plate is set slightly below it’s normal position for the same reason. These innovations have garnered rave reviews. Players simply find the guitars easier to play.
Comfortable Body Contours
In addition to the tummy cut on the back, the front of the Classic features a forearm cut out for increased access and playing comfort.
Raised Boss For Controls
The top is carved around the bridge, controls, and pickguard.
Traditionally, you have to use string trees or special tuners to put enough down pressure on the nut to prevent string buzz. The Fusion has an angled headstock, like our Archtop guitars.
String Change Access
No need to remove the back cover plate to change strings – just use the smoothly-beveled access hole.
3 + 3 Tuners
The tuners aren’t jammed together, making it easier to find each tuner without having to look at the headstock. The additional space makes tuning more comfortable.
Flush Neck Joint
The special flush neck joint provides a massive contact area between the neck and the body, while still allowing easy upper fret access.
Quartersawn 2 Piece Neck
Our necks are more stable and less likely to warp than the traditional 1 piece slab-sawn neck. The neck extends far into the guitar to add stability and strength.
Easy Truss Rod Access
No more struggling to take the neck off to adjust the truss rod. Cp Thornton guitars offer the simplest possible truss rod access right between the strings. The volute on the neck and the arched headplate, along with the smallest possible truss-rod cavity, maximize neck strength to prevent breakage.