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Welcome to CP Thornton Guitars

For the past 36 years, Luthier Chuck Thornton has been designing and building some of the finest boutique guitars and basses available in a studio tucked in the mountains of western Maine. Read Chuck's Bio HERE


The CP Thornton collection features the finest custom semi-hollowbody and solidbody guitars, as well as 4 and 5-string basses available in the market today.


CP Thornton Guitars are appointed with exceptional components and a variety of beautiful woods like torrified curly rock maple, Hawaiian rosewood, swamp ash, old-growth pine, Nookta cedar, Port Oxford cedar, Brazillian, and stylized with superior quality paints and finishes.

The Buzz


"If you have one of Chuck's Guitars, you have one of the best. He's a genius."

-Denny Breau


"Having played and reviewed his guitars since 2007, we can assure you that they are masterfully built works of fine art with exceptional tone and resonance."

-ToneQuest Report


"I would encourage readers to consider the offerings of CP Thornton and experience an example of a guitar at the 'Axis of Axes.'"

-Ben Friedman

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