Hot Rod Series HTL-2

Base Price: $3,100 (single color with 1-piece neck)

"The C.P. Thornton Hot Rod Series Guitars are the result of years of experience in building and craftsmanship....Chuck Thornton has taken all he has learned about the right choices of tone wood for the right model of guitar, matched with the right electronics, and then applied that to these quality builds, using very old growth Nootka Cedar from Alaska. Unlike Western Red Cedar, Nootka is actually a cypress and is more dense so it won’t dent quite as easily
and it has a tone that is incredibly rich and full. 
Paired with beautifully torrefied Rock Maple necks which supplies an awesome feel and incredible stability. As there are many things to love about these guitars, the thing we love the most are the looks! Inspired by classic cars from the 50’s. These 2 tone finishes are flawless and wonderfully gorgeous! - Austin Guitar House

  • Body Wood: Nootka Cedar

  • Neck Wood: 1 pc. Torrefied Rock Maple or with Rosewood Fingerboard 

  • Neck Profile: C-shape, 0.83" depth at 1st fret, 0.90" at 12th fret.

  • Fingerboard: see options below

  • Scale Length: 25.5”

  • Radius: 10" 

  • Frets: 21, EVO fretwire 0.104" x 0.047"

  • Inlays: Dots 

  • Nut: 1.687" width

  • Tuners: Gotoh Kluson style Staggered 

  • Bridge: Super VEE Blade Runner Tremolo with Highwood Saddles

  • Pickguard: See options below

  • Pickups: Harmonic Design Vintage Plus Strat 

  • Controls: Volume, Tone for neck & middle, Tone for bridge, 5-way switch

  • Case: Access Stage III Hard Bag/Hybrid Case


  • Body Wood: (no extra charge)

    • Nootka Cedar

    • Port Orford Cedar

    • Eastern White Pine

  • ​Neck Wood:

    • 1 pc. Torrefied Rock Maple Standard 

    •  2 pc.Torrified Rock Maple neck with:

      • Rosewood Fingerboard (+$200)

      • Torrefied 3A Curly Rock Maple (+$125)

      • Torrefied 5A Curly Rock Maple (+$250)

  • ​Neck Profile: C-shape, 0.83" depth at 1st fret, 0.90" at 12th fret. Other profiles available upon request. 

  • ​Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood or Madagascar Rosewood if available

  • Scale Length: 25.5” 

  • ​Radius: 10" Standard, others upon request

  • ​Frets: EVO  .047"x.104 Standard, Jescar Nickel Silver upon request

  • ​Pickguard: Single-ply or 3-ply

    • White

    • Parchment

    • Cream

    • Mint green

    • Black

    • Tortoiseshell

  • ​Pickups: Harmonic Design Vintage Plus Strat standard, others upon request.

  • ​Finish: Single-color Standard

    • Two-Tone Body (+$200)

    • Matching Headstock (+$100)

Model Gallery

Bahama Mist

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Black/India Ivory

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Daphne Blue/India Ivory

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Lake Placid Blue/Black

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Lake Placid Blue/Mint Green

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Olympic White

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Olympic White/Mint Green

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Pacific Gold

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Red Spice

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Hot Rod Series HTL-2