Xotic Introduces the California Classic XTC Series
A vintage-inspired line with custom-shop options.
Van Nuys, CA (August 3, 2018) -- Combining vibrant vintage tone and appearance with premium appointments, the Xotic California Classic XTC series is a "Made in USA" vintage inspired guitar that unites the modern player with a time tested classic.
“The goal isn’t to reinvent the wheel but redefine a legendary guitar by making modern adjustments with custom specs that improve playability and tone.” ~ William Raynaud, Xotic Master Luthier
This series features premium ash or weight relieved alder bodies coated with a thin nitro finish and available in light, medium, heavy and super heavy aging options. The aging process includes authentic checking patterns and wear marks for a naturally worn in appearance along with an aged headstock and hardware. Eleven stock colors are available to choose from plus 9+ premium colors and an option for a matching color headstock upgrade.
All XTC guitars come fitted with a stable roasted flame maple neck with stunning 5A and Master Grade options available. The roasted flame maple necks are heated to perfection and then coated with a natural oil finish for smooth and easy play. Maple and Rosewood fingerboard options are available as well as a 9.5” or 12” radius option.
The Raw Vintage USA TE pickups are hand crafted in Los Angeles, CA and feature a fat midrange and sparkling highs to capture that twangy vintage tone giving it a sound as vintage as it looks. The controls include one volume and one tone along with a 3-way switch.
Other notable features include a custom Xotic bridge with a 3 saddle Raw Vintage Brass saddle setup; Gotoh Locking Vintage tuners; Jescar Jumbo, Medium-Jumbo and Tall-Narrow options and 5 different pickguard options.
The XTC series is now available through select Xotic dealers and the Xotic website via the custom order form.
Starts at $2,500
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