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

For more information:

Rig Rundown: All That Remains' Mike Martin & Jason Richardson [2022]

Celebrating The Fall of Ideals, Mike Martin upgrades with two smoking PRS Custom 24s, while Jason Richardson unveils two dazzling Music Man Cutlass signatures.

Read More Show less

Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

Read More Show less

A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.

Read More Show less