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 that come with a nitrocellulose finish and is available in light, medium, heavy and super heavy aging options.
Premium Ash Body
Our premium ash bodies are hand selected for the best grain and acoustic properties.
Weight Relieved Alder Body
Alder bodies are weight relieved for a light, natural feel and resonant tone.
The roasted flame maple necks are heated to perfection. All XTC guitars come fitted with an ultra stable roasted flame maple necks with stunning 5A and Master grade options available.
Necks are coated with a natural oil finish for smooth, unhindered playability. Maple and Rosewood fingerboard options are available as well as a 9.5” or 12” radius option.
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.
The XTC series combines classic looks with top-end hardware for the modern player.
Vintage Locking Tuners
Improve tuning stability, Quicker string change
Custom Xotic bridge
with compensated brass saddles for better intonation and tone.
Raw Vintage USA Handwound Pickups
Raw Vintage TE Dual Single Coils Set