The Neck - Roasted Flame Maple -9.5" Vintage Modern Radius - Jescar 55090 Tall Narrow Fret wire
Roasted Flame maple provides enhanced stability which means only a minimum amount of finish is required. This gives the neck the smooth feel of natural wood and a multi-dimensional sound that is more reflective of the player's nuances. This guitar features a Modern medium C neck shape.
The Pickups - RV-50
The Xotic California Classic® is equipped with Xotic's proprietary Raw Vintage pickups which contribute to a full "open" sound and tightness with a sweet spanky high end, firm lows, and mids with a great complexity and a punchy attack. The RV-50 pickups are carefully hand wound at Xotic's Los Angeles facility.
Xotic guitar bodies are made from high grade tonewood which has been properly seasoned. Xotic added neck joint stability with very tight tolerances for stable tuning. Premium Ash bodies sources from US Midwest and East Coast.
Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body, Oil finish neck
Our finishes are significantly thinner and lighter in weight than conventional guitar finishes. Nitrocellulose Lacquer is known to have excellent ageing characteristics for musical instruments. When the guitar ages properly it promotes a lower damping coefficient meaning greater warmth, longer sustain and louder volume.
Finally, Xotic believe the guitar should play very easily without fatigue. Thus, it is essential to have a proper setup: adjusting the nut, the amount of bow in the neck, level of the frets and heights of strings for incredibly comfortable playability. Xotic's highly trained luthiers carefully inspect each instrument and perform a highly detailed setup that brings out the full potential of the instrument insuring each guitar plays its very best.