Bass of the Week: CP Thornton B-034 Bass

CP Thornton Guitars B-034 BassThis week we’re checking out a cool four-string bass by CP Thornton Guitars. Luthier Chuck Thornton built this bass, numbered B-034, with a swamp ash core with killer slabs of 5A Eastern Maple for the top and back.

The body’s ergonomic contours include a carve built-in that acts as a ramp along most of the string’s length over the body. It evens up to the Nordstrand Big Split pickups, which are housed in rosewood covers and separated by another rosewood ramp.

Thornton utilized torrefied birdseye maple for the neck and fingerboard. Other features include an active/passive preamp and Hipshot hardware.

CP Thornton B-034 Bass Specs:

Scale Length:34″
Body:Swamp Ash
Top/Back:5A Eastern Maple
Neck:Torrefied Maple
Fingerboard:Torrefied Maple
Fingerboard Inlay:Ovals
Nut Width:1 19/32″
Fingerboard Radius:12″
Fretwire:EVO .047 X .104
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralight
Bridge:Hipshot A Style
Pickups:Nordstrand Soap Bar Big Split
Controls:Active/Passive circuitry

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  1. MikeyM.

    very nice build

  2. Peter Beulke

    Nice but to modern , at least its not 5 String i hate any .

  3. Ray McClain

    I love my CP Thornton TR-5 bass! So easy to play and hangs perfectly! I currently own three CP Thornton basses!!