Carlton Guitars
Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email
0404 094 150

No. 12-020509 Telstar
Great 60's style tele tone using Mick Brierley's Bakersfield Tele pickup set. The guitar weighs in at a friendly 3.2kg [7lb] The rhythm pickup matches the output of the bridge pickup creating a beautiful chiming tone. The middle positions gives great jangly rhythm sounds. The bridge is muscular with an incandescent biting tone. All round a great guitar to play. This one was is the twin of Lucky No. 13. I sprayed it my favourite custom colour, put the new Bakersfield pickups in as a test bed for them and it made guitar magic. One great sounding guitar.

No. 12-020509 Telstar
No. 12-020509 Telstar
No. 12-020509 Telstar
No. 12-020509 Telstar
• Model: Telstar
• Body: Mahogany
• Finish EM 6000 lacquer - Surf Green
• Neck: Maple/Rwood - 12" radius C profile
• Tuners: Gotoh SD91
• Pickups: Mick Brierley Bakersfields
• Bridge: Wilkinson
• Electronics: CTS pots OG switch -Switchraft hardware
• Controls: master volume and tone - 3 way selector
• Weight: 3.2 kg - 7.04lbs
• Serial number #12-020509

Sold to Greg who says:
"This bloody thing is just amazing. I prefer humbuckers, finding single coils a bit thin but not this baby. Just beautiful. Got rid of a nice Japanese strat `cause it sounded crap next to Telstar."

Carlton custom built instruments are made to exacting standards using top quality air dried tone-woods and the finest quality, industry standard hardware available. They are built by my hands from start to finish specifically for you. I I won't compromise quality for price. I am dedicated to creating fine tone unlike the multinational guitar factories that are dedicated to making money.
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My work shop is in Melbourne’s South East side. Contact me any time for a chat about how I can help get your instrument playing the way you need it to.

The workshop is in close proximity to the following suburbs
Carrum Downs, Frankston, Langwarrin, Skye, Seaford, Kananook, Karingal, Bangholme, Dandenong, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Springvale, Aspendale, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham,Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett, Mentone, Mordialloc, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes, Waterways, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Cranbourne, Lynbrook