Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email 0404 094 150
1 piece swamp ash blank handpicked for me by Tommy at USACG for lighghtness of weight and resonat properties. The contoured body and offset design togethert with its light weight make this a very comfortable guitar to play. An ideal workhorse if you play long shows. Very nice flame maple in the 1 pice vintage style neck. Very punchy tone with plenty of muscle.
Burnished finish throughout giving a micro thin coat. The grain is open and when you pick it up you can feel the grain in the wood. No multi coating of lacquer to seal it all under a glass like finish, Feels like what it is, a piece of finely polished timber.
New on this one is a 3mm heavy duty stainless neckplate which is recessed into the body. The heavy neckplate allows a much tighter neck to body union. In my opinion a tight fit with plenty of compression adds miles to the tone.
• Model: Telstar
• Body: one piece US Swamp Ash
• Finish: Damish Oil micro coat - unfilled grain
• Neck: Maple/Rwood - 10" radius C profile Standard tele
• Tuners: Gotoh vintage kluson repro
• Pickups: Mick Brierley Bakersfields
• Bridge: Wilkinson rolled steel with compensated brass saddles
• Electronics: Select caps - CTS pots and Oak Grigbsy and Switchraft hardware
• Controls: master volume and tone - 3 way selector
• Weight: 2.7 kg - 5.9 lbs
• Serial number #15-090909
Sold to Rhys from Perth who says:
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the Telstar is fantastic! The tone is top-notch and it's an absolute pleasure to play. Love those pick-ups! It's a great looking guitar too. Don't be surprised if you find me coming back sooner rather than later.
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