Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email 0404 094 150
T-TL Type No. 017-251110
I have built a few T-TL Type instruments and they have proved to be popular. Based on the 60's thinline style popularised first by Gibson with the 335 and Blueshawk models and Fender with their thinline and the exotic 70's Starcaster.
The design has a solid block down the centre into which the neck, pickups and bridge are mounted. The core is routed out leaving the center block terminating just behind the bridge. I generally use a fancy grade top glued on top. Its a halfway mark between solid body and jazzbox guitars. Gives a bit more lively and responsive tone. Dificult to quantify the difference to its solid brother but there is one and it is nice.
# 17 Has a well figured walnut top cut from the same block as #10 and #11. Both these were great players and #17 is as well. It has the same remarkable handwound pickups as #10 from the workbench of Mick Brierley. Will feedback in a controlled way if required.
The pickups have a really nice harmonic response for pinches and squeals. It can be very raucous and edgy but exceptionally smooth if you need that. Wind the volume back with a low power valve amp for wonderful crystaline cleans and wind it on for screaming solos and crushing riffs. A very versatile instrument which is very light on the shoulder and well balanced.
• Model: Hotrod“T”
• Body: chambered- Claro Walnut top, Mahogany core
• Finish - burnished
• Neck: Maple one piece- 25.5” - 10" radius C profile
• Tuners: Schaller locking minis
• Pickups: Handwound Brierley Modern Vintage.
• Bridge: Gotoh Strat Hardtail
• Electronics: Select caps and pots, Switchraft hardware, bleeder
• Controls: master volume and tone, 3 way selector
• Weight: 2.9 kg - 6.4lbs
• Serial number 017-251110
From The owner:
Finally received the Hot Rod today. Looks, feels and sounds great. Very happy with it…
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