Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Boronia Victoria Aust. email 0404 094 150
RB Special No. 019-300312 -
This is the second build based on the RB Special template set. It has some similarities to #5 but is radically different in many ways. Main differences to #5 are the size, which was reduced to 340mm across the main bouts and it has a solid core.
The guitar is built from light weight, very resonant mahogany, capped with a Tasmanian tiger myrtle drop top. The neck is laminated mahogany. The body is profiled save weight. and weighs in at 3.6kg.
Mick Brierley's PAF's were use and these have a beautifully detailed tone. Electronics are master tone and volume with a 3 way toggle switch. Tone is impressive. Very well rounded, clear and detailed from the warm, thick sweetness of the bass on the neck pickup to screaming incandescent highs on the bridge pickup. Ideal for pretty much any music genre no 19 is great all rounder.
• Model: RB Special
• Body: Top bound- Tiger Myrtle cap, Mahogany core, Maple binding
• Finish - Burnished
• Neck: Mahogany Indian rosewood board, 25.5”, 12" rad Chunky C
• Tuners: Grover locking
• Pickups: Hand wound custom made Brierley PAF set
• Bridge: Gotoh 510UB wrap-over
• Electronics: CTS pots -Switchraft hardware, bleeder cap
• Controls: master volume and tone - 3 way selector
• Weight: 3.6 kg - 8lbs
• Serial number 019-300312
Built for Dennis who writes:
Got back home Tuesday night ,me and new guitar arrived unscathed- all good.
Haven’t put it down for 2 days now and really like it. Tried it on my Valve-tone amps and sounds great.
Just getting the hang of where the nice warm tone is on the neck p/up with the pots. For hot blues and hard rock, switch to the back p/up with some overdrive and wind the pots to max and it sounds wicked, this is its best sound IMO. With the switch in the middle you can get a nice sorta surf guitar twang there too.
So very happy with the guitar Ray
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 outer 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
Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Chirnside, Clematis, Croydon, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Knoxfield, Liliydale, Lysterfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Montrose, Mount Dandenong, Mt Evelyn, Olinda, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Selby, Tecoma, The Basin, The Patch, Upwey, Vermont, Wantirna, Wonga Park