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

21-180912 The Whiteguard
It doesn't get any more chic than a whiteguard tele, the true gentleman’s guitar.
The idea was not to slavishly recreate every detail of the original late 50's Whiteguards but to produce a guitar that had a similar look and tone but using hardware is vintage in style but definitely modern technology. Mick Brierleys' 52's duplicate the muscular snarl on the lead pickup and big warm honky tonk tone on the rhythm pickup that made the old Whiteguards so sought after in later years.

The Witeguard #21
The Witeguard #21
Cutting the neck
The Witeguard #21
• Model: T Type White Guard
• Body: Alder Finish - Full gloss lacquer
• Neck: maple.: 25.5”scale, 9.5", std C, vintage style
• Graphtec Tusq nut
• Tuners: Gotoh SD91
• Pickups: Brierley 1952 set.
• Bridge: Wilkinson
• Electronics: Switchraft, CRL & CTS hardware, Bleeder
• Controls: master volume and tone - 3 way selector
• Weight: 3.5 kg - 7.7lbs
• Serial number 21-180912

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