Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email 0404 094 150
#25 Old Joe's E Type - privately commissioned build
A Broadcaster style Tonerider lead for tele pickup was chosen plus a set of my favourite parts and a very righteous guitar resulted. Screaming top end with powerful mids and lows. The thick muscular twang in the straight through selector position is really something else.
The reason why single pickup guitars sound so great is that there is no magnetic pull from the front pickup dampening the oscillation of the strings. This really opens things up tone-wise. Leo Fender's original design was without a neck pickup. Until you try one it is hard to imagine how much you can get with a single pickup. It is a party animal compared to it's rather conservative offspring the Telecaster.
As they say Leo got it right first time
• Model: E Type
• Body: Alder Finish - Full gloss guitar lacquer
• Neck: Maple.: 25.5”scale, 9.5" radius, STD C profile
• Graphtec Tusq nut
• Tuners: Gotoh SD91
• Pickups: Tonerider Hot Classic
• Bridge: Wilkinson with compensated brass saddles
• HD Stainless neck plate
• Electronics: Switchraft, CRL & CTS, Carlton ES circuit
• Controls: master volume and tone - 3 way selector
• Weight: 3.5 kg - 7.7lbs
• Serial number 25-080713
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