Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email 0404 094 150
#26 Type EB [Bigsquire]- Sold
An Esquire type guitar with similar livery to the early 50's Blackguards. Peter wanted that 50's Esquire vibe but with an important additional element, the Bigsby B5.
We chose a Vibramate V5-TEV bridge and attachment plate. This allows the guitar to use either standard string through the body or Bigsby tail-piece. The Vibramate attachment plate sits under the Bigsby and comes right off the guitar once the end-pin screw is removed. The B5 bolts to mount pins welded onto the Vibramate tail plate and no holes need to be cut into the body.
The tone is typical Esquire with muscular twang and aggressive bite of the 50's lead pickup. The genuine Bigsby B5 has not added a very cool vibe and has nice solid feel. Tuning is very stable because of the locking tuners, roller string tree and Tusq nut.
• Model: Bigsquire
• Body: Alder
• Finish - Butterscotch
• Neck: Vintage styling 9.5" radius Std C
• Graphtec Tusq nut
• Tuners: Gotoh locking tuners
• Pickups: Tonerider Hot Classic
• Bridge: Vibramate V5-TEV compensated brass saddles
• Heavy duty Stainless neck plate
• Electronics: Switchraft, CRL & CTS, Carlton ES circuit
• Controls: master volume and tone, 3 way selector
• Weight: 3.63 kg - 8lbs
• Serial number 26-101013
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