Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email 0404 094 150
#30-220614 Tangi Nui
Built from a block of Rimu supplied by the the owner of the guitar. It has a very strident acoustic sound with plenty of sustain. Amplified the tone is full with a big bottom end, plenty of midrange punch and smooth clear highs - excellent definition. Particular attention was given in this design to ensure easy access to the controls and the upper frets. Pickups are Mick Brierley’s "Rebellions" AKA The Big Red Rockers
This instrument was designed for heavy blues and it will do that job in spades. The tone chambers give the guitar a very lively feel and controlled feedback is easily achieved in the right conditions. The top has been carefully shaped to enhance the full rich tone of the pickups.
The controls are in the same position as a strat with no 2nd tone. The Freeway switch is in the same relative position as a Strat and it is possible to operate all controls with the pinky finger. Perfect if you ride the controls all night. Standard strat switching plus the neck and bridge together in parallel.
• Model- Wedgetail
• Body: Rimu - Semi hollow carve top
• Finish - no skin clear
• Neck: maple two piece 25.5”scale, 12" rad, std C profile, 22 jumbos
• Graphtec Tusq nut
• Tuners: Gotoh SD91
• Bridge: Gotoh GTC-102 - 10.5mm string pitch
• Pickups: Brierley Rebellions
• Heavy duty Stainless neck-plate #8 Stainless screws
• Electronics: Switchraft, CRL & CTS, high pass filter cap [treble bleed]
• Controls: master volume and tone - 6 way Freeway switch
• Weight: 3.25kg -7.15lbs
• Serial number 30-220614
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