Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email 0404 094 150
#31-151014 - Type EB Sold - Special order
This guitar captures the vibe of the early 60's. The neck is huge and the tone is like a flame thrower. It will cut like a hot knife through any mix. Mick Brierley's '52 lead for Tele was chosen to drive it. Genuine Bigsby B5 direct mounted and Vibramate stainless bridge plate with compensated brass saddles. Everything is top of the range.
There is a great vibe you get playing an esquire and this does it in spades. With one less pickup you would imagine it to be less than a telecaster but actually it has its own unique tonal palette you can't get with a tele.
• Model- Type EB
• Body: Alder
• Finish - Sonic Blue
• Neck: maple, 12" radius, fat U profile, 21 medium jumbos, nitro finish
• Graphtec Tusq nut
• Tuners: Gotoh SD91
• Bridge: Vibramate bridge plate Wilkinson compensated tuners
• Pickups: Brierley 52 Lead for Tele
• Heavy duty Stainless neck plate
• Electronics: Switchraft, CRL & CTS, select caps.
• Controls: master volume and tone and 3 way
• switching: 3 way Carlton Type E v
• Weight: 3.25kg -7.15lbs
• Serial number 31-151014
I received this feedback from Ian the proud owner of #31
I gave the new guitar a good work out with the band last night and thought I would send some feedback. The sound was fantastic - really cut through - I play through a deluxe reverb and it was a great match. In the bridge side position the guitar has such a clear open hot sound - really cuts through, but it has space and air and openness if that makes sense. With the selector on the neck side with that more honky sound it is excellent dirtied up a bit.
The other band members loved the sound. It also plays very very well - I love the fat neck, and the set up is spot on. Great work mate - thanks!Also got some great comments on the look of the guitar - the sonic blue is perfect. So thanks again for all your work and a fantastic guitar. My only problem is going back to my other guitars after playing that fat neck.
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