Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Boronia Victoria Aust. email 0404 094 150
RB Special No. 5-030710
Had this one out on a couple of gigs and I really liked this guitar. It has an intense slicing tone on the bridge and big warm and sweet tone on the neck. The middle setting is a big honky tonk tone great for rhythm or riffs. It would be equally at home in a Rock, Country. Rockabilly, Blues, Punk or whatever setting. It has nice chime and cut without being brittle. The tone is definitely of the vintage variety.
The guitar is built almost entirely of Australian timbers. It is routed from the back thinline style from figured myrtle with a Vic ash back. The neck is of quartered Victorian ash which I have used in several necks very successfully The headstock face plate is of figured alpine ash. Fingerboard is of Indian Rosewood
• Model: RB special
• Body: Chambered 2 Piece Tasmanian figured Myrtle
• Rear cap Victorian ash with myrtle strips
• Finish: Oil and wax micro coat - unfilled grain
• Neck: Quarter sawn Vic Ash - 12" radius std C
• Tuners: Gotoh 18:1's
• Pickups: Eric Johnson specials by Dimarzio
• Bridge: Gotoh wrap around
• Electronics: Dimarzio pots, cap and switch
• Controls: master volume and tone - 3 way selector
• Weight: 3.3 kg [ 7.2 lbs]
• Serial number #5-030710
SOLD! to a very cool lady called Natalie who says:
"Sounding awesome by the way, absolutely love it - and so does everyone
else. Showed it off at a local open mike night, people are like 'what's that
guitar?' haha, you might have some more customers soon!"
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 outer 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
Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Chirnside, Clematis, Croydon, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Knoxfield, Liliydale, Lysterfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Montrose, Mount Dandenong, Mt Evelyn, Olinda, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Selby, Tecoma, The Basin, The Patch, Upwey, Vermont, Wantirna, Wonga Park