Carlton Guitars
Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Carrum Downs Victoria Australia. email
0404 094 150

Astrocaster #53-210517 Project name "The Walruss"
Body is of southern Myrtle cut from a section of a lightweight, beautifully grained board that had been air drying for over 10 years. In fact the last section of this timber from my rack. Neck is a one piece Rock Maple standard C profile with with US walnut skunk stripe. See other specs below. The bodyt is heavily chambered and as a result the guitar is very easy on the shoulder. It plays with a nice "live" feel and is very resonant and responsive. The wide tonal pallette comes from Mick Brierley's matched 52 lead for T-type and vintage wound P90. Tone goes from searing heat on the bridge with everything wide open to a warm thick syrupy tone from the P90.. Circuit is ToneRanger TX3

Demo clip by Brett Kingman

The Walrus
The Walrus

The Walrus
The Walrus
The Walrus
• Model: Astrocaster • Serial no. 53-210517
• Body - 2 piece chambered myrtle – Telstar mk1v template
• Binding – top and F hole
• Finish nitro full gloss – Twilight Turquoise – neck clear
• One piece HotRod neck – STD C, 9.5” radius, Med jumbos.
• Pickups 52 lead for tele/ cream p90 by Mick Brierley
• T-type controls inc hi pass filter –TX3 ToneRanger circuit.
• .075" cold rolled steel bridge plate and brass compensated saddles
• Gotoh vintage kluson repro split post tuners
• Vintage round nickel string tree • Bone nut
• 3 ply custon guard
• Switchcraft Jack, nickel hardware
• CRL Switch, CTS Pots and orange drop caps
• weight 2.5kg [5-1/2lbs]
• Deluxe ABS Mouded hard case

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.
email or text - call - 0404 094 150 or

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