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

Custom Classic T-Type - No. 61-220818
A fun build which has everything I would include if I was going to keep it as a personal player. The Brierley Broadcaster pickup set is highly versatile and will cover pretty much any genre of music from jazz to hard rock. It has a thick muscular twang on the bridge pickup and when the tone is rolled off a little it has a very solid hard rock tone which is just great if your amp is breaking up.. The neck pickup is airy, transparent and warm. It has a big honky tonk 50's style riffing tone which will also give smooth warm jazz sounds with the tone rolled back. Ageing the finish and hardware is a challenging and creative exercise for me. A good bit of fun was had getting it looking just right. A perfect finish is required before the ageing process is begun so there are costs that have to be met in the end price. My client was very happy on all counts and the aged look fitted him very well. He was after a guitar that looked as though it had been around the block a few times and sounded like the early 50's Broadscasters.

No. 61
No. 61
No. 61
No. 61
No. 61
No. 61
Body - Alder - distressed nitro finish [Daphne Blue]
Neck - Maple shaft Rosewood fingerboard – distressed nitro vintage tint
9.5" radius, med jumbos, Std C profile,
Light ageing to body, headstock and all hardware
Toneranger TX3 control circuit [modern 3-way]
Copper sheet shielding
Oak grigsby 3-way selector switch -standard modern circuit
Sprague Orange drop tone cap, Switchcraft jack, CTS pots
Brierley broadcaster pickup set
Tuners - Gotoh SD91 - Nickel
Bridge - Gotoh 'In Tune'- Nickel
Hardware - Nickel
Nut - Bone
Guard – 60's style mint green
Switch tip - Black 60's style
Strings - 10-46 gauge Low action
Weight 3kg [6lb 6oz]
ABS Moulded 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