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

Astrocaster No.66-040719
Brazilian Rosewood board
The fully chambered body is of Mahogany cut from a section of board that had been air drying for over 12 years. Cap is of quatersawn Victorian ash. Neck shaft is Rock Maple with Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. Profile is a chunky standard C slightly thicker than my standard C necks. Girth is .090"at the first fret and .099"at the 12th fret. See other specs below. As the body is heavily chambered it 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 hot 52 lead for T-type and 491 PAF neck pickup. Tone goes from searing heat on the bridge with everything wide open to a warm thick syrupy tone from the neck.. Circuit is ToneRanger Tx4 with strangle mod in 2nd selector switch position. The 1st,3rd and 4th positions are standard T-type. Overall a very versatile guitar which will cover a lot of ground.

Demo by Brett Kingman video here:

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no. 66
Model: Astrocaster
Body - 2 piece chambered Mahogany Vic Ash top – thickness = » 50mm [1.75”]
Binding Parchment - Body top and F hole
Finish nitro satin – Sonic Blue
Neck - Rock Maple shaft, Brazilian Rosewood finger board
Neck spec – Generous C profile, 12” radius, 22 Med jumbo frets
Pickups - Brierley matched set - hot T ‘52 Neck, PAF [491] Bridge
Electronics - the best - CTS, Oak Grigsby, Switchcraft, Sprague
Shielding - Copper foil to all cavities
Circuit - Tx4W ToneRanger circuit [4-way switching]
Switching – pos 1 lead, 2 lead strangle, 3 both parallel, 4 rhythm
Vintage spec .048" cold rolled steel bridge plate
Saddles - Gotoh InTune brass saddles
Tuners - Gotoh SG-360
String guide - Tusque
Nut - Bone
End pins - vintage 'F' style nickel
Guard - custom 3 ply parchment

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