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

Marilyn 1 #70-280220

Like its namesake this is pretty hot little number. The Barden bridge pickup is like a flamethrower. It has a wide tonal response with loads of bite at the top and plenty of mid and low end punch. The neck pickup is a Tonerider Hot Classic and is warm and full with an airy quality. String definition is remarkable on both pickups. The middle selector switch position has both pickups running in parralel and has a beautiful sparkling tone with a full low end. The dual tone controls allow independant tone shaping of each pickup. Demo Here

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Serial no. - 70-300220
Model - Custom Classic T "Marilyn 1"
Body - Pacific Pine - 41mm thick - 1950 esquires were also pine and similar thickness
Finish - Body - Satin vintage white Neck - dry satin vintage tint
Neck - Maple/Pau Ferro, 14"radius, Std C profile, 21 Jumbos, 2 way truss rod
Pickups - Bridge - Joe Barden - Neck - Tonerider hot classic
Circuit - 3 way switching, Master volume, dual tone controls
Components - Sprague OD tone cap, Treble bleed cap, CTS Pots, CRL selector, Switchcraft jack
Bridge plate - 18 guage cold rolled steel
Saddles - Gotoh brass InTune compensated
Tuners - Schaller
String guide - Graphtec tusq XL
Nut - Bone
Hardware - deglossed

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