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

Custom Classic T-Type - The Aerocaster #71-180620
A guitar that has been in the pipeline for a while. The parts had been gathered and put in a box some eight or nine years prior to the build it they lay gathering dust in the back of the workshop. Finally brushed off this "workshop ghost" and assembled the project while work was quiet during the Covid19 emergency.

The guitar produced prior to the Aerocaster also has the 71 prefix but a different date code [71- 280220] being 28th day of Februaray 2020 as the production date. Aerocaster is number 72 sequentially and should have had the #72 prefix. The following guitarin the gallery has the sequential code of 72. There is as far as can be ascertained one other very early sequential code error.

The Aerocaster is joy to play being ultra light with an unquantifiable "alive" feel. The impression is given that it really wants to play loud, dirty and is more than ready for plenty of rip roaring rock and blues. Caution should be exercised as punters standing too close to your amp risk their faces being torn off.
As a nice light and very smooth player I loved this guitar a lot and was more than a little sad when she was purchased. At the time in the depths of the initial Covid emergency we didsn't know what was coming next and my thinking went along the lines of "Yeah all over rover this one's yours".
The months drew on and someone went for the bait. I built a few just like it over that desparate year.

Aerocaster - 71-180620
Body - T-type Chambered swamp ash - satin butterscotch finish
Neck - Maple shaft rosewood board, 9.5"radius, Std. C profile, 21 med jumbos
Pickups - Seymour Duncan vintage P90
Electronics - CTS pots, Sprague tone cap, treble bleed, switcraft jack standard 3 way toggle switching
Bridge - Schaller 3D6 [Backloader]
Tuners - Gotoh vintage pattern SD91 MGT [magnum lock]
Hardware - deglossed
Neckplate - Heavy duty 3mm stainless plate and #8 SS screws
Wieght - 2.5kg [5.5lb]

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