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

Custom Classic T-Type - The Aerocaster #72-160720
During the depths of the Covid lockdowns this guitar was built. The sombre colour reflecting the mood of the time. We were well into the uncharted and undreampt of territory of strict lockdowns, fear and paranoia in defence of the all pervading virus we were afraid was threatening life as we knew it. It felt like something out of a bad 50's sci fi movie. It's hard to imagine now just how quickly society snapped into this strange new normal. Equipped with Lollar Wide Range Humbuckers this guitar has a very big sound as you can imagine. The owner is a big bloke and he wanted a big neck. We chose the "superwide" spec and he was very pleased weith the feel. I might add I found it a pretty difficult ride. The Lollars lived up to the reputation. Even though I am a great proponent of local pickup winders I am still of the opinion you cannot beat Aussie made pickups. Enough said they do sound fabulous and the new owner scratched his itch for Jason's WR pickups. If you are looking for locally produced WRHB Martin A Smith builds really nice ones that are in my opinion as good or better than the Lollars.

Neck maple / maple fingerboard – clear satin - standard logo - [see full spec below]
Headstock logo - 40
TC-T-Line Mahogany Body - Fender Pewter satin finish
Pickups – Lollar Imperial WRHB’s supplied by owner
Deluxe Wiring & Components [OG/CTS/Switcraft/Sprague]
3-way toggle switch. [Toggle only if aftermarket guard not available]
Master tone master volume
Vintage Cloth covered wiring
Copper Shielding throughout
Control knob – knurled flat tops
Grover mini Rotomatic tuners
Nickel ’60’s string guide
Electrosocket jack plate - Nickel
Strap Buttons vintage F style - Nickel
Strap Button Felt white
’72 TC-TL guard - white laminate
Gotoh Strat hardtail Bridge – string spread 52.5mm
Bone Nut
Heavy Duty [3mm] Stainless Neck plate
String gauge 9-42 - action .055” @ 12th fret
Weight – 3.25kg [7.25lbs]

Neck Specification:
Style: Superwide Strat®
Construction: Modern Construction
Scale: 25-1/2 in.
Neck Wood:
Shaft Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Maple
Right/Left: Right Handed
Nut Width: 1-7/8"
Neck Profile: 59 roundback
21.8mm @ 1st fret - 24.4mm @ 12th fret
Radius: 10-16" Compound
# of Frets: 22
Fret Size: 6150 medium jumbos
Tuner Ream: Gotoh/Grover (13/32" 11/32")
Inlays: Black Face Dots - Side Dots: Black Side Dots

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