Carlton Guitars
Ray Carlton Custom Guitars
Boronia Victoria Aust. email
0404 094 150


Carlton Custom Guitar Gallery
A showcase of the bespoke guitars that have been built here in my workshop. Specifications and impression of each instrument are included. Only the finest quality air dried tone-woods and top grade parts hand picked by myself are used.

Guitars are built to an exacting set of specifications arrived at through a consultative process with the client. The methods I use are the same as were employed in the golden era of American guitar building during the early 1950's. I have no computer driven machinery here.

If you see an instrument that speaks to you it is entirely possible for another to be built. Contact me by email and we can begin discussing the building of your new guitar.

Serial Numbers and Identifying marks

Serial numbers comprise the consecutive build number followed by a dash and the day month year in DDMMYY format IE: 28-010914 will be build number 28 began 1st September 2014. The serial number convention has been deviated from on several occaisions and if you have a query on your particular instrument please contact me.

The Silver Star
A handful of instruments have gone out over the years with a small sterling silver star on the headstock. Find out why here

Click any image for further details. If you have an enquiry email me.I am happy to talk my guitars / your guitars anytime

in progress
Shaun 55-110717
in progressMax 54-220517
in progressSteve 53-210517
No,52 BroadcasterBrett no. 52-040117

Whitey#2 #51-230616no 51-230616 Whitey #2
50 no.50-160616 Double S Type
#49-140616 #49-140616 Model EB
#48-010616 Custom Classic Type S #48-010616 Custom Classic Type S

Custom Deluxe no. 47
Custom Deluxe no.47-260216
#46 Custom Classic Model TCustom Classic Type T #46-180216
#45 Custom Classic Model SCustom Classic Type S #45-141115
#44 Custom Classic Model T3#44-131115 Custom Classic T type T3
#43 The Nipper#43_210915 The Nipper - Custom Design
#42 Custom Classic #42 #42-250515 Custom Classic Model S
#41 Custom Classic Model T#41-110315 Custom Classic Model T
#40 Custom Classic Model B90#40-130315 Custom Classic Model B90
#39-060215 Classic Custom Model T#39-060215 Custom Classic Model T
#38-210915#38-210915 Custom Classic White Guard
#37-020215  Custom Designed#37-020215 Custom Design
#36-020215 Custom Design#36-020215 Custom Bass - The Grunter
#35-090115 Custom Classic #35-090115 Custom Classic Model S
#34-011214 Custom Classic B90#34-011214 Custom Classic B90
#33-291014 Custom Classic Model T#33-291014 Custom Classic Model T
#32-281014 Custom Classic Blackguard#32-281014 Custom Classic Blackguard
#31-151014  Custom Classic Fengsby#31-151014 Custom Classic Fengsby
Carlton Custom Guitar #30#30-220614 Custom Design The Wedge Tail
#29-070614 Custom Restoration#29-070614 Custom Restoration
#28-06104 Custom Design Cielo Mar#28-06104 Custom Design Cielo Mar
Custom Classic Model T #27-071113#27-071113 Custom Classic Model T
#26-101013 The Fengsby#26-101013 Custom Classic EB Type
#25-080713 Model E#25-080713 Custom Classic Model E
in progressin Progress #24-010313
in progressin progress #23-??????
#22-271112 The prospector Custom Design#22-271112 The prospector Custom Design
#21-180912 Custom Classic Whiteguard#21-180912 Custom Classic Whiteguard
#20-The Mongrel#20-The Mongrel
#19-300312 RB Special#19-300312 RB Special
#18-100411 Custom Design The Taipan#18-100411 Custom Design The Taipan
#17-251110 Custom Classic Model T#17-251110 Custom Classic Model T
#16-150810 Custom Classic Blackguard#16-150810 Custom Classic Blackguard
#15-090909 Custom Design Telstar Mk 1#15-090909 Custom Design Telstar Mk1
#14-050809 Custom Classic Model T#14-050809 Custom Classic Model T
#13-020509 Telstar Mk1#13-020509 Telstar Mk1 Custom Design
#12-020509 Telstar mk1#12-020509 Telstar Mk1 custom design
No. 11#11-300508 Model TL Hotrod
No, 10#10-300508 Model T Hotrod TL
#09-220208 Telstar Mk1#09-220208 Telstar Mk1 Custom Design
#08-061107 Model T Hotrod#08-061107 Model T Hotrod
#7-061107 Model T Hotrod#7-061107 Model T Hotrod
#6 -????06 Model TL Hotrod#6 -????06 Model TL Hotrod
#5-030710 RB Special#5 -030710 RB Special
#4 -????06 Bluescaster#4 -????06 Bluescaster
3-301005 BluescasterNo, 3-301005 Bluescaster
2-010406 Model T Hotrod The green DreamNo. 2-010406 Model T Hotrod The green Dream
1-111005 Model T hotrodNo. 1-111005 Model T hotrod

My work shop is in Melbourne’s outer east side. Contact me any time for a chat about how I can help get your instrument playing the way you need it to.

All inhouse Custom Designs are covered by Copyright (C) 2005
The workshop is in close proximity to the following suburbs
Bayswater, Belgrave, Boronia, Chirnside, Clematis, Croydon, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Knoxfield, Liliydale, Lysterfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Montrose, Mount Dandenong, Mt Evelyn, Olinda, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Selby, Tecoma, The Basin, The Patch, Upwey, Vermont, Wantirna, Wonga Park
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