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

Carlton Custom Guitar Gallery 2

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A showcase of the bespoke guitars that have been built in my workshop. Specifications and my impressions of each instrument are included. Some have demo clips. 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 guitar building during the early 1950's. I have no computer driven machinery here. The guitars shown here have mostly been built at the Carrum Downs workshop. There were many interesting guitars built at The Basin workshop including the earliest builds.
Check them out 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.

Quite a few guitars built here are demoed by Brett Kingman - Carlton guitars YouTube channel
Brett is a great player and I am honored that he owns three of my instruments which see plenty of time on demos of other products as well as the in live appearances.

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.

What's for sale right now? check out the New and Used Instrument page

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 or your guitars anytime


no. 56

Custom Classic T no.56-040817
no. 57
Custom Classic
S no. 57-310118
no. 58
Custom Classic T no 58-270318
no59

Custom Classic S no. 59-240518
no. 59
Custom Classic E no. 60-300718
no. 61
Custom Classic T no. 61-220818
no-62

Astrocaster no. 62-290818 - Demo Availailable
no. 63
Custom Classic E no. 63-081118
no. 64
Custom Classic S no..64-100419
no. 65

Astrocaster no. 65-210819
no. 66
Astrocaster no. 66-040719 - Demo available
no.67
Custom Classic T 67-041019
no. 68

Custom Classic T no. 68-151119
no. 69
Custom Classic Numbcaster no. 69-051219
Rustbucket
Rustbucket - no serial number
no. 70

Custom Classic T no. 70-280220
- Demo available
N0. 71 Coming soon
N0. 72 Coming soon

Custom Build or Repairs
My work shop is in Melbourne’s South East side down Frankston Seaford way. Contact me any time for a chat about how I can help get your instrument playing the way you need it to.
If you you are interested in talking about a build you have on your mind feel free to contact me any time.
Email or call Ray on 0404 094 150

All inhouse Custom Designs are covered by Copyright (C) 2005

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