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