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

Vintage Status Sillhouette p bass copy $400 or best offer

A parts bin project begun with an orphaned 80's Korean p bass body and Status neck same vintage also built in Korea. As is usual, with a recycle bin project, the challenge is to end up with a working guitar that plays and, sounds great with an excellent chance of being around for quite a while. The bridge is new as is the pickup, pots and cap. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Instead of buying a cheap bass built in the sweatshops of China or India put this one back into circulation. You'll know it already has a history and the carbon footprint is minimal

It's pretty light to carry and has a great punchy tone. Plenty of clang with the tone control wide open and a serious thump wound back. Neck is in very nice condition having been refretted at some point. The frets are 99% good after a proper polish and a couple ground to correct hieght. Action is set in the medium range with plenty of room behind the saddles to bring it up high if you want. Strings are 100 - 40 nickels and wouldn't recomend going heavier. Fingerboard radius is 14" [356mm], scale is standard 34". The neck profile is classic fender so it feels p bass-ish but the body is lighter. I've added a string bar which gets a good break angle over the nut for the A string. The nut is hand shaped bone. Saddles are quality machined brass. Tonerider pickup, CTS pots, Switchcraft jack, sprague tone cap, Wilkinson bridge, all brand new. Unknown [original] tuners.
The bridge and knobs have been deglossed to fit in with the worn finish on the body and neck which is showing the wear one would expect on parts rescued from 35 year old instruments. Not badly knocked about or a fake relic job, it's real wear done by real players, the stories of whom I know nothing.

Ideal for a young player looking for a real bass or a guitarist looking for a decent low cost bass for recording. Also an excellent candidate as a loungeroom bass. The electronics are all top grade and I've gone to the trouble of shielding the cavity and guard with copper foil making it very quiet in operation.

Neck - Maple
Neck Spec - 20 med jumbos, 14" radius, std C
Body -Fiesta Red
Pickups -Tonerider Pre Plus for P Bass
Tuners - Original
Bridge - Wilkinson all steel 3/8" brass saddles
Electronics - CTS Pots, Switchcraft jack. Sprague tone cap, fully shielded with copper foil
Controls - Standard Pbass

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