Charlton Guitar



"Charlton" parlour size guitar.

I was always being asked to build a small parlour guitar and, after finding some nice sets of spruce which were too small for classical guitars, decided the time had come and the "Charlton" was born. The Charlton is a 12 fret to the body parlour size guitar with an X braced top and a slotted headstock. The guitar is designed for use with light gauge strings and is optimised for fingerstyle playing although it is used by musicians for all playing styles. This instrument is particularly suited to small rooms and also is a wonderful guitar for recording, having exactly the right balance between bass and treble.

I have also designed a version of this guitar with a lattice bracing specifically optimised for nylon strings, the Prestbury Parlour-guitar


  • Selected spruce front
  • Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Swiss pear binding
  • Real Abalone rosette
  • high gloss finish
  • Macasser ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Macasser ebony headplate with inlaid MOP logo
  • Bi-directional truss rod
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Slotted head with nickel "Grover Sta-Tite tuners"
  • Nut width 46mm
  • String spread at saddle 58mm
  • Scale length 24.5"
  • hard case

price on application

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Charlton Guitar Gallery

Steve Toon Guitars
33 Green Street,
GL3 4LU,

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