From the man himself:
"Like its namesake this is one hot guitar. The Barden bridge pickup is like a flamethrower. It has a wide tonal response with loads of bite at the top and plenty of mid and low end punch. The neck pickup is a Tonerider Hot Classic and is warm and full with an airy quality. String definition is remarkable on both pickups. The middle selector switch position has both pickups running in parallel and has a beautiful sparkling tone with a full low end. The dual tone controls allow independent tone shaping of the pickups.
Marilyn 1 is a parts bin project using both used and new parts. The main idea behind it was as a test bed for a new type of finish. Apart from early technical issues with the spray equipment I have found it to be successful enough to supplant the high VOC lacquer I have been using for many years. It is environmentally a way less damaging solution. Very thin coats are possible and curing times are very short. I believe it will age nicely either by a direct process of distressing in the workshop or over time as a players guitar. It is what I classify a soft finish like nitro. Soft meaning it will wear, scratch and chip in a similar way to nitro finishes.
Serial no. - 70-300220
Model - Custom Classic T "Marilyn 1"
Body - Kauri [my guess]
Finish - Body - Satin vintage white Neck - dry satin vintage tint
Neck - Maple/Pau Ferro, 14"radius, Std C profile, 21 Jumbos, 2 way truss rod
Pickups - Bridge - Joe Barden - Neck - Tonerider hot classic
Circuit - 3 way switching, Master volume, dual tone controls
Components - Sprague OD tone cap, Treble bleed cap, CTS Pots, CRL selector, Switchcraft jack
Bridge plate - 18 gauge cold rolled steel
Saddles - Gotoh InTune compensated
Tuners - Schaller
String guide - Graphtec Tusq XL
Nut - Bone
Hardware - de-glossed"
Guitar: 2020 Carlton Guitars Custom Classic T "Marilyn 1"
Amps: Fender, Marshall, Friedman models - Axe-FX III
Mic: Violet Design The Amethyst Standard (me)
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro (pedal) and Canon D60 (me)
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX III (guitar, mixing and bouncing).
Monitors: Blue Sky Media Desk 2.1
Computer: 2017 Apple iMac Pro, 2.5 GHz 14-Core Intel Xeon W, 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro Vega 64X 16 GB
Software: Logic Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Compressor.