April 2013 Guitar of the Month Contest (9 entries)

GOM

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Hello all,

We're now announcing the April, 2013 Guitar of the Month contest!  April's contest will be "Warmoth/Pro Finished" and requires at least a Warmoth neck or body to qualify.

Please read the GOM rules, which have been refined, with some slight changes, and are posted in a sticky in this forum area.

Submissions must be sent, to uwfgom@gmail.com, and contain two images no greater than 1024x768, along with your description and details of the instrument.

In turn, those images will posted to this message, which is April's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted from April 1st until April 7th, so get your cameras clicking!

As usual, all discussion for the submissions can take place below, along with other pictures hosted by the poster.

Good luck, and may the best guitar/bass win!



Guitar #1 by: jmavl

'72 Thinline

swamp ask body with birdseye maple top with black-red-yellow burst finish
total vintage birdseye maple neck with vintage tint gloss finish
pau ferro fretboard with pearloid face dots
6105 SS frets
white corian nut
vintage round string retainer
Fender WR humbucker pickups
vintage pearl pickguard
all chrome hardware
American Std bridge
flat top knobs
vintage style tuners
500k pots
3-way switch

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Guitar #2 by: DeathbyUberschall

KEANU
Hawaiian for "Cool Breeze", "The Breeze" or "Cool Breeze Over Mountains", depending on where you ask.
(not the actor)

Warmoth Body:
Flat Top Soloist
Slight brown burst to clear gloss
No binding, clean line to clear Gloss

1-piece Mahogany body
Unique Choice flame Koa top
Contoured heel
HxS pick-up routing
Recessed TOM routing
Angled string thru body

Warmoth Neck:
Warmoth Pro
Slight brown burst to clear gloss
No binding, clean line to raw finish

Canary neck
Black Ebony board
Warmoth "DbU" headstock shape
Flame Koa veneer from body laminate
1-11/16 nut width
'59 Roundback profile
Straight 12 radius
24 fret extension
SS6100 frets
No inlays/face dots
White side dots
Raw neck back

Hardware:
All black

EMG 81/SA
TonePros TOM w/locking shaft option
Gotoh tuners
Electrosocket
Single volume
CRL 3-way blade switch w/black knob
DR6 Top Notch Crap custom neck plate and truss cover

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Guitar #3 by: Updown

Body ... Custom Build SG
Solid 1 - 3/4'' Thinkness
Swamp Ash
Rear Rout H x H (wood mount)
Contoured Heel
3/4'' Side Jack Hole
Routed for 2TEK Bridge
Graffiti Yellow

Neck … Custom Build, Warmoth Pro, Maple neck
Ebony Dark, unique choice Fretboard
Stainless Steal Frets SS6115
1 11/16" Nut width
Graph Tech Black TUSQ Nut
10 -16" Compound Radius,
Standard Thin Neck
Skull & Cross Bones (12th fret only)
Graffiti Yellow Peg Face
Clear Satin Nitro Finish
Sperzel Lok Tuners 

Hardware...
2TEK Bridge
SD Invader (Neck) Black & Yellow                                                                   
SD Invader (Bridge) Black & Yellow
Custom Dougie Neckplate & Truss Rod Cover, (painted by me)
2 x Vol, 2 x Tone Push / Push, CTS 500 Pots
Orange Drop Capacitors
Oval output socket
Black Schaller Strap Locks
Black Knobs with Yellow Dots
3 Way Toggle

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Guitar #4 by: SlartiBartfast

Chambered Black Korina LP Body (Clear Gloss finish)
Double-Laminate Flame Maple top (Washed Black Dye finish)
Countoured Heel
Chrome Tune-O-Matic/Chrome Stop Tailpiece
7/8" Output Jack
Ivoroid Body Binding

LP headstock with matching peghead veneer
Construction: Warmoth Pro Angled
Shaft Wood: Mahogany (Satin Nitro finish feels nice and raw)
Indian Rosewood (Dark) Fingerboard
1 11/16" Nut Width
Back Contour: Fatback (and boy is she fat! Baby's Got Back fo' sho')
SS6150 Stainless Frets (22 Frets)
Sperzel Locking Tuners (Satin Nickel finish)
10-16" Compound Radius 
No Inlay, Side Dots Only
GraphTech Black TUSQ XL Nut
25-1/2" Scale 

Black Barrel knobs
Black Schaller straplocks
Cream mounting rings
Chrome Dimarzio pickups (Air Norton in the neck and Air Zone in the bridge)

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Guitar #5 by: ghostrider25

Warmoth Body
Chambered Strat
Black Korina/Black Korina
Clear gloss, no binding

Warmoth Neck
Warmoth Pro Strat
Canary/Canary (raw)
10-16" compound radius
6150 SS Frets
Standard Thin Profile
1-11/16" GraphTech Black TUSQ XL

Hardware
Fender Custom Shop 69 pickups
Fender locking tuners
Vintage 6-hole trem
Custom white pickguard
Parchment pickup covers and knobs

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Guitar # 6 by:  wombi8

This is the guitar from post http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19602.0. in just out of the box forum.

She is called "Luna"
She is a chambered maple core strat with a quilt maple cap finished in red dye and gloss on the front and red on the back direct from Warmoth.
She has a std thin maple birdseye neck with a maple birdseye fretboard.
Stainless steel jumbo frets.
Graphtec black nut at 1 5/8ths in.
Black vintage gotoh tuners.
Black Wilkinson trem
Black straplocs.
All the hardware where possible is black.
Bridge pickup is a DiMarzio Fast Track 2.
Mid pickup is DiMarzio Fast Track 1.
Neck pickup is DiMarzio ProTrack.
Strings by Aurora in 12 gauge with wound G-string. (love saying that)
The final setup was done by a guy here in Melbourne, Australia by the name of Joseph Price of http://www.soxymusic.com.au.

Thanks for having a gander and appreciate your vote.

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Guitar #7: by Ddbltrbl

Lava Tele
Body:
Telecaster, Chambered, Contoured Heel, Rear Rout

Core Wood = Mahogany
Laminate Top = Cocobolo
Pickups = Lindy Fralin Tele Blues Special, Hybrid Stagger Set

Bridge = Chrome Gotoh Tele

250K CTS pots with Chrome Knobs
4-way switch wired for:
1) Neck + Bridge in Series

2) Neck
3) Neck + Bridge in Parallel
4) Bridge

Neck:
Headstock = Telecaster
Construction = Warmoth Pro
Shaft Wood = Cocobolo
Fingerboard Wood = Cocobolo
Nut Width = 1 5/8"
Back Contour = Standard thin
Fretwire = SS6105 (Stainless)
Radius = 10-16" Compound
Inlays = Mother Of Pearl Dots
Nut = GraphTech Black TUSQ XL
Tuners = Chrome Mini Schaller Locking Tuners
Neck Candy by DangerousR6 (Thanks Doug!)

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Guitar #8 by: sduck

Chambered strat body, mahogany body with select quilted maple top, green dye finish.
Angled strat neck, mahogany back and black ebony fingerboard, no inlays, gold frets. Sperzel locking tuners.
Wilkinson bridge, Dimarzio pickups.

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Guitar #9 by: LB

spalt maple on mahogany body
ivoried binding
lollar imperial humbuckers
vintage tuners/tremelo
warmoth pro neck vintage
mahogany/ Indian rosewood dark
flame maple finish
mother of pearl inlay
black graphite nut

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Updown

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DangerousR6 said:
Wow, some very tough choices....Some awesome guitars...
Yeah ....
Love that Rug and the Amp and the Gardens  :icon_biggrin:

A bit of everything  :guitarplayer2:
 

Ddbltrbl

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As always, a lot of beautiful choices!! Win or lose we always get to see some awesome builds!! Good luck everyone! :guitarplayer2:

Here's a link to more on my entry: http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19190.0
 

Updown

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Ddbltrbl said:
Here's a link to more on my entry: http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19190.0
And ...
Here is a link to other close-up pic's of my entry. http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=20346.0

Cheers  :icon_thumright:
 

Cagey

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Loobs said:
Hah, that SG is rad!

I know, right? I keep voting for the damned thing, and it keeps losing. If I ever see one of those bodies show up on eBay, I'm gonna have to buy it so I can duplicate it.
 

Updown

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Cagey said:
Loobs said:
Hah, that SG is rad!

I know, right? I keep voting for the damned thing, and it keeps losing.
If I ever see one of those bodies show up on eBay, I'm gonna have to buy it so I can duplicate it.

Gee thanks guys  :icon_thumright:
May-be i'll use different pic's next time  :toothy11:

I did see a Warmth SG (not with 2Tek) not long ago on fleabay Cagey, keep ya eyes out, i'll let ya know if I spot one too.  :icon_thumright:
 

Cagey

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Updown said:
May-be i'll use different pic's next time  :toothy11:

Maybe if I don't vote for it you'll do better. I could be a jinx. I don't think I've ever picked the winner.
 
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