April 2021 Guitar of the Month Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the April 2021 Guitar of the Month contest!  April's contest will be "owner/non-professionally 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.  Send your submission in plain text email.  Your photos must be attachments to the email.  Your unOfficialWarmoth Forum user name must be included in the body of the email.

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

Submissions will be accepted from now until exactly 7 days from now (please check this post's date and time), so get your cameras clicking!

As usual, discussion about the submissions can take place below.

Please do not post additional photos in any replies to this thread.  Links to other UW threads or external sites are fine. Links will not be included in the entry descriptions.

Please try to stick to the entry requirements:
1024x768 pixel images maximum as attachments please, not embedded in the email or linked to external sites.

Include your UnOfficialWarmoth Forum user name.

Owner or other non-professionally finished instruments only this month.


Sorry, but entries that do not meet these requirements may not be included in the contest. If you're having technical difficulties, get in touch!  (But only about contest entries please!)

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



Guitar #1 Lbpesq

Copy of Jerry Garcia's Alligator Guitar

Swamp Ash vintage spec Strat body from Warmoth
Tremolo cavity on the back that isn't routed through the top, so the top looks like a hardtail
I finished the body in rattle-can nitrocellulose with a vintage tint

The neck is a Fender MIM neck
I leveled and crowned the frets
1970's Schaller tuners
Brass scalloped nut

Vintage Alembic brass adjustable bridge
Shifted input jack with brass surround
Brass control cover
Brass tailpiece over wood base
Brass "Footman's Loop" string retainer
Vintage Ratheon knobs, string tree, and strap buttons

I wound the pickups to Fender 50's spec vintage stagger, vintage bevel, approximately 5.9-6K each
One tone knob is double stacked and controls tone for neck and bridge pickups, the other tone knob controls tone to the middle pickup
I shielded the inside of each pickup cover and ran it to ground
All cavities shielded with copper foil
Active Alembic Stratoblaster type circuit

Brass inserts to mount the neck with machine screws

7 lbs 4.8 oz

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Guitar #2 ragamuffin

Suprocaster

Body: Custom built based on the Supro Dualtone shape. Poplar finished with Duplicolor and Spraymax 2K clearcoat.

Neck: Warmoth Warhead shape, ebony on bloodwood, block inlays, 59' Roundback profile, 1-11/16 Tusq nut, SS6105 frets.

Hardware: Hipshot hardtail bridge and locking tuners

Electronics:  Supro Vistatone single coil pickups, three way switch with volume, tone, and bass cut knobs.

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Guitar #3 Memecode

P90 Jazzmaster

Body: Black Korina on Alder. Rear route, cream binding. The art itself is silver ink done with a calligraphy pen and brush by my daughter. The stain is a WD Lockwood Turquoise, straight up for the front and mixed with black for the back. Clear coat is spray can nitro.

Neck: Pau Ferro on Goncalo Alves standard thin strat neck, 6150 frets, 10-16" compound radius. 25.5” scale. No finish.

Pickups/circuit: Mick Brierley Modern Vintage P90 set. 500k pots - volume and tone, 3 way gibson style switch. Foil covered cavity.

Bridge: Gotoh 510TS-FE1-CK.

Tuners: Gotoh SGS510Z-A07-CK MG.

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Guitar #4 alexreinhold

Broken Duality

Owner-finished with Spraymax filler/primer, base laquer ("super white" & "deep black") and 2K clear coat (all acrylic) – black logo finished with masking technique
Contoured Heel, 7/8" Side Jack Hole (football plate)
Unfinished Slapshot Roasted Maple Neck
Standard thin, 12-16" compound radius, Graphtech TUSQ 1-11/16" nut
Frets: 6115 SS, 22 frets

Bridge: Hipshot US Contour Tremolo
Tuners: Planet Waves Auto Trim Locking tuners
Pickups: Lollar Blackface (neck & middle), Seymour Duncan Hot Rails (bridge)
Pots/Cap: 250K CTS Log (volume), 2x 250K Fender No Load (tone), TAD Cap Orange .047
Neck plate: custom laser-engraved from TLC Guitar Goods (Netherlands)
Switch/Wiring: Fender 5-way Jimmie Vaughan config (i.e. tone controls for bridge and neck): 1=bridge, 2=bridge/mid split, 3=mid, 4=mid/neck, 5=neck

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Guitar #5 Dmraco

Warmoth Mooncaster body. 
Padouk top with black binding
Mahogany back
Gotoh hardware
TV Jones Pickups wired Les Paul style

Warmoth mahogany neck with bloodwood fretboard and SS frets. 
Gotoh tuning pegs
Dangerous custom truss rod cover

Everything finished in satin poly

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Guitar #6 Unwound G

Body :
Aftermarket Strat Basswood body
Base coat with Nitrocellulose silver grey gloss
Laser printed "Wheels of Fire" graphics sealed and protected with multiple coats of clear finish.

Neck :
Warmoth 1-piece roasted Maple Strat Modern Vintage construction
Compound radius 10"-16" with Clapton back profile
Scale - 25.5"
Nut width at 1-11/16" with Corian nut installed
Stainless steel 6150 fret wires
No finishing but lightly Tung oiled
Vintage tuners 6-in-line

Pickups and hardware :
Pickup neck - Fender 1967 grey bottom Strat singlecoil
Pickup middle - Seymour Duncan SSL -1 Strat singlecoil
Pickup bridge - Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 humbucker
Pickguard - Three ply Black/White/Black
Bridge - Wilkinson WVP6 tremolo with 6 mounting holes
Wiring - Standard 5-way switch, master volume, tone 1 for neck/middle and tone 2 for bridge.

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Guitar #7 Rick2

Stratomaster Deluxe Inspired by an Ovation Guitar

BODY
Jazzmaster Alder chambered body 3.3 Lbs.
7/8's jack side hole. Routed for three humbuckers, studs installed.
Tummy cut.  Forearm contour.

BODY HARDWARE
Gotoh NS510T steel saddles, zinc block,  2 point trem 10.5 spacing
String Saver Classic saddles with insert                 
Tremel-no                               
Rail Hammer Anvil Bridge Humbucker Chrome
Rail Hammer Chisel Neck Humbucker Chrome.
CTS500  500K Pot, By CTS 2                         
MJ1  Mono Jack, By Switchcraft                       
SJP1C  Square Side Jack Plate, Chrome
S1 Pickguard Screw, Dozen x2 , Chrome 
S4  Neck Screw, Set of 4, Chrome           
Hipshot O Ring Guitar or Bass Control Knob, Polished Chrome
Hipshot Mini O-Ring Guitar or Bass Control Knob Chrome 
Dunlop dual design strap locks chrome
Felt under jack plate                             
Felt washers under strap pins
Blue shell jazzmaster pickguard by Warmoth
                   
WIRING
Free-way 3b3-01 Switch from Vision Guitars 
bridge
bridge and neck parallel
neck
bridge and neck series
bridge and neck out of phase series (nasally)
bridge and neck out of phase parallel (slightly nasal)
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FINISH MATERIALS
Translucent Ocean Turquoise with silver sparkle.
Finish Wudtone dye kit, T-bird (Basically Turquoise dye) plus extra bottles of pigment and a bottle of sparkles
Tru-oil (about 23 coats).

NECK
Superwide Strat, Right Handed Reverse, Birdseye Maple, Indian Rosewood, Wolfgang, (Stainless), 21, Arizona, Turquoise Stone Dots, GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut

NECK HARDWARE
Engraved Neck Plate (with black plastic pad)                       
Hipshot Grip-Lock 6 in line Left Hand staggered post Chrome locking tuner
Genuine Hipshot Button Set of 6 A12 Amber also fits Grover             

NECK FINISH
Sunset Orange Amber with highlighted birds eyes.
Tru-oil
Keda 5 dye powder kit (Made Orange Amber to highlight birds eyes)

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Guitar #8 Superjunior

Warmoth mahogany Strat body
I finished it using colortone vintage nitro and mixing yellow, white and brown pigments. Multiple clear coats.

Warmoth Roasted Maple neck - I shot the headstock with colortone nitro and applied my decals.
I burnished the neck to 2000 grit and then applied an extremely small amount (1/4 of a pea), then buffed out with 12000 micromesh paper.

Non fine tuner Floyd Rose and a Dimarzio super distortion for some VH1 tones.
I made the pickguard and control / trem plates from a sheet of cellulose acetate.

Approx. 6.5 lbs

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Guitar #9 NedRyerson

"Kijo"
Black satin V-K

Body:
Warmoth V-K in mahogany
Dual Dragonfire Hexbuckers, black with gold pole pieces
Gotoh TOM bridge + string-through body
V+T knobs, 3-position toggle switch
Output jack hole modded to accommodate Strat-style boat jack in lower wing
Contoured heel

Neck:
Warmoth tiltback paddle -- custom cut, shaped, and reamed
Ebony fretboard, 22 frets, 25½" scale
Gold 6150 frets
Black pearloid Supernova inlays w/ white side dots
GraphTech TUSQ XL nut
Gotoh 510 midsize 18:1 tuners

Finished in satin black paint with satin lacquer top coat

Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky 12-56 strings, tuned & intonated to Drop-A
from B-standard

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Guitar #10 Steve St.Laurent

Faux Stratocaster (’59 tribute)

Vintage Stratocaster Alder body
Vintage 6-Hole Tremolo
Finished with Colortone Vintage White Nitro & Colortone Nitro clear

Vintage/Modern Construction Neck
3A Flame Maple
10-16" Compound radius
Black Mother Of Pearl face dots & Abalone side dots
Colortone Satin Clear Nitro
Callaham distressed hardware
Wiring harness with vintage style waxed paper cap and cloth pushback wire from www.artys-custom-guitars.com
Fender pure vintage '59 pickups

Nitro aged using a UV b test lamp

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memecode

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FYI I've sent through a submission to uwfgom@gmail.com over a day ago... did you receive it?
 
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swarfrat

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Looking like an easy choice this month at last! Oh wait it looks like there's another one coming.
 

stratamania

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Mayfly said:
stratamania said:
Lbpesq said:
Bill, tgo

What does tgo mean?

The Great One (Wayne Gretzky) of course!!

I guess that is the guy in the photo. But I really do not know who he is or what he does other than he may be some sort of sports guy. I looked him up a former Ice Hockey player.

But what does bill, tgo mean ?
 

Lbpesq

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It started 15+ years ago when I joined the Alembic forum.  There was another Bill who was a bass payer, so I became "Bill, the guitar one", shortened to "Bill, tgo".  Personally, I like the Wayne Gretzky story better...hehehehe!

Bill, tgo
 

GOM

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ragamuffin, Memecode, alexreinhold, Dmraco, Unwound G, Rick2 and Superjunior all got together and decided to make this a real contest!

Good luck all!
 

stratamania

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Lbpesq said:
It started 15+ years ago when I joined the Alembic forum.  There was another Bill who was a bass payer, so I became "Bill, the guitar one", shortened to "Bill, tgo".  Personally, I like the Wayne Gretzky story better...hehehehe!

Bill, tgo

Thanks Bill, tgo...
 

docteurseb

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We sure have a lot of interesting specimens now to pick from !

I just finished my build but being a 50/50 owner/professionally finished one I'll wait for a contest for professionally finished guitars to enter it.
 

mayfly

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stratamania said:
Mayfly said:
stratamania said:
Lbpesq said:
Bill, tgo

What does tgo mean?

The Great One (Wayne Gretzky) of course!!
I guess that is the guy in the photo. But I really do not know who he is or what he does other than he may be some sort of sports guy. I looked him up a former Ice Hockey player.

Hey!  Up here in the Canadas he is more famous than Geddy Lee!*





*and here you thought such a thing was not possible  :)
 

PhilHill

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Mayfly said:
stratamania said:
Mayfly said:
stratamania said:
Lbpesq said:
Bill, tgo

What does tgo mean?

The Great One (Wayne Gretzky) of course!!
I guess that is the guy in the photo. But I really do not know who he is or what he does other than he may be some sort of sports guy. I looked him up a former Ice Hockey player.

Hey!  Up here in the Canadas he is more famous than Geddy Lee!*





*and here you thought such a thing was not possible  :)

Ahh, but is he ranked higher than Gordon Lightfoot ?                    :headbang: :headbang:
 

stratamania

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Mayfly said:
Hey!  Up here in the Canadas he is more famous than Geddy Lee!*





*and here you thought such a thing was not possible  :)

What you mean not everyone in Canada is a total Rush fan...impossible  :laughing7:
 

Seamas

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Am I wrong in saying that this is one of the funkiest competitions we've had in a long time?
(and I do mean 'funky' in the best possible way).

 

Dano

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Seamas said:
Am I wrong in saying that this is one of the funkiest competitions we've had in a long time?
(and I do mean 'funky' in the best possible way).

Spot on with that observation!  Some interesting builds for sure.
 

Verne Bunsen

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Seamas said:
Am I wrong in saying that this is one of the funkiest competitions we've had in a long time?
(and I do mean 'funky' in the best possible way).

You are not wrong. I love it!
 
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