August 2018 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions


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We are now announcing the August, 2018 Guitar of the Month contest!  August's contest will be open to all finishes but still 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, 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 August's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted until exactly 7 days from the date and time of this post, 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.

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

An image for the purposes of this contest is a single photograph, not a multiple image or collage.

Include your UnOfficialWarmoth Forum user name.

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 hchoe741

1 piece vm roasted maple neck/swamp ash body finished with danish oil/gotoh tom bridge with duesenberg tremola mounted with tailpiece adapter/hipshot tuners/sd jb, jazz, and dimarzio fs1



Guitar #2 christ462000

Model: Stratocaster®
Orientation: Right handed
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Quilt Maple on Mahogany
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: Humbucker (Neck), Strat® (Middle), Humbucker (Brdg)
Controls: V-T-T-5 (Strat®)
Bridge: Recessed Schaller Floyd Tremolo
Stud Install: Use inserts from bridge on order
Jack Rout: Strat® Top Jack Rout
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Battery Box: No Battery Box Rout
Binding: Natural Masked Accent
Top Finish: Copperhead
Back Finish: Transparent Brown
Finish Type: Gloss Finish

Style: Stratocaster®
Construction: Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Roasted Flame Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Flame Maple
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Back Shape: Wolfgang
Fret Size: GD6150 (Gold Color)
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: R5 Floyd Prep w/ Mounting Holes
Inlays: Gold Pearloid Supernova
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
Binding: White Pearloid
Finish: No Finish

Schaller Floyd Rose
Neck pickup Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker
Middle Seymour Duncan little 59
Bridge Dimarzio Super Distortion
Tuners Hipshot Gold Open Griplock Tuners



Guitar #3 kingua

"Gardenia" the Warmoth custom "Garcaster"

Chambered Tele
Roasted ash body with birds-eye maple cap with clear satin finish
Strat contours (tummy, forearm, heel)
1-11/16" nut width, 24-3/4" (Gibson) scale flame maple standard C shape Strat neck with 10-16" compound radius macassar ebony fretboard with abalone inlays with satin nitro finish
Stainless steel medium jumbo frets (SS6150)
Seymour Duncan P-Rails pickups (single coil rail, P-90, series humbucker, parallel humbucker in the neck and bridge)
Seymour Duncan Vintage Rails pickup in the middle
Wilkinson tremelo bridge
Schaller staggered locking tuners
5-way selector switch
3 push/pull pots (for pickup activation)
25 pickup combinations
LSR roller nut
Professionally assembled, pleked, and wired



Guitar #4 isi

Warmoth Telecaster Custom body. Swamp ash, rear routed, standard Telecaster controls. TV Jones Classic pickups. Fender American Standard Flat mount bridge.
Body finish done by me with stains from Wudtone dark amber kit. 6-7 base coats + 2 top coats in satin with ageing finish.

Custom Warmoth neck: roasted maple one piece, Vintage/Modern construction, 25-1/2” scale, 59 roundback profile, medium jumbo frets (6130), 9.5” radius, Gotoh vintage tuners, GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut. No finish.
All the pieces and material bought at Warmoth except the body finishing kit and the chrome switch tip.



Guitar #5 Rgand


Neck - Warmoth Pro Strat, standard thin profile, roasted maple/roasted maple, Tele headstock, SS6150 frets, 10-16" radius, GraphTech nut, staggered locking tuners.

Body - Extra light swamp ash, 3 lbs 7 oz, WudTone finish, Gotoh "In-Tune" compensated saddle bridge, stainless steel control plate.

Wiring - Broadcaster wiring with Wiggins Brand pickups - bridge - Tele , neck - P-90, extra windings on both.



Guitar #6 exaN

Quilt maple on swamp ash body, vintage tint
Standard thin maple/maple neck, vintage tint
DiMarzio Chopper T + Twang King, 1 volume 1 tone



Guitar #7 fuzznut


Owner made & finished black limba, nitro lacquer
Allparts pickguard
GFS VEH pickups
Fender S1 pushbutton switch for “single coil” mode
Bass cut control on neck pickup
GFS 6-point steel block tremolo, with stainless saddles

Warmoth 24 ¾" conversion neck, 1 11/16" Fatback
Warmoth compound radius, SS6150 frets
Neck slightly modified, 0.920" depth at nut
Bone nut
GFS coin-lock tuners



Guitar #8 BLB

Warmoth Telecaster Ebony Maple Neck
Spaltking Body
Titanium Bridge and neck plate
Dimarzio Super Distortion Bridge
GFS Lil Puncher Neck
Custom clear Pickguard
Sperzel Tuners



Guitar #9 docteurseb

northern lights Clapton style guitar

Warmoth swamp ash Strat body with flame maple top.
Hollow construction.
Cosmo black Wilkinson tremolo, metal knobs and jack plate.
Ruthenium Schaller strap locks.

Musikraft 1/4 sawn flame maple with ebony fingerboard.
Clapton contour (reshaped to a thinner/rounder profile).
Stainless steel 6150 frets.
MOP side dots, no fingerboard inlays.
Ruthenium Schaller locking tuners with ebony buttons.
I had a lot of fun rolling the fingerboard edges on that one.

"Northern lights"-like stain on neck and body, with translucent violet/blue burst. The finish was done by a pro shop located in south CA.

Vintage Noiseless pickups with Fender Eric Clapton 25dB mid-boost circuit. The only trick was getting a 50kOhms volume pot with long enough shaft for the 1/4" thick top (the pot from Fender isn't long enough), the only place I found one was sold by WD music.





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hchoe741, christ462000 and kingua get this month's contest started! Good luck all!


Senior member
Dang!  Lots o' natural lumber to look at this month so far.  This should be fun!


Senior member
This is one ridiculously stacked GotM! Loving the natural finish trend. Good luck all :eek:ccasion14: .


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Wow!  Some seriously beautiful guitars this month!  I'm very much digging the natural finish trend, too :)...Warmoth does such an amazing job with their woods and finishes, it's hard to cover 'em up :)  Good luck, everyone!


Sorry - I just can't vote for any entry using a 90 degree connector on a strat jack. Where'd I put the eye bleach.  :sad:

Kidding... but yes it's jarring.


Senior member
I can see the reasoning with the 90 degree connector. It's easy to unplug. Of course, one can always flip the jack plate over.



Senior member
Wow that korina strat body looks awesome! The finish looks great too, especially for being totally homemade!


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My thoughts exactly. I'm already conflicted. And not in two ways but several ... ???