February 2019 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the February, 2019 Guitar of the Month contest!  February's contest will be "Warmoth/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 February'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/collage.

Include your UnOfficialWarmoth Forum user name.

Warmoth or other 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 ghotiphry

Pau Ferro Jazz Bass

Showcase Pau Ferro on Roasted Alder jazz bass body, finished by Warmoth in clear gloss with vintage white back
Showcase qs maple/qs maple with black block inlays and SS6100 frets, finished by Warmoth in clear satin nitro
Nordstrand NJ4 vintage single coil pickups
Babicz bridge
Fender F-stamp half open tuners
Parchment pickguard by Warmoth
Knobs by John Page Guitars
Custom aluminum peace neck plate
Classic passive jazz bass wiring with Emerson Pro pots
DR Legend flatwounds



Guitar #2 LoxFL

Warmoth Thinline in Swamp Ash with a Quilt Maple top binding in white and finished in Honey Burst and Trans Amber back/sides

Warmoth Vintage/Modern Telecaster neck in Roasted Maple finished in clear gloss
Straight 9.5 radius
22 SS6105 frets
TUSQ 1 11/16 Nut

Fender Custom Shop Texas Specials

Warmoth White/Black/White Thinline pickguard
Fender Locking Tuners
Fender Vintage 3 brass barrel Bridge
CRL 3 Way Switch
CTS 250k Pots
Fender Neck Plate
Fender Vintage Strap Buttons
Fender Vintage Vol/Tone Knobs
Vintage cloth covered wiring



Guitar #3 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 #4 Pelagaard

Short scale G4
1-piece Swamp Ash
Mary Kaye white (much more translucent in person)
Hipshot A aluminum bridge

Nordstrand Big Splitman pickup wired in parallel into a Nordstrand 2b-4c preamp.
Push/pull Master volume for active/passive switching
Stacked bass/treble
Passive tone

30" wenge/ebony
Right hand reverse warhead
Schaller BML ultra-light tuners
SS6150 frets



Guitar #5 pirate

Warmoth finished roasted swamp ash telecaster body, satin, clear
Warmoth roasted maple neck, no finish, 24 3/4 scale.
Wilkinson bridge w/compensated saddles, dual load
Gotoh SG38 tuners
Fender 4th Gen Noiseless PU's



Guitar #6 Snowdog777

Roasted Swamp Ash body
Roasted flame maple neck
Schaller bridge and tuners
Geezer Butler pick ups
Ernie Ball round wounds



Guitar #7 Rick

Nashville Tele

From 920D / Sigler Music
Brent Mason Nashville Tele Loaded Pickguard
DiMarzio DP240 Mini Humbucker Neck Pickup, Chrome Cover
DiMarzio DP415BK Area '58 Middle Pickup
DiMarzio DP418BK Area T Bridge Pickup
Genuine CRL USA made 5 way switch
Genuine CTS 250k Pots solid shaft
Orange Drop .022uF Capacitor
Chrome Knurled Flat Knobs
Chrome Control Plate
3 Way Mini Toggle Switch
Gavitt Vintage style push cloth wire (Black/White)
Switchcraft Output Jack

Neck Plate, Engraved                                                                                                 

Body from Warmoth                                                                                                   
Body Serial Number:  PT6721 
Model:  Chambered Telecaster® 
Orientation:  Right handed 
Scale:  25-1/2" 
Wood:  Black Korina on Black Korina 
Rout:  Top Rout  +
Pickup Rout:  Humbucker (Neck), Strat® (Middle), Tele® (Bridge) 
Controls:  None 
Bridge:  Tele® Bridge 
Jack Rout:  7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole 
Neck Pocket:  Tele® Shape 
Mounting Holes:  Standard 4 Bolt 
F-Holes:  None 
Top Finish:  Clear 
Back Finish:  Clear 
Finish Type:  Gloss Finish
Weight:      3LBS 10OZ

Gotoh BS-TC1S Cut down sides in-tune bridge                                                         
Dunlop Dual Design strap lock button                                                                       
Jack plate                                                                                                                 
Tuners, HipShot, staggered, open backed, with UMP, polished chrome, Tuning Buttons                                                                           

Felt washers for the strap                                                                                .

Serial Number:  CN38036 
Style:  Telecaster® 
Construction:  Modern Construction 
Scale:  25-1/2" 
Orientation:  Right Handed 
Neck Wood:  Goncalo Alves 
Fingerboard Wood:  Indian Rosewood (Dark)
Nut Width:  1-3/4" 
Back Shape:  Wolfgang 
Fret Size:  SS6105 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream:  Schaller (25/64") 
Radius:  10-16" Compound 
Fret #:  21 
Mounting Holes:  Standard 4 Bolt 
Inlays:  Cream Face Dots 
Side Dots:  White Side Dots 
String Nut:  GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut 

Serial Number:  PG2737650 
Shape:  Telecaster® 
Orientation:  Right Handed 
Color:  .09" Black Solid Gloss 
Neck Pickup:  Gibson Mini Humbucker  (Sanded it to fit the DiMarzio)
Middle Pickup:  Strat® 
Bridge Cut:  Vintage Tele Bridge 
Mounting Holes:  8 Hole

GSF1C  Guitar String Ferrule, Chrome 6 
S4  Neck Screw, Set of 4, Chrome 1



Guitar #8 Celtikaos

Warmoth chambered Telecaster
Roasted swamp ash on black korina
pickup route: humbucker,none,tele
Bridge: Tele bridge
contours: tummy cut, contoured heel, forearm contour

Finish by MJT in closet clean shoreline gold with checkings

Warmoth Modern construction
Neck wood: Wenge
Fingerboard wood: Figured Ziricote, unique choice FB2805
Nut width: 1-11/16
back shape: SRV
fret size: SS6150
Radius: 10-16 Compound
Pre-cut installed string nut: Graphtech black TUSQ XL
Inlays: cream face dots
Side Dots: White side dots

Bareknuckle Flat 50 Tele bridge
Bareknuckle The Mule humbucker neck

Gotoh mini locking tuners
Gotoh 6-saddle LH Tele bridge
920d prewired plate with concentric pots and split for neck pickup
Mint pickguard
Graphtech black TUSQ XL string trees



Guitar #9 Mark Anderson

VIP Koa / Mahogany hollow body, cream binding, clear gloss finish
Pickups: Lindy Fralin humbucker sized P-90s, standard wind, jet black nickel covers
Bridge: Graphtech Ghost wraparound piezo bridge with Acoustiphonic board

Superwide Warmoth Fatback, 25-1/2" scale, 10-16" compound radius
Indian Rosewood neck wood burnished to 3000 grit
Ebony (Black) fingerboard, SS6150 frets
GraphTech Black TUSQ XL nut
Carvin locking tuners

I laid out and cut all the holes and did all the wiring and assembly myself
Concentric stacked mag volume and tone pots (I had to ream wood out of the control cavity to get them to fit)
3-way mag switch
Acoustic volume pot
3-way mag / both / acoustic switch
Mag & Acoustic output jacks



Alright, I've seen some spectacular builds recently. Let's see some submissions on those beauties.
ghotiphry and LoxFL get the first contest of 2019 off to a great start!

Good luck both!
3 more entries!

Welcome pirate, Snowdog777 and Rick to the contest. Good luck all!
Lots of natural goodness this month, along with more colorful implementations.  This will be an interesting vote!
Apologies in advance to this month's next to last place winner. Maybe if I sit out, it will have a chance at winning.
Dang, I had no idea the details I was leaving out in my description....
Good luck everyone, a lot of beautiful instruments on this page!