Guitar of the Month winners - 2014


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March 2014 - Surf n Music
submissions thread

Stratocaster body with f-hole
Seafoam Green Warmoth finish
Gotoh VS-100 Bridge
Parchment colored pickguard.
Seymour Duncan Pickups
Jazz pickup in the neck
Brobucker custom shop in the bridge.
Bourns 500k push/pull pots
(one for split coil and one for reverse phase)
3-way switch.
Canary on canary neck no inlay but side abalone markers.
Canary control knobs with abalone marker.
Gotoh SGS510Z Locking tuners.



April 2014 - Kuro Uma
submissions thread

Body is figured black korina\UC flamed walnut top with maple line
Bare Knuckle Juggernauts
Megaswitch P-model 5 way
Graphtech Ghost loaded Floyd Rose
Inlaid with a flamed maple rampant lion
Ebony knobs and all black hardware
Custom neck heel and recessed bolting
Finished in Tru-Oil

Neck is a Indian rosewood\UC ziricote fretboard, angled paddle head cut to custom headstock design
Multiple veneers layered. flamed maple, burl redwood, flamed walnut and ebony initials.
Heel shaped to match the custom neck pocket
Flamed maple/ziricote truss cover with Hipshot Griplock tuners
Fleur-di-Lis design inlaid with maple and redwood into fretboard
Both fretboard and headstock are bound with flamed maple.

All black hardware



May 2014 - korinakrazy
submissions thread

Warmoth Black Korina on Black Korina Z Bass, Warmoth Wenge neck, Rosewood FB.

Body: Black Korina on Black Korina short scale Z bass Clear Gloss Finish
Bartolini BD4CBC Dual coil humbucker
Bartolini Pre amp 2.5 A/P
Schaller 463 Bridge
Deep panel stereo jack
Orange tortoise shell knobs
Schaller strap holders
Le Belle Flats

Neck: Wenge SS tiltback
Rosewood fretboard
6105 SS frets
Abalone inlay dots
Hipshot Ultralight tuners



June 2014 - Kuro Uma
submissions thread

Body is alder\UC quilt maple one piece top with walnut line
Bare Knuckle Black Hawks
Megaswitch P-model 5 way
Graphtech Ghost loaded bridge
Dyed Icarus and Vetruvian man with other DaVinci writing
Ebony knobs and all black hardware
Custom neck heel and recessed bolting
Finished in Tru-Oil

Neck is  Canary on Canary, angled paddle head cut to custom headstock design
Multiple veneers layered. flamed maple and walnut, routed name with more DaVinci sketchs
Heel shaped to match the custom neck pocket
Quilt maple truss cover with Hipshot Griplock tuners
Sun design dyed into fretboard
All black hardware



July 2014 - ATAN2
submissions thread

Warmoth VIP hollow body
Unique choice dual-laminate mahogany top
Walnut body
Black to clear burst finish
Ivoroid binding
Bare Knuckles Manhattan HSP90 pickups

Warhead neck
Baritone 28-5/8" scale
Pau Ferro with Macassar Ebony fretboard
'59 Roundback with SS6150 frets
Sperzel locking tuners
String Set for B tuning: 13 18w 26w 42 52 68



August 2014 - Dolando
submissions thread

Body - Gecko Narrow 5
Owner finished with Tru-oil
Mahogany with flame koa Top and a maple accent line
Mahogany wood control cavity cover

Neck - Gecko Narrow 5
Owner finished with Tru-oil (peghead veneer only)
Wenge shaft wood
Ebony fingerboard (with gecko Inlay)
Flame koa peghead veneer
Graphtech BlackTUSQ nut
Unlined fretless

Hardware (Black)
Hipshot A style bridge 17.5mm string spacing (string through)
Hipshot Ultralight tuners
Schaller strap locks

Delano SBC 5 HE/S-4 Quad coil humbucker wired with a secret sliding switch mounted on the control cover for parallel/single/series humbucker switching.



September 2014 - Fat Pete
submissions thread

Wilkinson Ultracaster

Warmoth swamp ash on swamp ash chambered Tele body
Forearm, belly and heel contours
Finished by Warmoth in candy red

Warmoth F-hole Tele pickguard in white pearloid
Kahler chrome 7300 Hybrid tremolo with 1980s arm
Alumitone chrome humbucker with 'split' switching push/pull on the tone control
Custom (imaginary) chrome pickup surround cut to my design - real chrome to follow
Chrome control plate
Custom chrome neck plate
Duesenberg chrome control knobs
Schaller chrome straplocks

Warmoth maple on maple 24.75" scale conversion Strat neck
1 5/8" nut width
Clapton contour
Stainless steel 6150 frets
Finished by Warmoth in clear gloss with special order candy red headstock face

Neck bolt threaded inserts
Custom decal
Sperzel chrome open-gear Trim-Lok tuners

Main assembly/wiring, tremolo routing, nut, fretwork, tuner install, threaded insert install, control plate drilling and primary set up by Cagey. Neck plate by DangerousR6. Decal printed by Rothko & Frost to my design and applied by Manchester, UK guitar tech Steve Robinson. Additional messing about by me.



October 2014 - frown
submissions thread

Warmoth Jazzmaster Body in Alder with Gold Top Gold finish, Tele 720 neck pocket mod, contoured heel and Hipshot bridge rout.
Warmoth Pro Pau Ferro / Pau Ferro Warhead with Tele heel, 21 stainless steel 6100 frets and fatback profile.
Neck plates are from Icon plates, stainless steel screws.
Tuning machine heads are Schaller single pin Locking in Chrome.
Bridge is stainless steel saddle Hipshot flat mount 0.125" in Chrome.
Direct mounted pickups are chrome cover Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck position and Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge [JB = Jazz Blues according to SD and NOT Jeff Beck as some think!]
Controls are two blending volume push / pulls - one for each pickup and will parallel split in the up position, down for full fat humbucker.
Jim Dunlop Dual Design Straploks to secure it when worn and all resting in a Standard Hiscox case for Jag/stang style guitars!
Big thanks to forum member 'Funky Phil' for the actual build and awesome setup



November 2014 - Verne Bunsen
submissions thread

Poppy's Birthday-caster:

Warmoth Telecaster body
Indian Rosewood with a thin Maple veneer in the center
Gloss finish applied by Warmoth
Marc Rutters Vintage Bridge and Broadcaster Saddles
Handwound Telecaster Pickups, wound by yours truly
4-Way switching: Bridge / Bridge + Neck Parallel / Neck / Bridge + Neck Series
Electro-socket jack cup
Custom Pickguard by Terrapin Guitars

Warmoth Vintage Modern Telecaster Neck
Indian Rosewood shaft and fingerboard
10-16" Compound radius
'59 Roundback contour
Schaller/Fender locking tuners
Custom "Poppy" headstock decal by J. Bennet
("Poppy" is my son's name for my dad)
Unfinished, save for the headstock to which I applied a clear shellac for the decal application.



2014 runners up contest - DMRACO
submissions thread

Custom alder body

Warmoth 12 string neck with custom headstock.  Maple and rosewood.

Gibson '59 pickups.

Custom paint by DMRACO