July 2013 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions

GOM

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Hello all,

We're now announcing the July, 2013 Guitar of the Month contest!  June's contest will be "Warmoth/Professional 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 posted to this message, which is July's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted from July 1st until July 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 Updown

Body ... Warmoth finished.
Chambered Black Korina
Black Korina Ply Top
Contoured Heel
Rear Routed SST
Tele Bridge
Transparent Yellow Finish

Neck … Warmoth Pro
Bocote (Raw, sanded smoother)
Ziricote Fretboard
1 11/16" Nut Width
GraphTech BlackTUSQ Nut
Standard thin
SS6115 Stainless Steel Frets
10-16" Compound Radius
Mother Of Pearl Dots Inlay
Sperzel Lok Tuners (Black & Chrome)
Custom Dougie Neck Plate

Hardware ….
Seymour Duncan, Scream'in Demon (N)
Seymour Duncan, Duckbucker (M) 
Seymour Duncan, Quarter Pounder (B)                                                                                                                               
Gotoh Tele Hum Bridge, Chrome with .. Black Saddles, Springs & Screws
5 Way Switch (wired for 7 way) with Chrome Tip
2 x CTS 250K Pots … one is Push/ Push
Orange Drop Cap
Black Knobs, Chrome dots.
Schaller Strap Locks
(used mixed, Black & Chrome Hardware)

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Guitar #2 by Doughboy

BODY

Soloist - Extra light 1 piece Koa body
AAAAA Flame Koa Top

NECK

Warmoth Pro AAAAA Pau Ferro neck & fingerboard -1 5/8”nut + 24 ¾” scale
Warhead headstock
24 frets
Standard slim contour
Compound radius
6115 SS frets
Tru-oil finish


HARDWARE

Floyd Rose trem 
Gotoh mini tuners
1 EMG 85, 2 EMG S, 1 EMG EXG EQ control
EVH D-Tuna

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Guitar #3 by DeathbyUberschall

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

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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

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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 #4 by BlueTalon

This is my Warmoth Strat-Jazz, consisting of both a Warmoth neck and a Warmoth body.  The body was finished in gloss black by the good people in Puyallup.  The neck shaft is unfinished, and Formby's tung oil was used on the headstock.

Alder body
Bubinga neck
Wenge fretboard and thumb-rests

Schaller BML tuners
Schaller 463 bridge
Schaller strap-lock pins
Threaded neck inserts
Hipshot string retainer
D'Addario rounds

Fender Super 55 split-coil hum-bucking pickups (2 neck, 1 bridge)
3x 500K individual pickup concentric V/T controls
1x 500K master concentric V/T control

Turnstyle 6-position rotary tone selector switch, with the following selections:
#1 Full manual control over all pickups
#2 Precision bass tone preset
#3 Jazz bass (both pickups on, slightly offset) tone preset
#4 Rickenbacker tone preset
#5 Thunderbird tone preset
#6 Overdrive tone preset 

The bridge pickup is in the normal position (not the 70's reposition).  The pickups are spaced 2" edge-to-edge.  That puts the neck pickup about 1-2 inches closer to the neck than a Precision pickup or a normal Jazz neck pickup.  The sound is bright and crystal clear.  All volume controls are no-load.  All tone controls attenuate the high end, they don't truncate it -- with all tone controls at max, the tone is still very usable (doesn't sound like mud at all).

You will notice there is no 5-way switch.  When I have manual control over the pickups, I can have any pickup combination.  For example, I can have the bridge pickup on full, and the other two pickups at 80%.  That sort of thing is impossible with the 5-way switch. 

Enjoy!  (And vote for me!  :-D

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Guitar #5 by Wombi8

Model:  Chambered Stratocaster®
Orientation:  Right handed
F-Holes:  None
Scale:  25-1/2"
Wood:  Quilt Maple on Alder
UC Front Laminate: LT1085
Rout:  Rear Rout
Pickup Rout:  Humbucker (Neck), Humbucker (Middle), Humbucker (Brdg)
Controls:  V-T-T-5-X-X (Strat®)
Bridge:  Wilkinson Tremolo
Stud Install:  Use inserts from bridge on order
Jack Rout:  Strat® Top Jack Rout
Neck Pocket:  Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Countours:  Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Top Finish:  Green Dye
Back Finish:  Black Gloss

Style:  Stratocaster®
Construction:  Warmoth Pro
Orientation:  Right Handed
Neck Wood:  3A Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Wood: 3A Birdseye Maple
Unique Choice:  FB904
Nut Width:  1-5/8"
Back Shape:  Standard thin
Fret Size:  SS6105 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream:  Vintage Style (11/32")
Radius:  10-16" Compound
Scale:  25-1/2"
Fret #:  22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL
Inlays:  Black Face Dots
Finish:  Clear Gloss

Neck Pickup: Dimarzio dp222 D-Activator X Neck
Middle Pickup: Dimarzio dp221 D-Activator X Bridge
Bridge Pickup: Dimarzio dp102 X2N
Std Strat wiring with 3 push/pull pots for series/parallel for each pickup

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Guitar #6 by LushTone

Body
- Warmoth mahogany/quilt maple chambered strat
- blue dye and clear back
- GraphTech nv1 bridge
- Emg ha (neck) and 85
- volume/tone/tone
Neck
- Best Guitar Parts neck
- quartersawn maple/rosewood
- 25" scale
- fatback profile
- 12" radius
- 22 stainless 6105 frets
- rosewood headstock overlay
- boiled linseed oil finish
- Gotoh 16:1 tuners

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Guitar #7 by Bagman67

The guitar is named Quty Pie afer a chalk drawing my little girl made when she was five years old, translated to a neckplate by DangerousR6. Assembly and fret treatment by Cagey, whose work is stellar. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Specs:

Body:
Warmoth carved-top tele with unique choice quilt maple top on a mahogany backside. Strat neck pocket.
Finish by Warmoth: Purple edge burst into clear, clean masked edge, with clear gloss finish on the back.

Neck:
Showcase Strat neck in quartersawn wenge, SS6115 frets, clay dot markers. Black Graphtech nut.

Hardware - all black:
Tuners: Planet Waves autotrim
Bridge: Wilkinson VS100 tremolo
Knobs, pickup bezels, etc: black chrome.
Neckplate: Custom DangerousR6 "Quty Pie" original.

Electronics:
Santana II pickups harvested from an unused PRS Santana II.
One vol., one tone, with a .001 mF treble bleed; Black Electrosocket jack.
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Guitar #8 by sixstringsamurai

Model: Soloist
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Flame Maple on Swamp Ash
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: None (Neck), None (Middle), Humbucker (Brdg)
Controls: X-T-T-X-X-X (Strat®)
Bridge: Recessed TOM-Angled Strings
Stud Install: Use inserts from bridge on order
Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
Neck Pocket: Strat® with 720 Mod
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Contours: / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Binding: Vintage Tint Masked Binding
Top Finish: Bengal Burst
Back Finish: Sunset Orange

Style: Jack-1
Construction: Conversion Angled 24-3/4"
Orientation: Right Handed Reverse
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: 59 roundback
Fret Size: 6150
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64", 11/32")
Radius: Straight 12"
Scale: 24-3/4" Conversion
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL
Inlays: Black Sharkfin
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
Finish: Vint Tint Satin Nitro

Schaller mini locking tuners

Seymour Duncan Invader

Gohto TOM

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Guitar #9 by jmavl

one piece ash vintage tele body
vintage tint gloss finish
'52 Fender pickups
nickel relic hardware
vintage modern one piece maple neck
fat back contour & vintage tint gloss finish
6105 SS frets
corian nut

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Guitar #10 by Ddbltrbl

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 #11 by sduck

Chambered Strat body; mahogany body with a select quilted maple top, green dye finish
Angled Strat neck, mahogany shaft with a black ebony fingerboard, gold 6100 frets, graph tech black TUSQ XL nut, no dot inlays
Sperzel locking tuners, Dimarzio pickups, Wilkinson tremelo

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Guitar #12 by mullyman

Body: Warmoth Stratocaster
Body Wood: Swamp ash
Original Color: Gloss Black
Finish: EVH Frankenstein by Mean Street Guitars
Top route SSS with a modification for a humbucker in the bridge
Tremolo Route: Floyd Rose


Neck: Warmoth Pro
Neck Wood: Birdseye
Fingerboard: Birdseye
Nut Width: 1 5/8
Nut: Floyd Rose locking
Back Contour: Standard thin
Frets: SS6105 Stainless Steel
Fingerboard Radius: 10-16 Compound
Inlays: Standard black dots
Finish: Satin

Hardware
Bridge Pickup: EVH Frankenstein
Middle Pickup: - 
Neck Pickup: Mean Street original sing coil (front pup is not a dummy like EVH's)
Bridge: Gotoh Floyd Rose stamped "Music Man" taken from EVH model
Switch: Push/Push volume pot
Pot: 1 Volume 500k audio taper
Strap Pins: Schaller Strap Locks
All screws aged
Tuning Keys: Schaller locking
Neck Plate: FSR Shop "Franky" (my design)
Ernie Ball "MULLY MAN" custom logo on head.....along with the Warmoth Turtle :+)

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Guitar #13 by SineSquared

Body:  Fender '72 Thinline Re-issue.
  Ash Body
  Swapped out original white pearloid pickguard for Black
  Fender Wide Range Humbuckers

Neck: Warmoth CBS Strat Headstock
  Vintage Modern
  3 Bolt
  Pau Ferro Shaft
  Black Ebony Fingerboard
  59 Roundback
  SS6115 Stainless Steel Fretwire
  22 Frets
  Fender Locking Tuners
  Black Corian Nut

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Guitar #14 by fngrpikr

This is my first electric build so it was a bit of an experiment.
The neck is a Warmoth CBS Strat Vintage Modern Maple with Indian Rosewood board.
Fat profile, cream face dots, white side dots, white corian nut and vintage tuners.
Neck is shimmed for the Gotoh tune-o-matic bridge and stop tail piece.
Nitro finish with amber toner.
I drew the logo myself on my iPad with a program called procreate and had a guy I found online make the decal for me.
The body is home made out of a single slab of Black Walnut and is obviously based on a Jazzmaster.
Nitro "blackburst" finish on the body also.
Because of the weight factor of the Walnut I planed it down to about a third thinner than normal thickness.
I cut the pick guard out of an old piece of 1960s formica on a scroll saw.
The pick ups were extracted from a really crappy 1960s Japanese guitar and sound amazing in my humble opinion.
Three way selector and volume and tone knobs. Non traditionally located Strat jack in the pick guard.
Soldered it all myself and it kept me off the streets for a month or so.
All in all I had a blast and look forward to starting another one.

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Guitar #15 by MortenB

Body ... (Warmoth finished)
Alder body
Shoreline Gold Finish
Tort pickguard

Neck … (Warmoth finished)
Pau Ferro neck
Pau Ferro fretboard
White Corian Nut
Steel stiffening rods
SS6150 Stainless Steel Frets
Cream Dots Inlay
Crome Hipshot ultralite tuners

Hardware ….
Mørch Rock N´Roll Man pick up
Crome Gotoh bridge
2 x CTS 250K Pots
Jupiter Vintage Tone Cap
Crome knobs
Crome Strap Locks

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GOM

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Wow, guys!  It's going to be a big month.  8 submissions and it's only the 2nd! 
 

sixstringsamurai

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WOWZERS!
There are some Great axes up this month.

All of you have put some great pieces together!
Good Luck to all involved.

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Updown

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Better pic's of mine here ....
Updown's Tele 'Exotic Custom'  http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19843.0

Thanks for looking  :icon_thumright:
 

sixstringsamurai

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Updown said:
Better pic's of mine here ....
Updown's Tele 'Exotic Custom'  http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19843.0

Thanks for looking  :icon_thumright:
Looks like chocolate swirl, I couldn't play that i would be to busy looking at all that great grain.
 

bagman67

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And here's the extended dance mix for Quty Pie, if'n y'all care to have a gander:


http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=17614.0
 

GOM

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BlueTalon said:
AARRRGH!  The website doesn't like my photos!  Resubmitting...

It wasn't a problem with your photos, it was a problem with our GOM photobucket account.  Fixed now. 
 
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jmavl

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Bagman--
I've noticed you're partial to the Planet Waves auto-trims (bête noir & quty pie). I'm considering them for a strat project... what makes these your preference?
 

bagman67

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jmavl said:
Bagman--
I've noticed you're partial to the Planet Waves auto-trims (bête noir & quty pie). I'm considering them for a strat project... what makes these your preference?


I tried them on spec for Quty Pie, and actually had them in hand for Bete Noire before I got Quty Pie back.  I think they were priced a little lower than Sperzels.  I like 'em just fine, I reckon, but don't necessarily prefer them over Schallers or Sperzels.


Edit:
For pure aesthetics, I really like these locking Grovers on my green mahogany tele:


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Cagey

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Those locking Grovers are also a good choice for those who have standard Grovers already installed. They're a drop-in replacement.
 

bagman67

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Cagey said:
Those locking Grovers are also a good choice for those who have standard Grovers already installed. They're a drop-in replacement.


They're a 10mm part - they drop in for Gotohs as well.


Edit:  Not sure if the anchor screw matches the Gotoh, so you might have some minor drillwork and/or plugging to do if you want from Gotoh to Grover or vice versa.
 

AutoBat

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Bagman67 said:
jmavl said:
Bagman--
I've noticed you're partial to the Planet Waves auto-trims (bête noir & quty pie). I'm considering them for a strat project... what makes these your preference?


I tried them on spec for Quty Pie, and actually had them in hand for Bete Noire before I got Quty Pie back.  I think they were priced a little lower than Sperzels.  I like 'em just fine, I reckon, but don't necessarily prefer them over Schallers or Sperzels.


Edit:
For pure aesthetics, I really like these locking Grovers on my green mahogany tele:


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I've got the non-locking Grovers on my VIP.  They tune quite well (when I need them).  If I was putting them on a non-Floyd I'd get the locking version in a heartbeat.
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vox_rox

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Hey Keanu - we were kinda going steady there, then I didn't see you for a month and I thought you dumped me - but you're back! We missed you. :)

Seriously, it's a fine axe, thanks for your patience and persistence.

Peace,
Pierre
 

Death by Uberschall

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vox_rox said:
Hey Keanu - we were kinda going steady there, then I didn't see you for a month and I thought you dumped me - but you're back! We missed you. :)

Seriously, it's a fine axe, thanks for your patience and persistence.

Peace,
Pierre

LOL, Yeah Keanu is like a wall flower at the high school prom, hopefully somebody will ask to dance.  :toothy11:

Lots of great submissions this month.
 
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