July 2020 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the July, 2020 Guitar of the Month contest!  July'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 July'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 Cactus Jack

Cherry Bomb

Profile: 59 Roundback
Construction: Vintage Modern
Shaft: Roasted Maple
Fretboard: Pau Ferro
Nut: 1 11/16"
Frets: 6150
Tuners: Hipshot Locking

Profile: Telecaster
Material: Flame Maple on Solid Mahogany
Finish: Fire Burst Top, Transparent Red Back
Binding: Natural Mask
Features: Front and Rear Contours, Contoured Neck Joint, Strat Controls

Pickups: Tom Anderson HC1 Neck, SF1 Middle, TM2 Bridge
Wiring: 5-Way Switch with Neck Auto-Split in Position 2. Toggle Splits the Neck, and Master Tone Push-Pull Provides Neck + Bridge in the Middle Position. Anderson Vintage Voicing for Neck Split Tones.
Bridge: Schroeder TL Half Bridge with Stainless Callaham Enhanced Saddles.



Guitar #2 Robin Joseph Leon


Warmoth chambered telecaster, unique choice flame maple top on swamp ash
Brown dye finish with a natural masked binding, transparant brown back
Contoured heel, tummy cut and forearm contour
Modern Telecaster bridge plate with brass saddles
Warmoth .09inch black solid gloss pickguard
Pickups: Fender twisted tele neck, Seymour Duncan Broadcaster bridge
Fender 4-way switch
Fender TBX tone control


Warmoth showcase roasted maple wizard thin, no finish
6105 frets
Fender locking tuners with brass nuts
Graphtech Black Tusq XL nut



Guitar #3 Stratamania

"Max goes to Woodstock"

Warmoth Reverse Stratocaster Body
Professionally finished by forum member Tonar8353/Greg Grubaugh
Callaham Bridge

Flame maple slab board construction
1 5/8" nut width
Truss rod heel adjust
Fender vintage tuners
6100 SS Frets
Graphtech Tusq XL nut
Finished with spray can nitro by myself

Callaham/Fralin Hendrix/SRV cryogenically treated



Guitar #4 Mirovox

-Warmoth swamp ash body in sonic blue
-Warmoth African Ebony neck, solid, with block markers.
-Tuners are locking Schallers
-Bridge is Mastery M1
-Vibrato is Mastery
-The entire body cavity is completely caged in copper shielding.
-Mini-pots are Alpha, Main pots are CTS, with 500k in tone position
-Treble bleed from Rothstein
-Wiring is all cloth-covered pull-back
-The pickups are Curtis Novak JM Gold Foil humbuckers, single-coil tapped
-The rhythm circuit in the up position engages the two mini-pots that dial *between* double-coil humbucker and single-coil. This is commonly termed "dial-a-tap" or "spin-a-split".
Guitar is being plek-ed right now here in Austin and getting a new bone nut installed.



Guitar #5 Dano

Merle Tribute

Style: Warmoth Quilt Maple on 5A Honey Tint Flame Maple Core and Hollow Alder Wings. Walnut Strip going through the center of the Maple top.
Neck Pocket: Tele
Right / Left: Right Handed
Control Rout: Top Rout
Pickups: T-X-T
Bridge Rout: Tele
Binding: Pearloid
Top Finish: Black to Honey Tint Burst
Back Finish: Black with Clear Gloss
Scale: 25 ½"

Style: Warmoth Warhead®
Construction: Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: 3A Flame Maple with Maple Veneer Headstock Matching Body
Fingerboard Wood: 3A Flame Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6150 (Gold)
Tuner Ream: Gotoh/Grover (13/32" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
String Nut: GraphTech TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Black Face Dots
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
Finish: Clear Gloss

Gotoh Standard Tele Bridge, Gold
Grover 505G Inline 18:1 Locking Tuners
Warmoth Pickguard
Oak Grigsby 4-Way Blade Switch (B,  B+N Parallel, N, B+N series)
CTS 500k Vol & Tone Pots
0.022 uF Tone Capacitor
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Set
Fretwork and setup by myself



Guitar #6 Frankie Chestnuts

"When I'm 64"

Mahogany, chambered telecaster body, mahogany top, single F-hole, tummy cut, forearm contour

Mahogany, modern construction, tele configuration, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 10-16" radius, 59 roundback profile, 25.5" scale, 21-6150 stainless steel frets

Neck Pickup - TV Jones Classic
Bridge - Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack
4 Way, Reverse configuration Control Plate from 920D (Bridge/B&N parallel/Neck/B&N series)

Vintage style Gotoh Staggered Height Nickel tuners
Schaller Strap Locks
Gotoh Standard Tele Bridge

Body, neck and headstock stained Wine Red and nitro finished by MJT



If anyone wants to check out more photos of my entry they can be found here.


And the build thread here.

Here's the build for Cherry Bomb:


Awesome instruments Robin & Strat! Can't wait to see more custom creations.