June 2022 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the June 2022 Guitar of the Month contest!  June's contest will be "owner/non-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 June's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted from now until exactly 7 days from now (please check this post's date and time), 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. Links will not be included in the entry descriptions.

Please try to stick to the entry requirements:
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.

Owner or other non-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 J.D.ROOST

Right handed
Quilt Maple on Swamp Ash with Tru-Oil Finish
Rear Rout
Bridge: Recessed Original Floyd Tremolo
Jack Rout: 3/4" (19mm) Side Jack Hole
Tummy Cut
Forearm Contour
Contoured Heel
Neck Pocket: Strat with 720 Mod
Binding Top: Dark Walnut Accent Line
24 Fret Reposition
Fender strap locks

Construction- Gibson Scale Conversion
Shaft wood- Indian Rosewood burnished
Fretboard- Bloodwood
Nut width- 1-5/8” Graph Tech
Neck back profile- Wizard
Fretboard radius- straight 11”
Fret size and material- stainless steel 6150
Tuner hole size- gotoh grover (13/32” - 11/32”)
Inlay shape and material- moon glow shark fin
White side dots
Locking staggered tuners

Floyd Bridge (black chrome) with Big brass block

Seymour Duncan custom 5 bridge humbucker.
Fender Texas special middle
Seymour Duncan little 59 neck.
500k volume and 300k tone pot



Guitar #2 musicalmanguy

Warmoth Soloist
Poplar back w/ Flame Maple top
Top = TransFast black aniline dye sanded back w/ orange Angelus leather dye
Semi-gloss Tru-Oil finish
Finished by owner

Warmoth Superwide w/ reverse Warhead headstock
Maple neck & fretboard
6100 frets (22)
Satin Tru-Oil finish
Finished by owner

Bridge = EMG H4
Middle = Wilkinson Hot Rail Neck
CRL 3-Way Blade Switch
CTS 500K Volume Pot

TonePros Locking Tune-o-matic



A-Standard / Drop-G



Guitar #3 TonyFlyingSquirrel


Warmoth Baritone Tele neck with a Maple shaft and Indian Rosewood fingerboard
6100 Fretwire
Gotoh tuners
Owner finished in Tru Oil

Basswood body
Shown with locally custom wound pickups - since replaced with EMG Tele pickups
Owner Finished by covering in laced Deer Hide (Buckskin) with beaded rosette, dentaliam shells.


Guitar #4 NedRyerson

African mahogany, custom cut and routed from blank
Gloss black lacquer with The One Ring inscription cut on red vinyl then buried in clear coats
Single Seymour-Duncan Nazgul HB with coil-splitting to push-pull volume pot
Hipshot flat-mount fixed bridge
Custom cut bloodwood control cavity cover

Warmoth reverse Arcade maple neck
Ebony fretboard w/ 6150 nickel frets
Bloody Basin Jasper dot inlays
Gotoh SG381 tuners
Neck back finished in Tru-Oil
Hand-painted Eye of Sauron on headstock
Neck plate engraved by DangerousR6



Guitar #5 JohanN

Body: Stratocaster by Warmoth. Walnut, rear route, side jack hole, contoured heel. Body finished with 21 coats of wipe on poly thinned with mineral spirits, sanded to 1500 grit.

Pickups: Fender Custom Shop - Texas Special (full set).

Wiring: 5-way switch, volume, tone, blender. Half blender and greasebucket.

Neck: Jazzmaster by Warmoth. Roasted flame maple, roasted flame maple fretboard, SS6150 frets (22), 25-1/2" scale length, 1-11/16" nut width, Wolfgang neck shape, 9.5"-14" compound radius, black pearloid 'Nightswan' inlay, black side dots, black corian standard nut. No finish, sanded to 3200 grit.

Hardware: Gotoh EV510T-FE tremolo (floating), Gotoh SGS510Z HAP-M tuners (ziricote wood buttons), Schaller S-locks security strap locks, D'Addario XTE0942 XT strings (.009-.042).



Guitar #6 mysticaxe

Guitar name: Victor (Hail!)

Carved top tele, flame maple over swamp ash
Rear Routed, tummy cut, contoured heel
"Aaron approved" oversized strap buttons
Gotoh compensated tele bridge
Pickups: Dimarzio Twang King neck, Area T bridge
LP Switch position, volume/tone on bridge pickup, volume only on neck pickup

Stained maize and blue
Back stained blue
Birchwood Casey Sealer/Tru-oil finish

Roasted flame maple
'59 roundback
1 11/16", 10-16" compound radius
6105 SS frets
Black MOP inlay markers
Locking staggered Hipshot closed gear tuners
Hand painted Rose Bowl logo and #2 (Charles Woodson's number at Michigan)



Guitar #7 OffSetSmith

This Diamondback was painted/assembled/set up by OffSetSmith for his friend Terry.

Diamondback (Warmoth)
Dupli Color Pewter lacquer base (rattle can)
Createx Black burst (air brush)
Clear lacquer top coat (air gun)

Tiltback 24.75" conversion neck (Warmoth)
Custom cut/drilled headstock
Maple shaft wood
Ziricote fretboard w/ cross inlay
Headstock color same as body
Custom "Smith" decal made by OffSetSmith
True oil on back of neck

PAF style pickups
2 Volumes
2 Spin-a-splits
3 way pickup selector



Guitar #8 Bagman67

half-'Moth telecaster

Body is western red cedar by a now-defunct eBay seller, finished by owner using Behlen lemon yellow Solarlux stain and Behlen's Encore Brown rattle-can guitar toner for the burst, topcoated with more Mohawk rattle-can lacquer.  Wetsand, buff, etc. also by owner.

Neck is a Warmoth modern-construction in wenge/wenge with cream dot position markers.  Standard Warmoth 10-16" compound radius fretboard, Boatneck profile, stainless SS6115 frets, TonePros Kluson-style tuners, Graphtech TusqXL nut installed by owner.  Die-cut logo provided by forum member MrPinter.

Remaining accoutrements:
Gotoh six-saddle tele bridge from Warmoth
Red Tortoise-shell pickguard from Guitar Fetish
GFS L'il Puncher humbucking pickups and quikplug wiring harness from Guitar Fetish
Chrome control plate, dome knobs, Electrosocket jack, etc. from the Parts Drawer From Hell.



This month's contest gets started in style!

Good luck to J.D.ROOST, musicalmanguy and TonyFlyingSquirrel!
NedRyerson, JohanN, mysticaxe and OffSetSmith join the contest! Good luck all!
All the guitars so far are awesome. Good luck to everyone!

So many fine lookin' machines here.  I've just sent my photos to the GOM moderator, but I don't reckon I stand much of a chance.  But it's fun to expose the work, anyway!