March 2015 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the March, 2015 Guitar of the Month contest!  March'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 posted to this message, which is March's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted from now until March 8th, 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.

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 by Surf n Music

Body wood: 1 Piece Alder
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony (Macassar)
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: SRV
Fret Size: SS6115 (Stainless)
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Side Dots: Mother Of Pearl Side Dots
Finish: No Finish
Pickups: BKP 59 Slab Board set
Pots: 280K CTS Master tone, Master Volume
Tuners: Schaller
Bridge: Schaller Vintage Trem
Neck Plate: DR6 Custom  :)
Nut: LSR
Pickguard: Vintage Pearl

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Guitar #2 by Delilah

Warmoth Jazzmaster neck (Ebony on Quartersawn Maple), SRV profile, MoP dots, TUSQ-XL nut, unfinished because that's how I like it.
Warmoth Jazzcaster body in Antique White, routed for Tele Bridge and P90 neck, and contoured heel. I drilled it for a JM Bridge myself because it wasn't an option on the site.
Warmoth Pickguard
Bare Knuckle Piledriver Bridge Pickup
Bare Knuckle Supermassive P90 Neck Pickup
Duesenberg Diamond Tremolo
Mastery Bridge
Glendale Guitars Cold Rolled Steel Tone Ring
Emerson Custom Shop Pro pots (500k)
Emerson Custom Shop .033uf PIO cap
Fender Custom Shop 4-way switch
Ernie Ball black Tele knobs
Fender Locking Tuners
TUSQ-XL String Trees
Warmoth hardware (output, neck, and control plates)
Fully shielded cavities and wiring

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Guitar #3 by Balltongue

Body:
Soloist
Alder
Black Red Yellow Burst
Original Floyd Rose Tremolo
EMG 81
Flat Top Volume Knob

Neck:
Arcade
Maple Neck (Gloss Finish)
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
25.5" Scale Length
1-11/16" R4 Locking Nut
12" Radius
24 SS6105 Frets
No Inlays, White Side Dots
Standard Thin Contour
Planet Waves Auto-Trim Locking Tuners

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Guitar #4 by Updown

Body...
Alder (Solid)
Rear Rout H x H
Contoured Heel
High Grade Quilt Maple Top
Black Dye finish on Top
Black Gloss on the Back
Black Burst on Edges.

Hardware...
Tone Pros Recessed TOM - Angled Strings
Chrome Top & Bottom Ferrels
Bare Knuckles, Mule (Neck) Chrome Humbucker                                                                     
Bare Knuckles, Abraxas (Bridge) Chrome Humbucker
Metal Black Hum Rings
3 Way Switch with Chrome Tip
2 x 500K CTS Pots 
Orange Drop Capacitor
1 x Vol, 1 x Tone
Tele Heavy Knurled Knobs

Neck...
Vintage Modern
Pau Ferro
Ebony Fretboard
Stainless Steal Frets SS6115
1 11/16" Nut width
Graph Tech Black TUSQ Nut
10 -16" Compound Radius,
Standard Thin Neck
Mother Of Pearl Dot Inlay
Sperzel Lok Tuners
Custom Dougie Neck Plate

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Guitar #5 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.

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 #6 by BigSteve22

Warmoth finished body w/ Builder finished neck.

Body-
Warmoth, Stratocaster Replacement
Construction: Chambered, Swamp Ash on Swap Ash
Route: S/S/S
Bridge Route: American Standard, 2 Point Tremolo
Finish: Urethane, Black/Red/Yellow Burst.

Neck-
Warmoth Pro-Series, 24.75" Scale Conversion
Base: Birds Eye Maple, Std Thin Contour
Truss Rod: Gotoh Double Rod, Base and Side Adjust
Fret Board: Pau Ferro, 10"-16" Compound Radius
Fret Wire: Nickel/Silver, 6230
Nut: Tusq XL, 1.625", White
Headstock Logo: J Bennett, Custom, Water Slide
Finish: Clear Satin Lacquer

Pickguard-
Warmoth, Stratocaster, S/S/S
Material: 4 Ply, W/B/W/Tortoise (Nitro)

Pickups-
All Seymour Duncan, White
Bridge: STK-S6b - Custom Stack Plus
Middle: STK-S4m - Classic Stack Plus
Neck  : STK-S4n - Classic Stack Plus

P/U Switch-
CLS, 5-Way, Wafer Type

Pots-
Volume & Tones:
MoJo Tone/CTS, 250kΩ, 30% Audio Taper, Split Shaft

Input-
Jack: Switchcraft, #11
Jack Plate: Fender Recessed

Tone Cap-
Sprague, Orange Drop, .022µf, 600v

Treble By-Pass-
Cap: Sprague, Orange Drop, .001µf, 600v
Resistor: Metal Film, 150 kΩ, 1/2 Watt

Wiring-
Schematic: Standard Stratocaster w/ Treble By-Pass
Wire: Gavitt, 22AWG Cloth covered Vintage Push Back

Knobs/Switch Tip-
Fender Vintage, White

Tuners-
Hipshot, Open Back, Locking, Staggered, Chrome
Buttons: Hipshot, A07, Pearloid

Bridge-
Hipshot, US Flat Plate Tremolo, Chrome
Saddles: Stainless Steel
Base Plate: Brass

Strap Buttons-
Planet Waves Elliptical, Chrome

Trem Cover-
Fender, 4 Ply, W/B/W/Tortoise

Neck Plate-
LazarArt, Custom Engraved, Chrome

Strings-
Ernie Ball RPS, Hybrid Gauge, (9-46)
w/.018w G-String

As American made as I could get!

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Guitar #7 by SlartiBartfast

Chambered mahogany body with Spalted Maple laminate top
Clear gloss finish on front and back
Black body binding
25-1/2" scale
One-piece unfinished Roasted Maple neck and fretboard, ’59 Roundback neck contour
22 stainless steel 6150 frets on a 10-16" compound radius fingerboard with no inlay (black side dots only)
Black star vinyl decals at 12th fret and on the headstock
1-11/16" (43mm) nut width with GraphTech Black TUSQ XL Nut
Warmoth Pro Construction Telecaster headstock
Sperzel locking “Trimlok” tuners
Gotoh Standard Tele Bridge
3/4" (19mm) output jack with square jackplate
Schaller straplocks
Joe Barden Electronics Modern Tele pickup set (AWESOME pickups)
3-way blade selector switch

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Guitar #8 by KorinaKrazy

Warmoth Z style short scale Bass. Black Korina Body with a Black Korina laminate.
Warmoth 30" Wenge neck with a Canary fingerboard
Bloody Basin Jasper inlay dots
Graph tech nut
Hipshot ultra lite tuners
Seymour Duncan pup
463 Schaller bridge

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Guitar #9 by gstring120

Body
7/8 Warmoth Strat Showcase swamp ash body
Contoured heel
Radiant finish

Neck
7/8 Warmoth Pro wenge neck with macassar ebony fingerboard
Right hand reverse headstock
Mother of pearl dots
Standard thin contour with 10-16" compound radius
1 11/16 nut
6150 fretwire
'GregS' decal on headstock

Hardware
Seymour Duncan Distortion (bridge)
Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck)
Schaller Floyd Rose tremolo
Schaller mini tuners
Three-way switch
All hardware finished in black

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Guitar #10 by UK Phil

Body:
Model: Chambered Telecaster(r)
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Quilt Maple on Swamp Ash
UC Front Laminate: LT1694
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: Mini Humbucker (Neck), None (Middle), Mini Humbucker (Bridge)
Controls: V-V-T-T-Upper Tog (LP(r))
Bridge: Vintage Standard Stratocaster Flat Mount (Hipshot fitted)
Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
Neck Pocket: Strat(r) with 720 Mod
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Binding: Pearloid Binding
Back Binding: Pearloid Binding

Neck:
Style: Warmoth
Construction: Conversion Angled 24-3/4"
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6150 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 24-3/4" Conversion
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Pearloid Star
Side Dots: Mother Of Pearl Side Dots
Binding: Pearloid
Finish: Warmoth Clear Gloss (Headstock front refinished by UK Phil)

Black (water based) dye to raise the grain then sanded, leaving the edges slightly darker. Then green dye was used. Following that, a little yellow around the centre to lighten and shade some of the green, followed by clear cellulose lacquer. Vintage amber coloured cellulose lacquer for the back and sides, followed by clear gloss, rub down and polish.

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Guitar #11 by DocNrock

"Bungle in the Jungle"

Body:
Warmoth VIP
Chambered black korina
Ultimate Choice camphor burl top over maple cap
Black binding
Clear gloss finish (Warmoth)
Sustainiac (neck pickup slot)
DiMarzio Tone Zone  (bridge pickup)
Original Floyd Rose, recessed
FU-Tone Brass "Big Block"
RS Guitarworks 500k volume and tone pots
RS Guitarworks 0.022uf tone cap
Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch
Switchcraft output jack
DangerousR6 custom neck plate

Neck:
Warmoth headstock
Zebrawood neck (raw)
1 11/16" nut width
10"-16" compound radius
Standard Thin profile
Ebony fretboard
6100 Stainless steel frets (22)
MOP fretboard dots
Floyd Rose locking nut, R4
Planet Waves self-trimming locking tuners

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GOM

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First 3 entries posted.

Best of luck to Surf n Music, Delilah and Balltongue!
 

GOM

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Hotting up! Bagman67, BigSteve22, SlartiBartfast and KorinaKrazy are our latest contenders. Good luck!
 

DocNrock

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Some awesome looking entries!  Congrats to all for just the concepts making it to reality.  :icon_thumright:
 

Surf n Music

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DocNrock said:
Some awesome looking entries!  Congrats to all for just the concepts making it to reality.  :icon_thumright:

Agreed! Some fine guitars, I am sure all are stoked!!  :icon_thumright:
 

Updown

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The owners of those Tele's, should all chip in and buy me (Updown) - 'one new imac keyboard'

Thanks, is now covered in drool ……… 
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Great selection of instruments, that's for sure. 
Good luck to all.  :icon_thumright:
 

DocNrock

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As I said above, this month's entries are incredible!  Tough competition.  :laughing7:

I kind of stopped frequenting this forum back soon after the GOM contest began, sometime in mid to late 2009.  I was going to enter one of my builds back then, but never got around to it.  I decided to go ahead and enter it now. I hope that is OK. 

 

GOM

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DocNrock said:
As I said above, this month's entries are incredible!  Tough competition.  :laughing7:

I kind of stopped frequenting this forum back soon after the GOM contest began, sometime in mid to late 2009.  I was going to enter one of my builds back then, but never got around to it.  I decided to go ahead and enter it now. I hope that is OK.
Sure it is - DocNrock makes it 11 entries! Still time for more...
 

DocNrock

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GOM said:
DocNrock said:
As I said above, this month's entries are incredible!  Tough competition.  :laughing7:

I kind of stopped frequenting this forum back soon after the GOM contest began, sometime in mid to late 2009.  I was going to enter one of my builds back then, but never got around to it.  I decided to go ahead and enter it now. I hope that is OK.
Sure it is - DocNrock makes it 11 entries! Still time for more...

Awesome.  Thank you.  On a side note, that was quick.  I just sent you the e-mail less than an hour ago!  :icon_thumright:
 

Delilah

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Thanks, Bagman! She's quite a player too! :party07: I've barely picked up my tele and SG since I finished her :)
 
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