March 2016 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions


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We are now announcing the March, 2016 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, 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 7th, 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 AutoBat

Neck: Warmoth J-Bass Replacement
Indian Rosewood on Indian Rosewood
Slim Taper profile
SS6105 frets
Schaller BML tuners
Graphtech Tusq XL Black nut
Hipshot 3 string retainer
Standard Steel rods
No Finish

Squier 60's Vibe Jazz Bass Body:
Poplar, Olympic White finish
60's Jazz pickups/wiring/knobs
Tortoise pickguard with finger rest
Gotoh brass saddle bridge



Guitar #2 Glimmer

Chambered Jazzmaster
Black Korina on Black Korina
Natural Masked Accent Binding
Tobacco Burst (Warmoth finish)

Vintage / Modern Construction
Macassar Ebony on Unfinished Goncalo Alves
1-11/16 Nut Width
SRV Profile
Straight 9.5" Radius
6150 Fret Wire
Schaller Mini Locking Tuners
Unbleached Bone Nut

Curtis Novak pickups (JM-V neck, JM-FAT bridge)
Traditional Jazzmaster Rhythm Circuit & Electronics

Mastery Bridge and Vibrato



Guitar #3 amigarobbo

Model:  Hollow Custom T Bass  1 F-Hole
Wood:  Bubinga on Maple
Finish: Tru-Oil
Bridge:  Schaller 471 8-String 
Pickup:  Lace Alumitone with Coil tap (sorta) available on push pull volume, No-load tone pot.
Hardware: all Schaller Vintage copper

Style:  8-String Bass 
Orientation:  Right Handed 
Neck Wood:  5 piece Maple/Wenge
Fingerboard Wood:  Unique Choice Bubinga
Back Shape:  Fatback 
Stiffening Rods:  Standard Steel Rods 
Fret Size:  SS6230 (Stainless)
Radius:  Straight 10" 
Inlays:  Abalone Face Dots 
Side Dots:  Abalone Side Dots
String Nut:  Black TUSQ XL (Below) Yep, Rickenbacker style.
Head Decal: Happy Warmoth Turtle!



Guitar #4 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.

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
Heavy Knurled Knobs

Neck ...
Vintage Modern
Pau Ferro
Ebony Fretboard
SS 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



Guitar #5 BlueTalon

3-pickup Jazz.

Warmoth bubinga neck
wenge fretboard
nickle 6150 frets
Schaller tuners
Hipshot string retainer
black TUSQ nut 

Warmoth alder body
gloss black finish by Warmoth
wenge thumb-rests
Schaller bridge
Schaller strap-locks
Fender Super 55 pickups x3
CTS 500/500K pots
Turnstyle switch 

strung with D'Addario nickle roundwounds
set up and PLEK'd by Mike Lull



Guitar #6 DocNrock


Top routed Alder Strat body
Contoured Heel
Wild Maple cap with Black Cherry Burst finish (black back)
Gold screws on solid black pickguard for added “bling!” ;)
Original Floyd Rose, recessed
FU-Tone 37 mm Brass Tone block, L-shape
DiMarzio pickups:  Air Norton S, Fast Track 1, Fast Track 2 (neck to bridge)
Standard Strat wiring
Planet Waves output jack

Flame Maple Strat neck
Warmoth “Modern” construction (double expaning truss rod)
Satin finish
Standard Thin contour
1-11/16” nut width
Ebony fretboard with compound radius
R4 Floyd Rose Locking Nut
6100 SS frets
MOP dots
Schaller Locking Mini Tuners
Warmoth Metal Headstock Decal
DangerousR6 Custom Neck Plate
GHS Boomer .009 Strings



If what we've been seeing around here the past couple of months is any indicator, this oughtta be quite a contest!
Nice J-bass indeed.  The reddish rosewood and other woods go nice with a black or white body and the tortoise shell pickguard.  Excellent example of the phenomenon there.
There's still plenty of time for entries people, but c'mon, AutoBat's bass is getting lonely up there on its own!
That Jazzmaster is stunning.

Hmm, this contest suddenly turned twice as hard to select a winner.
3 guitars here I would happily vote for...Surprisingly the choice is easier than I thought.
Please note, if you've submitted an entry but it isn't showing then it wasn't a qualifying entry. Please note the points below:

Include your forum username. If GOM knows who you are, you'll probably get away with this, but please try to remember!

2 pictures only please.

Maximum image size is 1024 x 768 pixels. If you really don't know how to resize pictures let GOM know.

Also, please try to limit your descriptions to just the bullet point specifications of your entry, without storytelling, editorializing or salesmanship!
Wow, I've never seen a natural masked body that I've liked.... until this one. And I love this!


DocNrock is entrant #6!

There's still time to submit, or re-submit, your entry!