March 2020 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the March, 2020 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 added to this message, which is March'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 Rgand


Shape - Custom
Wood - Alder
Finish - Blue Lacquer by Greg Grubaugh aka Tonar8353
Selector Switch - 3-way toggle
Coil Split Switches - Push on/off
Control Knobs - Black plastic fluted
Pots - Bourns B500K
Tone Cap - .033
Bridge - Tele humbucker, top/string-through loading
String-Through Ferule Plate - Monkey Jack
Strap Locks - Schaller S-Lock
Pickguard - Custom, ceam/black/cream
Control Plate - Custom, stainless steel

Neck - Bill Lawrence USA L500R
Bridge - DiMarzio F-spaced neck DP-103 36th Aniv. PAF w/open cover

Construction - Warmoth Pro
Profile - Standard thin
Wood - Roasted maple with rosewood fretboard
Marker Spots - Cream
Frets - SS6150
Radius - 10-16 compound
Nut - White GraphTech TUSQ XL
Tuners - Hipshot Staggered, Locking Grip Lock
Headstock - Custom
Mounting - Steel threaded inserts w/stainless machine screws



Guitar #2 ragamuffin

Neck: Warhead shape ebony fretboard on wenge, standard thin, no inlay, 1-11/16 tusq nut, SS6105 frets

Body: Custom shaped from a Warmoth mahogany blank, based on the Music Man Albert Lee. Forearm, tummy, and heel contours hand shaped.

Finish: Burgundy mist metallic nitro by Tonar/Greg Grubaugh

Hardware: Hipshot contour tremolo bridge and locking tuners, two numbered Luminlay knobs, switch tip, trem tip, and bass knob made from wenge by David King/DKnob

Electronics: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickups with raw nickel covers, attached via threaded inserts Volume, tone, and bass cut with a push pull phase switch.



Guitar #3 Frankie Chestnuts

Warmoth Modern Construction, 25.5 scale
Unique Choice Wenge on Roasted Maple, 59 Roundback profile
10-16" Compound Radius, 21 Frets, 6150 Fret Wire
Traditional Kluson Tuners

Swamp Ash from Wildwood
Schaller Strap Locks
Fender USA '62 Hardtail Bridge

920D Prewired Fender Hot Noiseless Pickups

Body and Neck Finished with Nitrocellulose by MJT
Tobacco Burst on Body
Clear Tint on Neck



Guitar #4 Ronios

'Ronios RV2'

Warmoth alder body blank
Custom RV2 body shape
Professional Dark Kandy Red paint
Inset strap locks
Custom control plate
Chrome/MOP knobs
CTS 500k volume pot
CTS Push/Pull 500k tone
3-way switch
Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special pickup set
Schaller 475 bridge
Custom neck plate

Style: Warhead
Construction: Gibson® Scale (24-3/4") Conversion
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Flame Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Flame Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6150 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64")
Schaller M6 Staggered-height, locking tuners
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: Black Face Dots
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
Finish: Clear Satin Nitro



Guitar #5 Raven Blackheart


Warmoth Showcase Telecaster
Solid Swamp Ash
Warmoth Transparent Turquoise Gloss Finish

Custom Warmoth Vintage/Modern Telecaster
Hand-Oiled Roasted Flame Maple w/Unique Choice Indian Rosewood Fretboard
Azurite Malachite Dots
Mother Of Pearl Side Dots
1-11/16" Nut Width
Standard Thin Profile
10"-16" Compound Radius
22 Fret
Stainless Steel SS6150 Frets
GraphTech Black TUSQ XL Standard Nut
Home-Printed Custom Logo

Lindy Fralin Classic Telecaster Pickups Custom Ordered w/Open Top Cover On Neck Pickup
FreeWay 6-Way Selector Switch
CTS 250K Pots w/Orange Drop Tone Cap
Switchcraft Output Jack

GraphTech Ratio Locking Tuners
GraphTech TUSQ String Tree
Gotoh Solid Brass Bridge
Square Jackplate
Fender Strap Locks
Warmoth Black-White-Black Pickguard



Guitar #6 Hendrix

'July 4 red white blue Tele'

Warmoth Special limited run of TELECASTER body: Red, Clear, and Blue Dyed Quilt Maple bodies over one piece swamp ash. as commemorate the Fourth of July, 1776.

Musikraft Flame Maple Strat Neck, with 3D printed red & blue theme on headstock turn Strat neck into Telecaster, 3D printed wave surface also echoed deep quilt wave on bodies.

Bareknuckle Yardbird neck pickup

Lace Sensor Chrome Dome mid Pickup

Bareknuckle blackguard 68 stagger bridge pickup

3D printed red & white pickup ring for the theme.

Push Push tone Pot rotation on neck / mid pickup, so still can got classic telecaster neck / bridge in-between sound on 5-Way Blade Switch.

50's retro style white knobs, I designed in Solid works and 3D printed.

Vintage Tele® Bridge with "In-Tune" Saddles, Chrome



Guitar #7 Robin Joseph Leon

Warmoth Stratocaster
Lightweight solid Alder
Black-red-yellow sunburst finish
Vintage 6 hole Wilkinson tremolo
Fender standard USA stratocaster pickups and wiring
Fender TBX tone control
CTS 250K pots
Anodized gold pickguard

Warmoth stratocaster vintage-modern one piece flame maple with skunk stripe
Standard Thin
1-11/16 inch nut width
ss6150 stainless steel frets
10-16 inch compound radius
Graphtech black tusq xl nut
Clear gloss finish
Fender locking tuners
Silver Fender logo sticker (I know some people don’t like an F logo on a warmoth, but I do)



Guitar #8 aussieowner

Warmoth Telecaster body
Quilted maple top
Mahogany body
Arm carve/belly carve/contoured neck heel
Blue Burst top
Trans Blue back

Warmoth Tele
Roasted maple
Figured ziricote fingerboard
6105 frets

Electronics and hardware:
Seymore Duncan Alnico II Pro set
Four-way switching
CTS pots
Switchcraft switch
Fender Tele knobs
Fender locking tuners
Dunlop strap buttons



Rgand, ragamuffin and Frankie Chestnuts get 2020's contests off to a flying start! Best of luck!
Damn I was hoping to get mine ready for submission for March, unfortunately luthier won't have finished it until 10th March so into April's submission it will go!

These guitars are looking absolutely beautiful guys, don't think I would have stood a chance anyway! May the best axe win!

xParallax said:
Damn I was hoping to get mine ready for submission for March, unfortunately luthier won't have finished it until 10th March so into April's submission it will go!

These guitars are looking absolutely beautiful guys, don't think I would have stood a chance anyway! May the best axe win!

In a similar boat. I can’t have mine ready in time. Why? I have had almost 11 years now on this one. I need eight more hours to finish but I don’t see that happening before April between family, ministry, work, gigs and home improvement needs (like a new roof)
Rgand said:
I see two out of the three of us have finishes by Greg Grubaugh. His work is second to none. Lacquerer extradordinare!

Here's the build thread for the Bobber in case anyone is interested in seeing the way it came about.

Who is this Greg Grubaugh you mention? Can you provide a link to him somewhere?
Greg goes by Tonar here on the forums. Just search for Tonar and be amazed.
I concur, some mighty fine entries. The final decision will be a harder job than a one armed paper hanger has. Excellent job People.

And now, I'm going to spend the next couple weeks depressed that I don't have a fretboard like the one on that sunburst Strat... :sad:
I just finished my new Warmoth Stratocaster build, hope I'm still in time to enter this month's competition. All the other guitars look pretty cool, tough competition this month… Wouldn't mind losing to any of these guitars.