May 2019 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the May 2019 Guitar of the Month contest!  May'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, 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 May'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.

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 Tomatonator

Warmoth goncalo alves Mooncaster neck with unique choice ziricote fretboard
Straight 9" radius
1.75" black Tusq nut
SS6150 frets

Seymour Duncan rails (Hot, Vintage, Cool in the Neck)

Knobs are hand made from ziricote pen blank
Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2 as normal but all are push-pull:
    Volume pull = phase reversal for middle pickup (Vintage rails)
    Tone 1 pull = single coil Neck
    Tone 2 pull = single coil Bridge

Wood 8 screw pickguard which I modified with a David Gilmour style recessed toggle switch for neck pickup on in any position.
Gotoh chrome self-locking tuners and cosmo black input jack
Contemporary Gotoh style 2 point fulcrum tremolo bridge

Finish is airbrushed Angelus leather dyes (Dark Brown to 'Tan' to Gold) over an Ash body (locally purchased) and rubbed on Tru Oil

The neck region of the body has been shaped with hand tools and sand paper for comfort with 1 screw hole relocated for the contour
The contour has an inlaid musical note made of bocote

Neck is attached with recessed countersunk washers and 2 of 4 screws shortened



Guitar #2 Vallhagen

Warmoth, Ebony on Goncalo Alves
Modern construction.
Routing for locking nut and headstock shaping (it was a strat head) by myself.
Compound radius, 6130 frets.

Warmoth Velocity
All body contours.
HSS routing
Trem routing by myself.

Lundgren Black Heaven bridge HB
Lundgren vintage 60-s middle and neck SC-s

Kahler 2710 "Killer"
Locking nut from ebay

My own design

Finish (body and headstock):
Belton spraycans; red(!) and clear.



Guitar #3 stratamania

Natural Ash Tea Stained Tele.

Construction: Solid
Neck Pocket: Tele® Shape
Wood: Extra Light One Piece Swamp Ash
Orientation: Right handed
Control Rout: Top Rout
Pickups: T-X-T
Bridge Rout: Tele® Bridge
Input Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole Jack
Scale: 25-1/2"
Weight: 3lbs., 11oz.

Wood: Birdseye Maple Neck Wood/Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Orientation: Right Handed
Nut Width: 1-5/8"

Nut: Graphtech XL Earvana
Back Contour: 59 roundback
# of Frets: 22
Frets: 6100 SS
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Inlay: Cream Face Dots
Side Dots: White Side Dots
Scale: 25-1/2"

Body: Satin Nitro, with Tea used as a stain for the One piece Ash Body.
Neck: Headstock Satin Nitro and Neck Shaft Tru Oil.
Both Finished by myself.

Tuners: Hipshot Open Gear Locking Tuners
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Vintage Noisless, 4 Way selector and powerboost wiring.
Bridge: Gotoh.
Dunlop Dual Design Strap Loks



Guitar #4 Dano

George Harrison Tele Look-alike (almost)

Rosewood Telecaster Body
-Rosewood with Maple center laminate body purchased from an individual in Brazil.
-Rough Finish and Routing by seller of Body.  Final sanding from 320 grit down to 0000 synthetic steel wool by owner.
-Finished by owner with multiple coats of hand rubbed Tru-Oil.
-Sanded / polished with sandpaper all the way down to 0000 steel wool between coats.
-Black 3-Ply Nylon Pickguard

Warmoth Indian Rosewood neck
-24-3/4" Gibson Scale Length Modification
-Modern Construction Neck (Truss Rod)
-6150 Jumbo SS Frets
-10" - 16" Compound Radius Neck
-Graphtech Black Tusk Nut XL Standard Nut
-Grover 505C 18:1 inline Locking Tuners

Electronics, etc.
-Seymour Duncan Lil' 59 Bridge Pickup
-Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Neck Pickup
-500k CTS Volume and Tone Potentiometers
-Russian PIO (Paper in Oil) 0.022uF Tone Capacitor
-Oak Grigsby 4-Way Blade – Bridge, Bridge + Neck, Neck, Bridge and Neck in Series)
-Switchcraft Output Jack
-Gotoh GTC202 Telecaster Guitar Bridge Tele Steel Saddles w screws - CHROME



Guitar #5 HKL

MusicLander Body + Arcade Neck Guitar

Neck:Arcade Maple/Pau Ferro
    Straight 10'Radius
    Standard Thin 24Fret Extension
    6100Fret R2 nut

Body:MusicLander/ExtraLight Swamp Ash
    Pickup Mount:EMG Strat(24Fret)-X-Humbucker(Wood Mount)
    Control:1Volume/PU Selecter
    Bridge Rout:Recessed Froyd Rose
    InputJack:Straight Jack
    Heel cut+Recessed countersunk washer mount

    Bridge:Gotoh 1996T+Schaller Tension Controller+D-tuna
    Tuner:Gotoh SG360 MG-T
    Front PU:Seymour Duncan SSL-4
    Rear PU:Duncan Designd GCA HB-120B

Finish:Thin Urethane Finished,Myself.
    Body painted:Aqueous pigment.
    Head painted:pearl White lacquer.
    Painted the Cerry blossom motif.



Guitar #6 Rob

JB wannabe

Warmoth basswood strat body

Warmoth vintage modern
quartersawn maple w/ rosewood fretboard
10-16" compound radius
standard thin
6130 fret wire

Fender hot-noiseless Jeff Beck pickup set, parchment pick guard
Fender tremolo
LSR roller nut
Sperzel trim-lok tuners
Schaller strap locks

Body: Reranch spray cans - smoke green
Neck- Reranch spray cans - tinted clear coat
Polished with Meguiar's 205
Built & finished by me



Guitar #7 Goose_Goblin

-3A Flamed Maple Neck
-Pearloid Block Inlays w/ White Binding
-6150 Stainless Steel Frets
-White Corian Nut (38mm)
-Standard 34" inch length - 21 Frets
-14mm Tuning Holes
-Standard 4 Bolt
-Warmoth Finished - High Gloss Finish

-4 lbs 10 oz Alder Body (solid, one-piece)
-Routing for standard jazz bass pickups, top rout, 9V battery rout
-Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
- Owner Finished  - Amazon Green Metallic (Dupli-Color) w/ High Gloss Clear Coat

Hardware :
-Gotoh 201B Bridge
-Gotoh GB7 Bass Tuners
-Hipshot Gotoh Bass XTender GB7
-Guitar Fuel KB-1, KB-2 (Concentric) Volume/Tone Control Knob
-Dunlop Straplocks
-String Retainer and Pickup Cover

-Fender Gen 4 Noiseless Jazz Bass Single-Coil Pickups
-Guitar Fuel SBK-2D Pre-Amp Wiring Harness (Balance, Volume, Treble/Bass)



Guitar #8 War_in_D

Southeast Guitars Body.  Flame Maple/Mahogany.  Half/Half body construction (half maple/half mahogany).
Warmoth Neck:  22 fret, Standard Thin, 10-16 radius, 6150 frets, Birdseye Maple/Pau Ferro
Dimarzio Super 3 Bridge, Seymour Duncan Little 59 Neck
Volume, Tone and 3-way
Original Floyd Rose
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Natural finish in Tung Oil only (no stains)



GOM said:
Tomatonator gets this month's contest started! Good luck!
And an auspicious start it is! Very creative, and beautifully detailed execution. Hoping this is a harbinger for the rest of the entries!  :icon_thumright:
Vallhagen joins the contest! Best of luck!

Keep 'em comin', but please don't forget to check the entry requirements. Owner/non-pro finishes this month!
GOM said:
stratamania takes us to 3! Good luck!


Build thread and more photos for those who may want to take a look.
Love the pickup cover, at least the look. I'm not sure I could play it, but it looks classy.
Wow, what a wonderful variety of entries. I keep scrolling through them. Some months it seems like there's a theme to the builds. This month the theme is "No Two Even Remotely Similar". :icon_thumright: