May 2022 Guitar of the Month Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the May, 2022 Guitar of the Month contest!  May'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 added to this message, which is May'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 Megatron

Warmoth Chambered Telecaster, Flame Maple on Mahogany (One-piece)
Finish: Green Burst top, Clear back, Natural Masked Accent binding
Gotoh Humbucker Tele Bridge
DiMarzio True Velvet T (neck), DiMarzio Air Classic F-spaced (bridge)

Warmoth Telecaster Replacement Guitar Neck
Vintage/Modern Construction
Indian Rosewood (One-piece Shaft and Fretboard)
Abalone Premium Dot Inlay
Hipshot Vintage Guitar Tuner Kit 6 Inline Staggered

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Guitar #2 Spud

The "Labrocaster"

Warmoth Finished Stratocaster body Alder
Warmoth Fatback Neck Maple/Rosewood
reshaped to a semi boatneck .880 at first fret
6100 frets, black Gotoh Tuners, sweet Labrador sticker
anodized pickguard
2X Seymour Duncan ap-2 pro  single coils neck and middle
Bridge Seymour Duncan Custom Custom alnico 2
CTS-250K pots
Sprauge cap, 22awg push back wire
Switchcraft 5 way switch, jack.
Fender American Special Trem Bridge
Black Stainless Saddles

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Guitar #3 musicalmanguy

BODY:
Warmoth Soloist - Poplar
Satin Vintage White

NECK:
Warmoth Baritone Scale Conversion
Maple neck & Ebony fretboard
6105 frets (24)
TUSQ XL nut
Satin Tru-Oil finish

PICKUPS / ELECTRONICS:
Bridge = Entwistle HDN
CTS 500K Volume Pot
Barrel jack

BRIDGE:
TonePros Tune-o-matic

TUNERS:
Locking

TUNING:
F#-Standard

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Guitar #4 OffSetSmith

Custom Mustang-like guitar dubbed, "TEH KURDTZ"

Body:
Squier Affinity Mustang in stock Surf Green finish
Custom-made tort pickguard
Strat neck pickup
SD firebird bridge pickup (painted to match neck pickup)
Cut down T style top loading bridge

Neck:
Baked Maple Mustang neck (Warmoth)
Custom decal
True Oil finish

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Guitar #5 Ghotiphry

"Stubby"

Warmoth Mooncaster bass - showcase body - swamp ash on swamp ash with vintage tint finish.  Very light weight at 3 lbs 13 oz.

Warmoth 30" scale neck - black ebony on unfinished pau ferro - unique choice on neck and fretboard

TV Jones Thunder'tron pickups, wired MV, MT, V, V
Fender deluxe "f-stamp" tuners
Custom neck plate

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Guitar #6 stratamania

Body:

Showcase Body from October 2019
Wood: High Grade Flame Maple Top on Mahogany   
Binding: Natural Masked Accent 
Top Finish: Green Burst 
Back Finish: Clear 
Finish Type: Gloss Finish 
 
Neck:

Showcase neck Feb 2021
Stratocaster, Modern Construction,
Right Handed, Figured Mahogany, Indian Rosewood Fretboard,
1-11/16" Nut Width, Standard thin, SS6150 (Stainless),
Schaller (25/64") Tuner Ream, 22 frets, 10-16" Compound
Radius, Cream Face Dots Inlay, White Side Dots,  25-1/2" Scale,

Warmoth Poly Gloss finish was stripped to bare wood and redone with Tru-Oil and the nut replaced with a bone nut by myself.

Hardware:
Schaller M6 135 Locking Chrome Tuners
Schaller Security S-Locks
Wilkinson WVS130/2P Chrome Bridge with Locking Saddles
Gotoh/Wilkinson Bridge Studs supplied by Warmoth
Black Pearl Pickguard
Q-Parts Dome Black Chrome and Abalone Volume and tone knobs
Black Tremolo Cover

Pickups:
Bridge: Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Trembucker, Nickelcover
Middle: Seymour Duncan SSL-2 RW
Neck: Seymour Duncan Red Devil

Wiring:
Master Volume (with Treble Bleed) and Tone
1. Bridge
2. Bridge and Middle
3. Middle
4. Bridge and Neck
5. Neck

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GOM

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Megatron, Spud, musicalmanguy and OffSetSmith get May's contest started! Good luck all!

There's still time to get your entries in!
 

The Aaron

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@musicalmanguy - what is that piece you have in place of the top ferrules, and where can I get one? Are the ball ends captured right there at the top, versus in a ferrule on the back?


Anybody else know?
 

PhilHill

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Looks to me like one of these, https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Guitar-Ferrule-Bushing-Replacement/dp/B081R3JLSH/ref=sr_1_43?keywords=guitar%2Bferrules&qid=1651867665&sr=8-43&th=1

I have used them before, it's just a ferrule plate meant to replace the individual ferrules, which would mean that it is thru-body stringing. If so it's a clever idea using it on the front. While it could be converted to top load I guess, it would require modification of the plate and rather precise routing under it.

. I have a question for you Big AA, your new avater, Gibson or Gretsch?...................... :icon_thumright:
 

The Aaron

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PhilHill said:
I have a question for you Big AA, your new avater, Gibson or Gretsch?...................... :icon_thumright:

Gretsch.

<----  That's me being Malcolm Young in an AC/DC tribute I played in for many years. What a great time! I would rather play Malcolm's parts than Angus's any day!
 

PhilHill

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The Aaron said:
PhilHill said:
I have a question for you Big AA, your new avater, Gibson or Gretsch?...................... :icon_thumright:

Gretsch.

<----  That's me being Malcolm Young in an AC/DC tribute I played in for many years. What a great time! I would rather play Malcolm's parts than Angus's any day!

.  :headbang: :headbang:
 

PhilHill

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The Aaron said:
PhilHill said:
.  :headbang: :headbang:


Also, thanks for the info on the ferrule plate...I think you nailed it!

. Your welcome. Glad to help. (If I'm right. If I'm wrong, Hey it's not my fault, I'm old and senile.)................... :turtle:
 

musicalmanguy

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The Aaron said:
@musicalmanguy - what is that piece you have in place of the top ferrules, and where can I get one? Are the ball ends captured right there at the top, versus in a ferrule on the back?


Anybody else know?

Aaron - PhilHill got it right! Required some dremel action when installing, but ended up looking pretty neat, I think. Still using standard ferrules on the back side to catch ye old balls.
 

Megatron

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Good luck all!

Few more shots of my tele:
https://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=34004.0

Has cool cross section diagonal grain.
 
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