November 2016 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the November, 2016 Guitar of the Month contest!  November'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 November's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted from now until November 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.

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 stratamania

Body

Model: Chambered Stratocaster®
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Quilt Maple on Swamp Ash
Rout: Top Rout
Pickup Rout: Strat®, Strat®, Strat®
Controls: None
Bridge: Custom route for Gotoh 510 Tremelo
Stud Install: No Stud Install
Jack Rout: Strat® Top Jack Rout
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Countours: / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Battery Box: No Battery Box Rout
Binding: Natural Masked Binding
Top Finish: Purple to Clear Burst
Back Finish: Purple to Clear Burst

Neck

Style: Stratocaster®
Construction: Warmoth Pro
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6100 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: Earvana GraphTech Black TUSQ XL
Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dots
Side Dots: White Side Dots
Finish: No Finish from Warmoth, but completed with Satin Nitro for the headstock and Birchwood Casey Tru Oil

for the neck by myself.

Pickups Kinman Woodstock Plus set with K9 Harness.
Tremelo, Gotoh 510TS-FE1 (Steel block) trem in chrome
Tuners, Hipshot Locking tuners.
Strap Buttons, Dunlop Dual Design Straploks.
Custom Neckplate, FSR Custom Neckplate made based on a design I sent in.

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Guitar #2 fiat_cc

72 Telecaster Deluxe with whammy

This is my take on the 72 Tele Deluxe. I've wanted one since I was a kid and saw one in my dads Fender book, 

but I decided to build a modernised tribute rather than fork out for a vintage model that may or may not be a

great guitar, plus I wanted a Trem and they're hard to find vintage...

Specs

Neck
Warmoth
Style: CBS Stratocaster®
Construction: Vintage Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Flame Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Flame Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: 59 roundback
Fret Size: 6150
Tuner Ream: Gotoh/Grover (13/32" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
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: Vintage Tint Gloss

Body
Warmoth
72 Telecaster Deluxe
Alder
4 bolt Strat neck pocket
Tummy cut
Standard pick up and control routing
Routed for vintage 6 screw Trem bridge
Gloss black

Pickups
Lollar Regal neck and bridge

Tuners
Gotoh 510 series staggered locking tuners

Bridge
Callaham vintage 6 screw Strat Trem

Schaller strap locks

Vintage wiring scheme Ruth 1 Meg pots and Sprague caps. Tele output jack cup.

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Guitar #3 ThePhilosopher

Body Shape: Warmoth Soloist
Body Wood: Alder
Finish: Neon Chartreuse
Bridge: Wilkinson VS100
Hardware Color: Black
Pickups: Bareknuckle Warpigs
Electronics: Concentric volume/tone with detents, 5-way switch, kill switch
Tuners: Hipshot Locking
Scale: 28 5/8"
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: 6100

Perfect 5ths tuning F-e

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Guitar #4 new-killer-star

This is a prince tribute that I assembled for my wife that we call the purple turtle.

Body:
Purple Tribute Body: PT6057
Vintage tint
Figured Maple+Walnut Stripe Laminate Front & Back
1-Piece Swamp Ash
Flatmount (ferrules installed)
Tortoise Binding Front and Back
Vintage Tint Gloss

Neck:
Flame Maple (One Piece)
Graphtech Black Tusq XL - Standard nut
Vintage Tint Gloss

Pickups/Electronics:
Righteous Sound Redwood Strat Neck + Bridge
Telecaster 4 - way w/ CTP POTS + Treble Bleed

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Guitar #5 frown

Neck

Style: Warhead
Construction: Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Quartersawn Bubinga
Fingerboard Wood: Bubinga
Unique Choice: FB2249
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Back Shape: Fatback
Fret Size: SS6100 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 21
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Earvana Nut
Inlays: No Inlay
Side Dots: White Side Dots

Body (Showcase)

Model: Chambered Stratocaster®
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Canary on Mahogany
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: Humbucker (Wood Mount) (N), None (Middle), Humbucker (Wood Mount) (B)
Controls: None
Bridge: American Standard Strat® Tremolo
Stud Install: No Stud Install
Jack Rout: 1/2" (13mm) Side Jack Hole
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Top Finish: Clear
Back Finish: Clear
Custom Order: Tele Vol / Tone holes

Hardware

Schaller 6-in-line locking
Hipshot Flat Tremolo
DiMarzio Transition pickups
Push / Pull Volume per pickup - down: humbucker, up: single coil
Dunlop straploks
Icon Plates neck plates (Stainless screws)
Switchcraft barrel jack

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Guitar #6 JoeA

Body

Model: Chambered Stratocaster®
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Quilt Maple on Swamp Ash
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: HSS
Pickups: EMG 89 at brige + 2 EMG SA
Controls: 1 master Tone + split / 1 Master volume
Bridge: recessed Tune-O-Matic with strings thru
Jack Rout: Side 19mm with football plate
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Countours: Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour / Contoured Heel
Battery Box: Single
Binding: Natural
Top Finish: Tigers Eye Dye
Back Finish: Trans Brown

Neck

Style: Stratocaster®
Construction: Warmoth Pro
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Very High Grade Roasted Flame Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Very High Grade Roasted Flame Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6105 Medium Stainless
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: Graph Tech black TUSQ Standard
Inlays: Black Dots
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
Finish: No Finish

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Guitar #7 Fat Pete

Wilkinson Infracaster

Warmoth P-Bass body (Showcase)
Solid alder
4lb 13oz (2.2kg)
Candy tangerine finish
Kent Armstrong pickup
Gotoh 201 bridge
Warmoth black 3 ply scratchplate
Flat-top knobs
Schaller strap buttons
Standard P-Bass wiring with 0.1µF tone cap

Warmoth Super Bass construction J-Bass neck (Showcase)
Maple/Indian rosewood
Clear gloss/black gloss headstock face
Slim taper contour
Straight 10" radius
20 6150 N/S frets
Standard steel stiffening rods
Pearloid block inlays/white side dots
GraphTech White TUSQ XL nut
Grover machine heads
Hipshot string retainer
Silver Wilkinson Infracaster logo and DJW memorial decals printed by Rothko & Frost to my design

All hardware is chrome

Assembly and wiring by me. Final setup and decal application by Manchester, UK guitar tech Steve Robinson

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Guitar #8 The Man In Plaid

Body:
Model: Chambered Jazzmaster®
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Zebrawood on Mahogany
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: Humbucker (Neck), None (Middle), Humbucker (Brdg)
Pickups: Bareknuckle Mules - Black with engraving
Controls: V-T-T-5-X (Jazzmaster®)
Bridge: TOM/STP, Angled Pocket
Stud Install: Use inserts from bridge on order
Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Strap locks: Schaller Black
Top Finish: Clear
Back Finish: Clear

Neck:
Style: Tiltback Strat®
Construction: Gibson® Scale (24-3/4") Conversion Tiltback
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard Wood: Kingwood
Unique Choice: FB1481
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6150 (Stainless)
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64" 11/32")
Tuners: Black Schaller Mini Locking Tuners
Radius: Straight 12"
Scale: 24-3/4" Conversion
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dots
Side Dots: Mother Of Pearl Side Dots
Finish: Clear Gloss

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Guitar #9 Michaelc24

4-string Precision bass build (finish, hardware all from warmoth)
Premium Quilt Maple top (washed blue dye stain/gloss) cream binding
Maple body (natural gloss)
Roasted maple neck/fingerboard w/ gold 6150 frets & tusq xl nut
All gold hardware:
Gotoh 201
Schaller tuners
EMG PAX pickups
Bridge & pickup covers
Custom made maple/rosewood/gold knobs
NYXL strings
Custom shop inspired neckplate/decals

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Guitar #10 BigSteve22

The Jazz Baron
(For my Guitar Teacher, Mr. Dave Baron)

Body:
Jazzmaster
Flame Maple on Chambered Black Korina
H-X-H Top Rout
Standard JM Bridge and Tailpiece Routs
Clear Gloss Finish, Front and Back Applied by Warmoth

Neck:
Jazzmaster, Modern Construction
Traditional 21 Fret
Pao Ferro on Flame Maple
Clapton Soft-V Profile
10"-16" Compound Fret Board Radius
SS6105 Frets
1-11/16", White, GraphTech TUSQ XL, Nut
MOP Dot Inlays w/ White Side Dots
Custom Headstock Decal - My Design, Mfg. by Rothko & Frost
Minwax Satin Lacquer Finish Applied by Me
Fret & Nut Setup by Cagey

Hardware:
Warmoth Jazzmaster Nitro Tortoise Pickguard
H-X-H w/ Std Pot Locations, Custom, Upper & Lower Horn, Switch Locations
Gotoh SGS510Z, 18:1, Tuners w/ X-Chrome Finish & Tortoise Buttons (Factory Custom Order)
Mastery Bridge and Thimbles
Faction Guitars S/S Hard Tail Conversion Plate Custom Engraved by Dangerous R6 Design Courtesy of: Tattoos-and-Doodles.blogspot.com
Chrome Neck Plate w/ Spacer My Design Custom Engraved by Dangerous R6
Q-Parts Dome Knobs Chrome, w/ Acrylic Tortoise Inserts
Planet Waves Elliptical Strap Buttons
Black P/U Adjustment & Pickguard Screws
Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Strings (At least for now)

Electronics:
Seymour Duncan P-Rail Pickups w/ White Plastic HB Covers
Electroswitch, 4-Way Rotary Mode Selector
Available Options- P-90, Series HB, Parallel HB, Rail
Switchcraft, 3-Way P/U Selector
CTS, DPDT, 500K Push/Pull Pots Wired for 500K/250K and .010uf/.033uf options
.001uf/150K Treble By-Pass
Orange Drop Caps
Metal Foil and Carbon Comp. Resistors
Full Copper Foil Shielding Body Cavity and Pickguard
Switchcraft Output Jack

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Guitar #11 Verne Bunsen

TRBKJM
(That is to say, Transparent Red Black Korina Jazzmaster...)

Body:
Warmoth Jazzmaster
Black Korina
Transparent Red front and back
Gold anodized pickguard from Tone-Guard
Rumpelstiltskin pickups
Modified wiring allowing pickup selector to function when using the upper/dark circuit
Mastery bridge and tremolo
White witch hat knobs given the coffee-soak treatment

Neck:
Warmoth Jazzmaster
Flame Maple on Ebony, Pearloid Block inlays
Vintage tint gloss
59 Roundback
10"-16" radius
GraphTech Black Tusq nut
Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
Mastery String Tree

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GOM

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stratamania and fiat_cc get the contest off to a good start. Good luck both!
 

stratamania

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Thanks GOM.

If anyone wants to see more photos and the build of the Quilted Purple Strat, click the link in my signature.

Good luck all.
 

frown

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Finally! A GOTM I qualify for!  :icon_biggrin:

My latest entry has been submitted and is pending appearance...  :glasses9:
 

GOM

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3 (count 'em) new entries people!

Welcome ThePhilosopher, new-killer-star and frown to the contest! Best of luck to all!
 

Glimmer

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Was away from the net yesterday and all this happened -- holy heck! Thought they'd be a-tricklin in and it was gusher instead. A very impressive collection of gits! (Gonna be a hard choice to say the least.)
 

rgand

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Seven entrants, now. Is that a record? All beautiful instruments. With all the fione entries this month, the winner will really have something to be proud of.
 

GOM

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We're not done yet. The Man In Plaid makes it 8! Good luck!

Pretty sure no records have been beaten yet, so you can keep 'em comin'!
 

vetteman

Senior member
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Holy cow!  How is a guy to decide on just which one is the best!  This contest is way too hard! ;(
 

Michaelc24

New member
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All these submissions are fantastic....

Thanks to GOM for considering my first build!

For more details and pictures here's the link:
http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=27315.0
 

bagman67

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Holy aitch-ee-double-hockey-sticks, there's an embarassment of riches this month.
 
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