November 2017 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions


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We are now announcing the November, 2017 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, 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 November'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. 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 Axl12

Simple Riff Machine

- Body
Black Korina
Tobacco burst finsh
Carved neck back
TOM bridge route
Direct humbucker route
Single Volume control
- Neck
Roasted Maple with a Ebony fretboard
Mother inlays
Standard thin profile
6100 Stainless steel frets
No finish applied
- Hardware
Tonepros bridge
Hipshot locking Tuners
Earvana nut
- Electronics
Fishman Modern Fluence pickup
USB lithium rechargeable battery install in the cover



Guitar #2 kolsky

Mahogany VIP hollow body with flamed maple top finished in cherry sunburst with ivoroid binding,
Mahogany vortex neck with Indian rosewood fretboard and stainless steel 6100 frets,
Graphtech resomax piezo wraparound bridge,
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups with coil splits via push/pull volume and tone pots,
hybrid toggle switch for Mag/piezo combination,
piezo volume also has a mid range boost activated via a push/pull pot.
9v battery box located on the back
Stereo mag/piezo output,
Gotoh 510 18:1 tuners.



Guitar #3 -VB-

(Double Bound Dual Humbucker Candy Apple Red Thinline Tele)

Warmoth '72 Thinline Body
Candy Red finish
Super-Vee Blade Runner trem system
Pickups wound by hand in my garage
Bridge pickup: AlNiCo II, 43AWG PE wire
Neck Pickup: AlNiCo V, 42AWG PE wire
5-Way Oak/Grigsby switch provides full humbucker and coil-split options

Warmoth CBS Stratocaster Neck
Macassar Ebony on Flame Maple
Vintage Tint Gloss with Headstock matched to body
59 Roundback Profile
White Pearloid Diamond inlays
Metal headstock decal by Morning Print
Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
Black TUSQ XL nut
6105 Frets
10-16" Radius



Guitar #4 ctownsend

Warmoth Telecaster Thinline, Pau Ferro on Black Korina with white binding, clear satin finish

Warmoth Telecaster Modern Construction Roasted Maple with Pau Ferro Fretboard and white binding

Lollar Tele Special Bridge pickup
Lollar Tele Vintage Neck pickup
Emerson 4-Way Prewired kit for Tele
Glendale vintage "single-cut" bridge-plate non-magnetic stainless
Glendale "Twang" Intone Cutting Edge set
Glendale "Extreme" Fat Neck Plate
Glendale "Cold Rolled Steel" ferrules
Gotoh Vintage Tuners



Guitar #5 BigSteve22

Blackbird Telecaster

Warmoth Telecaster,
    Dark Ebony on Maple
    24.75" Conversion Scale
    SS6230 Frets, MOP Dots
Hipshot Open Back Locking Tuners
ZeroGlide Nut,
Rothco & Frost Headstock Decal
Owner Finished, Clear Satin Lacquer
    w/ Black Lacquer Headstock

Warmoth Standard Telecaster
    Solid Swamp Ash, (4 lbs, 0 oz.)
    Satin Black Finish, Full Body Contours
Babicz "Z" Series Tele Bridge
    Custom Engraving by DangerousR6
Rock Rabbit Control Plate
    Custom Engraving by DangerousR6
DangerousR6 Custom Neck Plate

Bill Lawrence, L-202TN, Neck P/U
    Noise Free, Black Case
Bill Lawrence, L-298TL, Bridge P/U
    Noise Free, Open Coil

4-Way P/U Selector Options,
"Gibson" Style Tone Circuit



Guitar #6 Ug Thump



Wood    Mahogany
Bridge  Tunomatic
Comfort Contours and Contoured heel
Finish    Transparent Red Gloss
Pickups: P90 rails in neck, Seymour Duncan Distortion in Bridge
Both Volume knobs are Push Push pots, which allows Humbucker Series, Humbucker Parallel, or either coil.

Wenge Shaft, Figured Ziricote Fretboard
SS6150 frets
Standard Thin



Guitar #7 michael_mccallie

Body - Super High Grade Flame Maple on Chambered Mahogany, Tiger's Eye finish by Warmoth.
Neck - Roasted Flame Maple treated with gun stock oil, EVO gold frets.
Hardware - All gold. Wilkinson VS 100 Trem, Kluson Locking Tuners, Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates.



Guitar #8 Amigarobbo

Solid Alder body
Seafoam, err Foam Green Gloss paint job by Warmoth. Part of the Summer Special Screamin' deal!
Babicz FCH-4 Bridge
Lace Alumitone Pickups
Genuine Fender® Control Plate, Bournes pots with various pull pull series/parallel options
Custom Chrome Paisley Scratchplate by

Maple/Pau Ferru neck, Clear Satin Nitro
stainless steel frets and cream face dots
Gotoh Lollypop tuners
Rotosound Swing Bass 66 strings



Guitar #9 ronios

Ronios RV1

The Neck -
Style: Warmoth
Construction: Gibson® Scale (24-3/4") Conversion Tiltback
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: 6150
Tuner Ream: Schaller (25/64" 11/32")
Radius: Straight 12"
Scale: 24-3/4" Conversion
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dots
Side Dots: White Side Dots
Schaller M6 machine heads

The Body
Custom shape carved out of a Warmoth solid mahogany body blank.
Professionally finished in Copper Pearl
Seymour Duncan Jazz @ neck.
Seymour Duncan '59 Custom/Hybrid at bridge.
Schaller Signum bridge.
CTS 500K volume
CTS 500K push/pull tone (coil tap)
Switchcraft gold 3-way toggle.
Switchcraft output jack.
Custom shape/custom cut pick guard.
Q-Parts Gold/MofPearl control knobs.



Guitar #10 e-turc

Ash core / Mahogany top
Lake Placid top Vintage yellow back and side
Bigsby with Classic Bridge with Vibramate
Classic neck and bridge TVJones
Volume and tone control
Vintage tint Maple with a Ebony fretboard
vintage white inlays
Modern Standard thin profile
6150 frets
Earvana nut



Guitar #11 KnowTalent


Warmoth Goncalo Alves
Modern Thin C profile
6100 SS Frets
Sperzel Locking Tuners
White Side Dots

Warmoth Black Korina body
Chambered, 720 Neck Pocket
Contoured Heel
Select Black Korina Top
Warmoth Vintage Transparent Satin

Gotoh/Wilkinson Floating Whammy
ZexCoil Hybrid Juicy 5 Mini Buckers
Reverend Bass Contour on Pot#2
Tone/Bridge Winding PP on Pot #3

Assembled by Joe's Music
Roseville, MI



Guitar #12 exaN

-Quilt maple on swamp ash body, vintage tint
-Standard thin maple/maple neck, vintage tint
-DiMarzio Chopper T + Twang King, 1 volume 1 tone



Guitar #13 macegtr

Carved soloist with alder body and double laminated flame maple top
Copperhead dye in front, tobacco burst on back
720 mod and contoured heel
Ivoroid binding
Two EMG SA single coils, Seymour Duncan TB-12 humbucker in bridge (buffered by EMG PA2)
Modified Graphtech LB63 installed in Schaller Floyd Rose recess
Normal Strat control options used for volume for magnetic pickup (push/pull for humbucker coil splitting), volume for piezos (push/pull for two EQ-options), 3-pos select switch in between, one stereo output jack
EMG solderless 5-pos pickup selection switch
Battery routing for Gotoh single battery box
Additional cover plate for trem hole

Modern, standard thin birdseye maple neck with black ebony compound radius fretboard, cut from 24-fret to 23-fret to fit in
Scalloped, Stainless Steel 6100-frets, cream dots
Clear Satin-finish
Schaller M6 Locking Tuners
Schaller R3 locking nut
Gotoh hexdrive tool holder



Axl12 and kolsky get this month's contest started! Good luck to both!
Excellent guitars all of them. This month will be extremely hard for me to choose a winner.

Axl12 - what is that body? Jazzmaster or Jaguar?
Best of luck to all entrants!

For anyone so inclined a build thread on the Candy Apple Red Tele can be found here:

And a thread on winding the pickups for it can be found here:
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Logrinn said:
Excellent guitars all of them. This month will be extremely hard for me to choose a winner.

Axl12 - what is that body? Jazzmaster or Jaguar?

It's a Jazzmaster Mate  :toothy10:
So I was going to throw the "Transcontinental Tele" in the mix this month.  But nah - I'd rather do it when it has a chance of winning  :)
Wow, what a a beautiful group of GOM entries, extremely stiff competition this month! I'm proud to have an instrument represented here, good luck to all!  :icon_thumright:

For anyone interested, here's a listing of the build threads for my Tele......





Ah there we go with some single coils. Nicely represented in fact.
Mayfly said:
So I was going to throw the "Transcontinental Tele" in the mix this month.  But nah - I'd rather do it when it has a chance of winning  :)

Man, I was already having those reservations before submitting mine, and that was before the two latest stunners showed up! I think this forum as a whole deserves recognition for killer axes per capita. As BigSteve said, it's a pleasure just to be included with this lot.  :eek:ccasion14:
Mayfly said:
So I was going to throw the "Transcontinental Tele" in the mix this month.  But nah - I'd rather do it when it has a chance of winning  :)
There's always going to be lots of competition. You may as well give it a go. It's all for fun anyway. :icon_thumright:

I already have no idea which one to pick. :laughing11:
Well, the majority have "F" shaped spider houses/pick traps, so we'll have to discount that as a feature...
My boy is almost 5 now and STILL hasn't grown out of stealing my picks and throwing them inside of acoustic instruments. It's worse now because he thinks it's a hilarious joke.