November 2021 Guitar of the Month Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the November 2021 Guitar of the Month contest!  November'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 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 November'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 ARCnet78

Ash body originally part of a Solo guitar kit
Daphne Blue (Duco 2804) nitro lacquer, rattle can mixed by Napa, with white base coat

Pre wired pick guard from Guitar Fetish
3-layer mint green with cream pickup covers and “tone” knob
Re wired with 5-way super switch and CTS pot

Tuners - Hipshot Grip-Lock Open Gear

Arcade Guitar Neck
Construction - Tiltback Gibson® Scale Conversion
Shaft Wood - Roasted Maple
Fretboard Wood - Roasted Maple
Nut Width - 1.650" (42mm) - Vintage Medium
Right / Left Handed - Right-Handed
Neck Back Profile - Wizard
Fretboard Radius - Straight 11"
Number of Frets - 22
Fret Size & Material-SS6105 - Narrow & Tall (Stainless)
Tuner Hole Size-Planet Waves (13/32")
Inlay Shape-Nightswan
Inlay Material - Black
Side Dots - Black Side Dots
String Nut - Standard Nut - GraphTech Black TUSQ XL
Mounting Holes - Standard 4-Bolt
Neck Heel Shape - Strat® Shape
Finish - None - burnished

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Guitar #2 DrTeeth

The L.O.V.E. guitar

Body:
Warmoth Strat replacement body
Walnut with rear rout
Hard tail bridge
Kluson bridge
Fender Tex-Mex pickups

Neck:
Warmoth Fender licensed CBS era replacement neck
Maple neck and fretboard
Satin nitro finish
Hip shot locking tuners

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Guitar #3 rooster4string

Warmoth bass G4 build
Roasted swamp ash body
Roasted maple neck
Pau ferro fingerboard

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Guitar #4 Sadie-f

Neck = Musikraft Rosewood fretboard over maple core
Truss Rod Type: Dual Acting w/4mm Hex Adjust @ Heel
Scale Length: 25.5" Standard Fender
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Fingerboard Edge Style: Semi Rolled Fingerboard Edges
Top Inlay Type: 1/4" Dots (Abalone)
Side Markers: Abalone 2mm
Frets: 6230 Nickel Silver
Back Profile Shape and Size: D 75 81  ( ~= Ibanez/Warmoth wizard style)
Nut: Slotted TUSQ Nut
Finish: Oil
Tuning machines: Grover vintage deluxe / gold

Body = Warmoth Strat
Model: Chambered Stratocaster®
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Indian Rosewood on Mahogany
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout (redone over original): Bridge Humbucker, Neck & Middle: Fit Lollar Senn or wood mount HB
Controls: V-T-T-5 (Strat®)
Bridge: American Standard Strat® Tremolo
Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Battery Box: Single Battery Box

Strat guitar HSH with Ghost acoustic P/Us
Hardware / electronics
Lollar P/Us: El-Rayo HB F spaced, Novel Foil, single, Senn mdl 1 HB (B/M/N)
American Std bridge, modified to wide 2 3/16" spacing
500k Ohm pots (push-pull Tone pot chooses split to single on bridge HB)
Pots: Piezo-Ac vol : Mag volume : Mag tone
Switch by tone pot on / off piezo pre-amp 3PDT engages mag pickups direct to jack
Switch by center / vol pot: SP3T Peizo-AC: both: magnetic
P/U selector switch: Freeway 5b5-01
Ghost individual saddle pickups & preamp
Oversize gold strap buttons with felt backing
Gold football style jack plate

Finish details:
Neck burnished to 4000, add blue/red with 1 coat tung oil & 8000 final burnish
Body finished in Tung oil, blue, red and gold pastel (Rembrandt) final finish polymerized tung with MAC shimmer face powder.
Control knobs and toggle knob Rosewood with Tung / color and gold leaf.
Upper horn engraved labrys filled with gold leaf
Lower bout engraved triangle filled with 6B graphite & gold leaf edges
Rear mahogany cover by @Dr_Seb, finished to match back.
Neck backplate borrowed from Fender EOB, copper plate still in production

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Guitar #5 LowFatZ

Ghulah

Neck

Warmoth Bass
Super Bass Construction
Right-handed
Roasted Maple - No Finish
Graphite Rods
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
1-11/16" Nut Width
Standard Profile
21, 6130, Nickel Frets
Straight 10" Radius
Cream Face Dot Inlays
White Side Dots
GraphTech Black TUSQ XL-Standard Nut
34" Scale
Standard 4 Bolt

Body

Diamondback Bass
Right-handed
Swamp Ash
No Bridge, Pickup, Battery Box or Jack Rout
Control and Ground Wire Rout
1 x Volume, 1 X Tone Holes
Standard Bass Neck Pocket
4 Hole Mounting Pattern

Body Finish

OSMO  1 coat Cognac Oil Stain, 3 coats Flame Red Wood Wax and 12 coats Clear Polyx Hard Wax Gloss.

Hardware/Wiring

Curtis Novak Thunderbird Pickup - Nickel
Hipshot Kickass 4 Bridge - Nickel
Hipshot USA Ultralite Bass Tuners - Mini Clover- Nickel
Custom built 500k/250K CTS Concentric Potentiometer
.047 Emerson PIO tone capacitor
Vintage style Precision Bass Wiring
3 Way Chicken Head Alpha Rotary - Pickup, Pickup and Curtis Novak EB Choke, Pickup and Black Ice Battery-Free Overdrive

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Guitar #6 Great Ape

Great Ape Doubleneck

Body; Alder, Strat/Tele style
Wood burned, hand painted, and dyed
Neck(s); Warhead, wenge w/ebony fingerboards,
6150 frets-Top neck is standard tuned, bottom neck
tuned to open E for slide.
Hardware; Vintage Fender style trem bridges,
Gotoh tuners, Q parts knob
Pickups; S. Duncan Lipstick & Dimarzio 36th Anniversary Hmbkr on top,
PRS Santana bass & treble on the bottom
Controls; Master volume, neck selector, pickup selector.

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Guitar #7 patracles

"The Battlecaster"

Body:
Carved-Top Tele
Swamp Ash, Birdseye/Maple top, black binding
Strat neck pocket
Satin finish

Neck:
Arcade RH Reverse w/ 24-fret extension
Roasted maple everything, unfinished
1 11/16" nut width
Black pearloid inlay
Wizard profile
SS 6150 frets
Graphtech nut

Hardware:
Hipshot open locking tuners
Hipshot fixed bridge (.125" floor height)
Anomaly humbucker surrounds
Anomaly control knobs
Football-style jack plate
Custom aluminum sword neckplate and cavity cover by Doug

Electronics:
Bareknuckle Ragnarok humbuckers
CTS 550k custom pots
Push/pull coil-split
Switchcraft 3-way selector
Duelund Paper In Oil tone capacitor

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Guitar #8 smenezes

Swamp Ash Jazzmaster body
Roasted Flamed Maple Neck with Warmoth 3x3 headstock
Roasted Flames Maple fretboard
Stainless 6115 Frets
Straight cross black pearloid fret markers
Black dyed back and sides
Black grain fill with blue burst dyed top
2k clear finish
oil neck finish
Hipshot locking tuners
Kluson American Standard Bridge
Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers
5 way super switch with vintage voicing on positions 2 and 5
LED kill switch
Push Pull tone with Hi Freq tilt

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Guitar #9 jim232777

Body:
Warmoth Roasted Swamp Ash Tele body with comfort cuts.
Finished with Wudtone Cherry Flamenco kit, then topped with TruOil.
Gotoh In-Tune vintage-style bridge w/ compensated brass saddles and
cut-down sides
Self-designed logo on custom neck plate

Neck:
Warmoth Roasted Maple neck (Standard Thin, modern construction)
9.5" radius Rosewood FB
mother-of-pearl markers
TUSQ nut
Stainless Steel 6150 frets
No lacquer, etc. finish applied (except for headstock); back burnished
up to 2000 grit.
Hipshot staggered, locking, open-gear tuners
Self-designed logo waterslide on headstock

Electronics:
Neck pickup--Lindy Fralin Unbucker
Bridge pickup--Lindy Fralin Split Rail, Blues output

Oak Grigsby superswitch
Position 1: Full Unbucker
Position 2: Split Unbucker
Position 3: Bridge + full Unbucker
Position 4: Bridge + Split Unbucker
Position 5: Bridge

500K CTS pots, with push-pull tone control
Normal position 0.047 uF tone cap
Outer position 0.022 uF tone cap

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GOM

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Here we go! DrTeeth, rooster4string, Sadie-f and LowFatZ join the contest! Good luck all!
 

DrTeeth

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I just think it is cool that each guitar is a prize in and of itself to each owner.  Each of us built these to the specifications in our imaginations.  How cool to live in a world where this is possible! 
 

ARCnet78

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Eloquently said.

DrTeeth said:
I just think it is cool that each guitar is a prize in and of itself to each owner.  Each of us built these to the specifications in our imaginations.  How cool to live in a world where this is possible!

Best of luck and congratulations on excellent builds to all entrants.
 

LowFatZ

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ARCnet78 said:
Eloquently said.

DrTeeth said:
I just think it is cool that each guitar is a prize in and of itself to each owner.  Each of us built these to the specifications in our imaginations.  How cool to live in a world where this is possible!

Best of luck and congratulations on excellent builds to all entrants.

Yes, Totally agree!
 

Seamas

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alexreinhold said:
Damn.... Some crazy beautiful guitars. Toughest competition this year imo

Agreed.
And one hard part is there are some of the most minimal (but perfectly elegant) designs and some of the most elaborate ones of the year.
 

BeagJon

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Really glad I entered my guitar LAST month instead. There's some serious talent in here I'd rather not have been in competition with haha. GL everyone!
 

Sadie-f

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That's a damned fine collection of instruments.

Mine has had a set of strings mounted for all of the 3 months it took to get from the color/finish fully applied to fully assembled, piezos added, and the carvings finished.

Today, I'll say goodbye to those and bend on a wound-3rd set I've been holding onto since before I received the body. :).

Feels great to be more or less done working on it *just in time to start on the maple body expected tomorrow*.


 

Sadie-f

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Mayfly said:
glad I didn't enter this month...

I'm not without mixed feelings about the impressive competition, clearly, I'd have felt more in the running for say Miss September accolades.

That said, when I conceived this plan, I had no idea to enter a contest, the unofficial Warmoth forum was only the best place web searches had directed me for good ideas on construction & finishing, I didn't join until I was nearly 3 months into the work.

If my axe wins, great! I'm in a field with more than a couple instruments I find every bit as well done as my own work, and mine not only looks better than I'd hoped to manage, she sounds as good and better than I'd expected :).

Vive la difference! 🤘
 

Frankie Chestnuts

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Seamas said:
alexreinhold said:
Damn.... Some crazy beautiful guitars. Toughest competition this year imo

Agreed.
And one hard part is there are some of the most minimal (but perfectly elegant) designs and some of the most elaborate ones of the year.

I agree Seamas.  Some wonderful basic instruments.  Also some that are pushing the envelope, very unique designs. 

My vote is in.  Tough choice. ???
 

JohanN

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So many beautiful guitars this month! I want to play them all. Congratulations Great Ape, that's a stunningly beautiful guitar.

- Johan
 
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