October 2016 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions


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

Submissions will be accepted from now until October 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. 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 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 #2 DMRACO

Warmoth LPS.  Black Korina with Maple carved top
Finish by dmraco

Warmoth AFRA with pau ferro fretboard, cream markers
Standard thin
Custom Cut headstock
Gold frets and Black MOP inlay

Sperzel tuners
Gotoh 510 bridge
DiMarzio Breed Bridge/DiMarzio Evolution Neck

***Please note that this body has previously won GOTM. I have completely repainted the body and installed another neck that is different in all aspects as well.***



Guitar #3 fatstring

Dinky J body in Alder
Warmoth Maple/Rosewood J Bass neck
Aerosol-sprayed nitro lacquer

Wilde/Lawrence J-45 pickups
Fender '58 replica bridge
Hipshot Ultralight tuners
Warmoth Tortoise pickguard
Reproduction '62 jazz bass logo



Guitar #4 Pelagaard

Used Gecko Wide 5
Wenge/bubinga neck with Macassar (?) ebony fretboard w/Gecko inlay
Unknown size (feel very small) nickel/silver frets
Graphtech nut
Chrome gotoh tuners

Korina (not BK, just plain) Gecko Wide 5
Wax finish
Nordstrand Big Single
Nordstrand Big Man
Nordstrand 3B-4b preamp
Hipshot A string-thru bridge.

Stacked master volume/passive tone
Mid with push/pull between two frequencies
Stacked bass/treble
Parallel/single/series switch for Big Man (aligned vertically)
Active/passive toggle (aligned horizontally)



Guitar #5 Cagey

Body is solid Alder with a clear over white nitrocellulose finish, weight 3lbs, 11oz.
Pickups are Bill Lawrence L500XL
Bridge is Babicz "full-contact" vibrato

Neck is roasted/burnished curly Maple with stainless steel 6100 frets, Schaller mini-6 locking tuners, Graphtech nut and threaded inserts.

Finish, fretwork, assembly and setup by me.





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Let's kick off this month's contest with the first 3 entries!

Best of luck to stratamania, DMRACO and fatstring!


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TonyFlyingSquirrel said:
I didn't see a post clarifying the entry criteria for Oct.
Did I miss something?
It was there but I accidentally deleted it when I posted the first 3 entries! Now fixed; thanks for the heads up.


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Dammit! I can't enter again as mine's finished by Warmoth...  :doh:

But I will drool at these entries!  :icon_thumright:


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one small correction on mine.  The fret board is obviously not canary.  Its Pau Ferro with cream markers.    I was confusing two builds when I was typing.

Good luck everyone.


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Wow, another couple beauties! Of the five, no two are even similar. The choice gets more interesting.