October 2019 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the October, 2019 Guitar of the Month contest!  October'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 October'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 Chronus310

Warmoth Flat Top Velocity Body
Alder with Quilt maple top
Satin Turquoise dye with natural mask binding and black back and sides
Warmoth Roasted flame maple warhead neck. Standard thin with compound radius fretboard. Stainless Steel Frets.

Fender Yosemite Pickups
Hipshot contour Bridge
Hipshot Open Locking Tuners



Guitar #2 Stratamania


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


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.


Kinman Woodstock Plus set with K9 Harness.

Tremolo, 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.



Guitar #3 -VB-


Body Specs:
Warmoth '72 Thinline
Swamp Ash
Black-To-Yellow Burst
Bigsby B5 with Callaham string-through main shaft and BricksBiggsFix front roller
Bigsby-mod Bridge by Rutters
Three Lollar’Tron Pickups
Flat Black Pickguard by Terrapin
5-Way selector plus Neck-Add push/pull (adds neck to position 1 and 2)

Neck Specs:
Warmoth Tele, '59 Roundback
Birdseye Maple fingerboard on Figured Mahogany
10-16” Compound Radius
Stainless 6150 Frets
Fret Magic and Threaded Inserts by The Illustrious Cagey
Black Tusq Nut
Gotoh Locking Tuners

Mexican Fence Post
Barrel Cactus



Guitar #4 jdw8z

Warmoth Hollow VIP body in Caribbean Burst (satin)
Warmoth Roasted Maple Neck with Ebony Fretboard and Split Block Inlays,
10-16" Compound Radius
Stainless Steel Frets
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Gotoh 510 Wraparound Bridge
Zhangbucker HSH Pickups - Pagey 2 Neck, Strat Middle, Slugbucker Bridge
Coil Taps on the volume knob
6-way Freeway Switch (Neck, Middle, Bridge, Neck + Bridge, Neck + Middle, Middle + Bridge)
Ebony pickup rings and Maple pickup covers from Guilford Guitars
Maple/Ebony knobs from ArchipelagoGlass on Etsy

The guitar's name is Neal; I designed the specs partly after Neal Casal's guitar, and I ended up completing the guitar just days before he passed away.



Guitar #5 Logrinn

Model: Mustang
Scale: 24"
Wood: Quilt Maple on Roasted Swamp Ash
Top Finish: Amber Dye
Back Finish: Transparent Amber
Finish Type: Gloss Finish
Pickups by Creamery
Style: Mustang/Jaguar
Construction: Mustang Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Roasted Flame Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony (Black)
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: 59 roundback
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 24"
Fret #: 22
Inlays: Cream Face Dots
Side Dots: Moon Glow Side Dots (3mm)



Guitar #6 AJBM_Fender

Roasted Swamp ASH
Quilted Maple TOP
Washed black dye

Goncalo Alves
Pau Ferro

Schaller Tuners
Dimarzio Area Pickups



Guitar #7 ghotiphry

Swamp ash body in gloss trans brown with ivroid binding.
High grade quilt maple top dressed in Warmoth gloss brown/clear burst.
"Aaron's stash" 30" scale unfinished pau ferro/black ebony neck with cream face dots, sporting Fender F-stamp tuners.
TV Jones Thunder'tron pickups.
Hipshot D-style bridge.
Custom pickup rings, switch tip and neck plate.
LP  wiring with separated treble cuts.
Knobs by John Page Guitars.
(Alterations from build thread include swapping neck and replacing pickups.)



Guitar #8 Dano

Purple Rain


Model: Chambered Stratocaster®
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: None
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Flame Maple on Alder
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: Strat® (Neck), Strat® (Middle), Strat® (Bridge)
Controls: V-T-T-5 (Strat®)
Bridge: Wilkinson Tremolo
Stud Install: Use inserts from bridge on order
Jack Rout: 3/4" (19mm) Side Jack Hole
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Binding: Natural Masked Accent
Top Finish: Purple Dye
Back Finish: Transparent Purple
Finish Type: Gloss Finish


Style: Stratocaster®
Construction: Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Highly Flamed Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Maple
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
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: No Finish

Wilkinson VS100 Tremolo
Seymour Duncan Hot Rails for Stratocaster Pickups
CTS 500k Potentiometers
0.022uF Russian P-I-O Tone Capacitor





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Just in case you were wondering, there is a contest this month.

Chronus310 is first up, good luck!

Get your entries in, people!


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Verne Bunsen

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The long and sordid story of Triple’Tron (The Guitar Formerly Known As The Accidental Telecaster) can be found here:


It’s a lovely bunch of guitars up there, best of luck to all!


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There are some more photos of the complete Quilted Purple strat here in this post of the build thread of the guitar.



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Another great month!  Fantastic work guys.  It will be another tough decision.