October 2020 Guitar of the Month Submissions


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We are now announcing the October 2020 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 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.

Late start this month so, submissions will be accepted from now until exactly 6 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 rauchman

Body - Warmoth Hybrid Tele Swamp Ash, universal route
Owner finished with stains and Tru Oil

Neck - Warmoth Warhead Roasted Maple Vintage / Modern, SS6150 frets, LSR nut, Standard Thin, 10-16" compound radius

Bridge - Thornbucker +
Middle - Dimarizio Cruiser
Neck - Thornbucker


Pot 1 (closest to bridge) = Bridge Vol / Pull up to split to single coil
Pot 2 = Ton / Pull up to switch from .047 to .022 tone cap
Pot 3 = Neck Vol / pull to split to single coil

5 way switch
1 - Bridge (hb or sc)
2 - Bridge / Middle (can use bridge hb or sc)
3 - Bridge / Neck
    Bridge HB / Neck HB
    Bridge SC / Neck HB
    Bridge HB / Neck SC
    Bridge SC / Neck SC
4 - Mid / Neck (can use neck hb or sc)
5 - Neck (hb or sc)



Guitar #2 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 Noiseless, 4 Way selector and powerboost wiring.
Bridge: Gotoh.
Dunlop Dual Design Strap Loks



Guitar #3 Dano

Rosewood Telecaster Body
-Rosewood with Maple center laminate body purchased from an individual in Brazil.
-Finished by owner with multiple coats of hand rubbed Tru-Oil.
-Black 3-Ply Nylon Pickguard

Warmoth Indian Rosewood neck
-Modern Construction Neck (Truss Rod)
-6150 Jumbo SS Frets
-10" - 16" Compound Radius Neck
-Graphtech Black Tusk Nut XL Standard Nut
-Grover 505C 18:1 inline Locking Tuners

Electronics, etc.
-Seymour Duncan Lil' 59 Bridge Pickup
-Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Neck Pickup
-500k CTS Volume and Tone Potentiometers
-Russian PIO (Paper in Oil) 0.022uF Tone Capacitor
-Oak Grigsby 4-Way Blade – Bridge, Bridge + Neck, Neck, Bridge and Neck in Series)
-Switchcraft Output Jack
-Gotoh GTC202 Telecaster Guitar Bridge Tele Steel Saddles w screws - CHROME



Guitar #4 PhilHill

As Time Goes By

Handmade semi-hollow body of khaya and black limba with 7 layer walnut binding.Tru-oil finish Walnut veneered pickguard.
Warmoth quartersawn bloodwood neck with ebony fretboard. 6150 Frets.10-16 compound radius, standard thin profile. Mounted with brass inserts and black ferrules.
Hipshot openback Grip-Loc tuners.
Gotoh 510 wraparoung bridge.
Seymour Duncan Jazz model neck pickup, 3 piezo discs under bridge.
500k Dunkin pots and Switchcraft 3 way selector switch. Standard 3 way switching. Vintage style knobs.



Guitar #5 ActualGenuine

Warmoth VIP

Body: VIP, chambered black korina with black korina top
Finished with Crimson Guitars Penetrating and High Build Guitar Finishing Oil

Neck: Warmoth Modern Tiltback
Roasted maple with Macassar ebony fingerboard

I made a black korina laminate top for the headstock out of a sample piece of BK I had

Pickps: Fishman Fluence Classic Humbuckers

Volume, Tone, 3-way selector, and two mini-toggles for pickup voicing (Voice 1, Voice 2, and Coil Tap)

Schaller roller bridge and standard stop tail, Grover mini-Rotomatic tuners



Guitar #6 Bagman67

This Telecaster consists of a western red cedar body by Renegade Guitarworks, finished by yours truly with lemon yellow Behlen Solarlux dye, then burst with Behlen Encore Brown toner, and then Mohawk clear lacquer from rattle-cans.

The neck is a Warmoth modern-construction wenge/wenge boat-neck with 6115 stainless frets, TonePros improved Kluson-style tuners, and a TusqXL nut installed by yours truly. 

Pickups are the GFS Li'l Puncher set, and the bridge is Gotoh standard Tele.





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Oh... Just to make sure: I was about to submit a warmoth guitar with the neck finished by a luthier (not with a Warmoth final). I guess that means my guitar couldn't participate this month, right?


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molul said:
Oh... Just to make sure: I was about to submit a warmoth guitar with the neck finished by a luthier (not with a Warmoth final). I guess that means my guitar couldn't participate this month, right?

It has to have either a Warmoth body or neck to participate. Your body is Warmoth finished so it would not meet the requirements. Submit it next month.



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rauchman gets us started! Good luck!

Don't forget to check the entry requirements!


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Nice one rauchman!  That is one versatile guitar!  Beautiful as well...


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stratamania joins the contest! Wish him luck!

One more day to get your entries in!


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Two Teles, now. Both very different from each other. Both spectacular. If ever there was a time for a tie, this is it.


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Now welcome Dano, PhilHill and ActualGenuine to the contest! Good luck all!

Cactus Jack

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Wow. Awesome instruments. All had my curiosity, but one has my attention. Very excited to vote. Nice work all around.


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Bagman67 said:
swarfrat said:
Just about a Tele only month

Can't argue with the blank canvas Leo gave us.  So many ways to make the Tele speak.

+1 on that. I have always like the Tele over most others, it just looks more like a guitar. And, as you say, many things are possible with it... :headbang: