October 2021 Guitar of the Month Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the October 2021 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 hearandwear

BODY: Warmoth Strat. Alder with Unique Choice Flame Maple. Red Dye finish

NECK: Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue. Custom decal and pearl dots.

PICKUPS: Lace Sensor Chrome Domes

WIRING: Standard with 7-way Mod

BRIDGE: Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue

MISC: Plastic chrome knobs with red paint in the numbers

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Guitar #2 Wolfie351

Body
-Warmoth Double-Cut
-Black Korina w/Flame Maple Top
-Vintage Tint Gloss

Neck
-Warmoth Hombre
-Maple w/Rosewood
-Tru Oil

Hardware & Electronics
-Hipshot Tuners
-JWP Icebuckers
-Original Floyd Rose
-500K Bourns Pots
-.022uf POI Caps

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Guitar #3 JPOL007

Build name Phantom 59

Style: Modern Tiltback Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Bird's eye Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Bird’s eye Maple
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Back Shape: Standard Thin
Fret Size: 6150
Tuner Ream: Vintage Style (11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25 ½"
Frets#: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 bolt
Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Black Trapezoid
Side Dots: White
Binding: Black
Finish: Clear Satin Nitro

Chambered Carved Top Regal
Right Handed
Maple on Mahogany
Humbucker (Neck) Humbucker (Bridge)
2 volume 2 Tone Toggle (LP)
TOM/STP, Angled Pocket
7/8" Side Jack Hole
Strat Shape Neck Pocket
Standard 4 Bolt Holes Mounting
Contoured Heel
Black Top
Black Back
Hip Shot 3 + 3 Tuners
Tone Pros Bridge and Tail Piece
Tone Man Pre-wired 59 Control Harness
MojoTone 59 Clone Humbuckers

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Guitar #4 TuxedoZaku

Body: Alder
Finish: Silver Sparkle with matching headstock
Pickups: Lace Red/Blue Dually in the bridge, Purple/Emerald in the neck
Wiring: Coil splitting via switches and push-pull, Shadow killswitch tone knob, and PTB wiring with Warwick knobs
Bridge: Babicz Full Contact with Fender tremolo

Neck: 9-15 compound radius, Quartersawn maple, Rosewood fretboard, blocks and binding, Wizard profile, Right hand reverse
Frets: stainless steel
Tuners: Sperzel with ivoroid buttons

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Guitar #5 Frankie Chestnuts

Baritone!

Body
The very light swamp ash body was professionally finished with nitro 20-odd years ago. 
Warmoth flat-finished yellow tortoise celluloid pickguard.

Neck
A Warmoth Baritone conversion neck. 
Birdseye maple with a dark Indian rosewood board. 
Compound radius, 10-16”. 
Nut width 1-11/16”. 
Profile = 59 Roundback
6150 Fretwire
TUSQ Nut
Finished with multiple coats of Tru-Oil
Headstock was laminated with a piece of matching celluloid pickguard material.

Electronics
Fitted with a set of Rose Pickups (Mariposa Alnico 5). One of the tone pots is push/pull, turning on the neck in any position. 

Tuned to A Standard

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Guitar #6 Bobblybook

Body:
- Warmoth Strat, rear-routed
- Birdseye maple on alder
- Front: Clear-to-brown burst finish
- Back: Transparent brown

Neck:
- Parklane Guitars S-style, roasted flame maple
- Medium-C shape, single action bullet truss
- 21 fret, 7.25" radius, vintage string spacing
- Rosewood slab board, imitation clay dots (off-white/cream colour)
- EVO Gold 6230 frets
- Nitro on the headstock, neck back unfinished, sanded to 12000 grit (see Cagey's post on this forum)

Hardware:
- Seymour Duncan calibrated SSL-1's, body mounted with brass inserts
- Gotoh SDS510 X-Nickel vintage split tuners
- Wudtone CP Vintage 50s tremolo assembly, '64 length arm
- Schaller locking strap buttons

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Guitar #7 Stratamania

"Max goes to Woodstock"

Specifications

Body
Warmoth Reverse Stratocaster Body
Alder
Professionally finished by forum member Tonar8353/Greg Grubaugh in Olympic White
Callaham Bridge

Neck
Musikraft
Flame maple slab board construction
1 5/8" nut width
Truss rod heel adjust
Fender vintage tuners
6100 SS Frets
Graphtech Tusq XL nut
Finished with spray can nitro by myself

Pickups
Callaham/Fralin Hendrix/SRV cryogenically treated

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Guitar #8 Seagroomer

Mooncaster - semi-hollow
Walnut body + Flamed Maple Top
Green Dye
Tortoiseshelll Binding
2x Fralin Pure PAFs

Neck:
Walnut with Indian Rosewood fretboard
Turquoise Stone Inlays
'59 Roundback profile
10 - 16" compound radius
SS6150 frets
Tortoiseshell binding
Hipshot tuners and bridge

I designed the neck plate myself and created the back cavity cover out of tortoiseshell pickguard material.

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TBurst Std

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Let me see if I can get this build started in 09 done in time. LOL
We already have 1 back in time body.
 

Wolfie351

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TBurst Std said:
Let me see if I can get this build started in 09 done in time. LOL
We already have 1 back in time body.

Ordered in '09, delivered in '21... Didn't you see the delay notice on the website?
 

TBurst Std

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Wolfie351 said:
TBurst Std said:
Let me see if I can get this build started in 09 done in time. LOL
We already have 1 back in time body.

Ordered in '09, delivered in '21... Didn't you see the delay notice on the website?
HA!
My wife would like it done so I can clear the dining table from the soldering station, parts, tools etc.  I was suppose to have this done in May LOL

As you work for the W Wolfie, you’ll get this.  It’s a VIP pre double-lam top with the dished control holes.
 
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swarfrat

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Hah - the backorder stuff is awesome.
Wife: Fedex is here What's you get THIS TIME?!
Me: Oh that's something I ordered 3 months ago and the order got split up because this part was backordered.
 

GOM

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Welcome Frankie Chestnuts, Bobblybook and Stratamania to the contest! Good luck all!
 

Seamas

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Nice selection!

Is it just me or could the TuxedoZaku use a little more pizazz? 
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Bobblybook

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Seamas said:
Nice selection!

Is it just me or could the TuxedoZaku use a little more pizazz? 
:toothy12:

The hard thing about sparkly finishes like that is actually capturing the sparkles in a photo! The chrome-dome pickups are well suited to the finish though, there are so many different silver "colours" (nickel, SS, chrome, other alloys..) it can sometimes be hard to get a coherent match.
 

TuxedoZaku

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Bobblybook said:
Seamas said:
Nice selection!

Is it just me or could the TuxedoZaku use a little more pizazz? 
:toothy12:

The hard thing about sparkly finishes like that is actually capturing the sparkles in a photo! The chrome-dome pickups are well suited to the finish though, there are so many different silver "colours" (nickel, SS, chrome, other alloys..) it can sometimes be hard to get a coherent match.

Absolutely! The control plate was from Faction and they only offer stainless steel. I had it chrome plated to match the tremolo and pickups.
 

Seamas

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Bobblybook said:
Seamas said:
Nice selection!

Is it just me or could the TuxedoZaku use a little more pizazz? 
:toothy12:

The hard thing about sparkly finishes like that is actually capturing the sparkles in a photo! The chrome-dome pickups are well suited to the finish though, there are so many different silver "colours" (nickel, SS, chrome, other alloys..) it can sometimes be hard to get a coherent match.

Oh , I thought the photo did a good job. I am sure it looks even more sparkly in person. I can only imagine that thing on stage with lights, etc. My comment was a little facitious--I can't think of anything that could be don't to it that doesn't have pizazz. I love it, it is over-the-top.
 

DustyCat

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Late to the party again, but throwing my hat in anyways (for previous posts)...Cause I like all of these!  :icon_thumright:
er...maybe not so much the cookkoo goofy strat...but then again...if they threw in the Hendrix pickups, that might make tie it all together...
 
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