September 2012 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions

GOM

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Hello all,

We're now announcing the September, 2012 Guitar of the Month contest!  September's contest will be for "Warmoth Finished" instruments.

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.

In turn, those images will posted to this message, which is September's submission thread.

Submissions will be accepted from now until to September 7th, so get your cameras clicking!

As usual, all discussion for the submissions can take place below, along with other pictures hosted by the poster.

Good luck, and may the best guitar/bass win!



Guitar #1 by GearBoxTy

Body -
Warmoth Standard Stratocaster Body - Solid
Alder
Top Route
Vintage Hardtail Bridge route
Sonic Blue Warmoth finish

Neck -
Warmoth Pro Strat Neck
Flame Maple/Flame Maple
1 11/16" Nut width
Standard Thin contour
6100 Frets
10" - 16" Compound radius
Black face dot inlays
Vintage style tuner holes (11/32")
Clear Gloss Warmoth finish

Hardware -
Gotoh Vintage Style Tuners - chrome
Barrel String Trees - chrome
Bone Nut
Gotoh Vintage Style Hardtail Bridge - chrome
String Ferrules - chrome
Recessed Strat output jack plate - chrome
Neck plate - chrome
Neck plate pad - black
W/B/W Strat pickguard, 11-hole, S-S-S, V-T-T, 5-way
White Strat Knobs
White pickup selector switch tip
Dimarzio Injector Neck pickup
Dimarzio Area '61 Middle pickup
Dimarzio Injector Bridge pickup
Dimarzio 500k pot for Volume
CTS 250k pots for Tones
CRL 5-way blade pickup selector switch
0.47 uF capacitor
Warmoth wiring kit

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Guitar #2 - by Ddbltrbl

The Larch:

Body:
Alder Musiclander
Daphne Blue Finish (by Warmoth)
BK Supermassive P-90 Pups
Schaller 475 bridge
Custom 4-way rotary Switch (Wired like a 4 position Telecaster)

Neck:
Pau Ferro on Pau Ferro Warhead Neck
Mini Schallers
SS6150 Fretwire
Graphtech Black TUSQ XL Nut
DangerousR6 Neck Candy

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Guitar #3 by jackthehack

Warmoth VIP body finished in Trans Amber with natural binding, Wilkinson bridge.

Warmoth Wenge neck with Jet Black Ebony fretboard, 6230 frets, PW locking tuners.

Rio Grande TX/BBQ humbucker set with 500K vol/250K tone pots.

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Guitar #4 by dwiller

Body Specs:

Black Korina body
Spalted maple top
Ivoroid Binding
Recessed TOM string through
Tobacco burst top and bottom
720 mod

Neck Specs:

Wenge with canary fretboard
1 3/4" nut with Graphtech XL
standard thin
SS frets jumbo
abalone dots
sperzels

Hardware:

Threaded Neck Bolt kit from Onyx Forge
Two-tone (Black/Chrome) Sperzels with Faux Ivory Tuner Buttons
Chrome Warmoth Logo
Try-layer Cream/Black/Cream Truss Rod Cover with Bronze colored screws
Chrome Hardware - TOM bridge, String Ferulles, Gibson Explorer Jack Plate, Strap Buttons with cream felt washers
Of course a custom neckplate in chrome from our good buddy Doug.
Amber Speed Knobs
Cream toggle switch
Rear Ivoroid custom humbucker rings
Zebra Humbucker "Walter" set from Madhouse Designs in Cali
Wiring, Pots etc., from Warmoth
Setup for 10-52s

Additional photos of the build and guitar:
http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19020.msg279950#msg279950

http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=19101.0

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Guitar #5 by SalsaNChips

Body:
Chambered Telecaster®, Pau Ferro on Mahogany, Rear Route, Tummy Cut, Binding Top: Black Binding, Top Finish: Clear Gloss

Neck:
Telecaster®, Vintage Modern, Mahogany, Pau Ferro Fretboard, 1 11/16" Nut Width, SRV contour, 6105 Stainless Fret, 22 fret scale, 10-16" Compound Radius, GraphTech Black TUSQ XL Nut, Clear Gloss, 25-1/2 in. Scale, Standard 4 Bolt, Custom Option: BLACK DOTS WITH BLACK CELTIC CROSS AT 12TH FRET

Hardware:
Gotoh Standard Tele Bridge, Black
Gotoh SG38 Tuners, Left Side, Black
Guitar String Ferrule, Black
Custom engraved Neck Plate by DangerousR6
Neck Plate Pad, Black
Dunlop Strap Locks, Pair, Black
Strap Lock Felt Pad Washers
Bridge pickup brass mounting ring, black

Electronics:
GFS Modern Vintage Pickups
Toneshaper for Tele with 5-way switch
3-Way ON/ON/ON for Bridge pickup wired for Humbucker/South Coil/Parallel modes
Electrosocket with Switchcraft Jack, Black

Misc:
Custom engraved plate with name and build date mounted inside controls cavity
Grounded copper shielding in controls cavity and plate cover
Counter-sunk screws throughout body
Neck bolt screw inserts installed in neck, black neck bolts

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Guitar #6 by Death by Uberschall

KEANU
Hawaiian for "Cool Breeze", "The Breeze" or "Cool Breeze Over Mountains", depending on where you ask.
(not the actor)


Warmoth Body:
Flat Top Soloist
Slight brown burst to clear gloss
No binding, clean line to clear Gloss

1-piece Mahogany body
Unique Choice flame Koa top
Contoured heel
HxS pick-up routing
Recessed TOM routing
Angled string thru body

Warmoth Neck:
Warmoth Pro
Slight brown burst to clear gloss
No binding, clean line to raw finish

Canary neck
Black Ebony board
Warmoth "DbU" headstock shape
Flame Koa veneer from body laminate
1-11/16 nut width
'59 Roundback profile
Straight 12 radius
24 fret extension
SS6100 frets
No inlays/face dots
White side dots
Raw neck back

Hardware:
All black

EMG 81/SA
TonePros TOM w/locking shaft option
Gotoh tuners
Electrosocket
Single volume
CRL 3-way blade switch w/black knob
DR6 Top Notch Crap custom neck plate and truss cover

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Guitar #7 by Danuda

Body:
Telecaster body with Zebra wood top and Makore back
Warmoth burst finish with natural masked binding
GFS Vintage modern pickups
Wilkinson compensated bridge with brass saddles
Standard telecaster wiring

Neck:
Wenge neck with ebony fretboard
Warmoth pro/compound radius/standard thin
SS frets
Schaller mini locking tuners

DangerousR6 custom neck plate and headstock logo

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Guitar #8 by Updown

Body ... Custom Build
SG
Solid 1 - 3/4'' Thinkness
Swamp Ash
Rear Rout H x H (wood mount)
Contoured Heel
3/4'' Side Jack Hole
Routed for 2TEK Bridge
Graffiti Yellow

Neck … Custom Build
Warmoth Pro
Maple
Ebony Dark, unique choice Fretboard
Stainless Steal Frets SS6115
1 11/16" Nut width
Graph Tech Black TUSQ Nut
10 -16" Compound Radius,
Standard Thin Neck
Skull & Cross Bones (12th fret only)
Graffiti Yellow Peg Face
Clear Satin Nitro Finish
Sperzel Lok Tuners 

Hardware ...
2TEK Bridge
SD Invader (Neck) Black & Yellow                                                                   
SD Invader (Bridge) Black & Yellow
Custom Dougie Neckplate & Truss Rod Cover, (painted by me)
2 x Vol, 2 x Tone Push / Push, CTS 500 Pots
Orange Drop Capacitors
Blank Pointed Oval output socket
Black Schaller Strap Locks
Black Knobs with Yellow Dots
3 Way Toggle, black switch & knob with chrome nut and washer.

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Guitar #9 by Cardiorrhexis

PRS mahogany body with flame maple top and matching headstock
Transparent purple finish
Sperzel locking tuners
Schaller 456 bridge
Wizard wenge neck with an ebony fretboard
DiMarzio Liquifire (neck) and The Breed (bridge)

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Guitar #10 by Patrick from Davis

Jazzblaster

Neck
Warmoth Pro Jazzmaster Neck
Wenge with a Rosewood board
'59 Roundback
SS6100 Frets
Compensated bone nut
Planetwaves Tuners
10-16" Compound Radius
Block Pearloid inlays

Body
Jazzmaster Shape
Warmoth Surf Green Finish
WRHB Pickup routes
Black Korina
Telenator Mod 2 Pickups
Red Tortoise Shell Pick Guard from Terrapin Guitars
Black WRHB pickup rings from Terrapin guitars
Callaham ABR-1 TOM
Gotoh Stopbar
V:V:T wiring with a tropical fish 0.022 uF mylar cap and a no load tone pot
Bakelite knobs from RS Guitarworks

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Guitar #11 by jmavl

'72 Thinline:

swamp ash body
birdseye maple top
black-red-yellow burst finish
all chrome hardware
fender wr humbuckers

birdseye maple neck
pau ferro fretboard
boatneck shape
vintage tint gloss finish
stainless steel 6150 frets

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Guitar #12 by DangerousR6

Body:
'94 Fender aluminum custom shop
top rout
standard 2 post trem rout

Neck:
Warmoth pro
Goncalo Alves
10"-16" compound radius
Wizard contour
6130 frets

Pick ups:
Custom made Roadhouse Specials D6's
with custom cap screw poles
Custom wired by Ken
Black aluminum pickguard

Hardware:
Planet Waves locking tuners
Wilinson VS tremolo
Custom Dangerous neck plate
vintage tuners

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Guitar #13 by Doughboy

BODY

Soloist - right handed
Extra light Koa body – 1 piece
AAAAA Flame Koa Top
Rear routed
Tummy, forearm & neck contours
1 EMG Humbucker, 2 EMG single coils

NECK

Warmoth Pro AAAAA Pau Ferro & fingerboard -1 5/8”nut + 24 ¾” scale
Warhead headstock
24 frets
Standard slim contour
No neck holes
Compound radius
6115 SS frets
Tru-oil finish


HARDWARE

Floyd Rose trem - gold 
Gotoh tuners mini tuners 6 inline right handed - gold 
Switchcraft mono jack + football jack plate - gold
3 gold knobs
5 way strat switch w/ black knob

1 EMG 85
2 EMG S
1 EMG EXG EQ control

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swarfrat

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Not to get too nitpicky, but this suggestion is to broaden the categories rather than narrow them...

Alternating between Owner Finished, and Warmoth finished leaves out Tonar finished. Can we broaden Warmoth finished to 'Professionally finished'?
 

SustainerPlayer

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swarfrat said:
Can we broaden Warmoth finished to 'Professionally finished'?

The rules says it is:

http://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=15351.0

6.  “Owner finished’, within the scope of the GOM contest, shall be defined as an instrument, guitar or bass, that has had its paint, dye, stain, clear coats or other finish applied, in total, by the owner of the instrument.
7.  “Warmoth or Professionally finished”, within the scope of the GOM contest, shall be defined as an instrument, guitar or bass, that has been finished, or had its finish completed, by someone other than the owner of the instrument.
 
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swarfrat said:
Not to get too nitpicky, but this suggestion is to broaden the categories rather than narrow them...

Alternating between Owner Finished, and Warmoth finished leaves out Tonar finished. Can we broaden Warmoth finished to 'Professionally finished'?

Last year's Guitar of the Year was Tonar finished.
 

Ddbltrbl

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I'm in again!  :icon_biggrin:
Looking forward to another round of tough competition!  :eek:ccasion14:
 

-CB-

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Good Lord..... what a bunch of axes....

I am not even gonna begin to guess here... the way its going we'll get a chartreuse polka dot L5s in the mix, with purple-heart neck lipstick pickups!
 

hannaugh

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That sounds like a guitar for the Joker or the Riddler.  Wait, didn't we have a thread about that?
 

Tweed

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:eek: Aw c'mon! This is literally the hardest vote I'm going to make this year! I wonder if I'll have to decline, because these are all more than deserving.
 

tubby.twins

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Wow.  I have to admit that the Musiclander body shape never made sense to me... until I saw it with a Warhead neck.  Very nice.
 

alterbridgefan

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tubby.twins said:
Wow.  I have to admit that the Musiclander body shape never made sense to me... until I saw it with a Warhead neck.  Very nice.
Fender swinger, It was a very limited leftover parts guitar sold door to door at the end of Fenders golden era. Also where we get the arrow headstock.

Edit: here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Swinger
 

Perry Combover

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Can we get some folks to start building crappier guitars in here?  I like my choices to be a little more clear cut.
 

Great Ape

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Gonna be a tough one, alright...a veritable plethora of playable pulchritude!!! :tard:
 
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