September 2018 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions


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We are now announcing the September, 2018 Guitar of the Month contest!  September'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, 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 September'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 -VB-

"The Accidental Telecaster"

Body Specs:
Warmoth '72 Thinline Telecaster
Swamp Ash
Black-To-Yellow Burst Finish
Lollar Lollar'Tron Pickups
Bigsby B5
Custom 3-Saddle "Bigsby-Mod" Bridge by Marc Rutters

Neck Specs:
Warmoth Vintage/Modern Telecaster
Figured Mahogany Shaft
'59 Roundback Profile
Birdseye Maple Fingerboard
Warmoth 10-16" Radius
Clear Gloss Finish
Stainless 6150 Frets
Black TUSQ Nut
Gotoh Locking Tuners



Guitar #2

Warmoth alder 7/8 S Style body finished by MJT (hardtail, universal route)
Warmoth roasted maple Mustang/Jaguar neck (6105 Stainless Steel frets)
Lace Sensor Blue in the neck
Lace Sensor Dually Red Silver Humbucker in the bridge
American Tele Style 3-Way Switch
250K Push Pull Volume Pot
Treble Bass Expander (TBX) Tone Pot
Sprague 225PS Orange Drop Capacitor 001uf
Emerson Custom 0.022uf 300v Paper In Oil Tone Capacitor
Emerson Custom Treble Bleed Circuit Volume Mod
Tesi POCO 12MM LED Momentary Kill Switch
Switchcraft 12B Stereo Output Jack
Jim Dunlop Strap Locks
Kluson tuners



Guitar #3 ghotiphry

Mooncaster bass


Very high grade flame maple over swamp ash, Warmoth finish in clear
TV Jones Thunder'tron pickups, custom aluminum pickup rings
Custom titanium switch tip
Emerson pro pots
La Bella Deep Talkin' Mustang flatwound strings


Unfinished 30" scale quartersawn pau ferro/quartersawn pau ferro
Fender "F Stamp" half-open tuning machines
SS6100 frets



Guitar #4 GuitaRasmus

Body Specs:
Warmoth Chambered Tele
Swamp Ash
High Grade Flame Maple top
Turquoise Dye Finish, Natural Masked Binding
Dimarzio Area 67 middle and neck pickups, Area T Hot Bridge
Wilkinson Vintage Compensated Bridge
Roland GK-Kit synthesizer pickup install

Neck Specs:
Warmoth Vintage/Modern Strat
Roasted Maple
Standard Thin Profile
Warmoth 9.5" Radius
No Finish (Burnished)
Evo Gold 6150 Frets
Black TUSQ Nut
Planet Waves Locking Tuners



Guitar #5 SDbass

Chambered dinky J, walnut back, koa top, villex single coil J pickups, graphtec piezo bridge (hipshot style). Knobs are vol, blend, tone, and piezo volume.  Switches are magnetic only/mag+piezo/piezo only, and second switch toggles whether mag pickups go through acoustiphonic pre-amp or pure passive.  Neck is goncalo/black ebony. Knobs are ebony with abalone dot, tuning keys are hipshot.  Remaining hardware is warmoth.



Guitar #6 mroulier


Flame maple over chambered mahogany
SUPER light!
Warmoth Blue Dye finish
Forearm, belly and neck contours
Fender 60's Reissue bridge with Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Stacked Humbucker
Esquire wiring with Eldred mod for 3 useable sounds
Blue Abalone knobs by Q-Parts

Warhead neck, Maple with Rosewood
Quilt Maple veneer
More Blue Dye with clear gloss on the back
Azurite Malachite dots (I would not have picked these for my neck if I hadn't seen the pictures!!)
Warmoth 10-16" radius
Standard thin profile

Neck and body ordered from In-stock (6 months apart!) - NOT custom made for me!



Guitar #7 exaN

Quilt maple on swamp ash body, vintage tint
Standard thin maple/maple neck, vintage tint
DiMarzio Chopper T + Twang King, 1 volume 1 tone




Verne Bunsen

Senior member
The saga of The Accidental Telecaster can be found here:

While I am looking forward to seeing more entries, I must say that so far I like my chances!  :laughing7:


Senior member
Wow! A Thinline Tele, a relec'd Strat and a Mooncaster bass. All fine instruments. Just this morning I was thinking all that was missing was a bass to round things out and Voila! What a great lineup.


Senior member
The build thread for anyone interested,

Good luck everyone, looks like I have some tough competition  :icon_biggrin: :guitaristgif: