September 2020 Guitar of the Month Submissions

GOM

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We are now announcing the September, 2020 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 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 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 AleForce1

AleCaster

Warmoth Showcase Stratocaster neck
Construction: Vintage/Modern Construction
Neck & Fingerboard Wood: Brazilian Ebony
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Earvana Nut
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: SS6105
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Tuners: Schaller M6 Locking Tuners
Inlays: Cream Face Dots

Body: Warmoth Custom
Model: Chambered Stratocaster
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Swamp Ash on Roasted Swamp Ash
Bridge: Gotoh Wilkinson Tremolo Chrome VS100
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Top & Back Finish: Clear
Finish Type: Satin Finish

Electronics: Lindy Fralin Split Blade Pickguard:
Pickups:Neck: Blues Split Blade (500k),Middle: Vintage Split Blade (500k),Bridge: Super High Output Split Blade (500k). Tone 2 is a Blender Pot

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Guitar #2 Xaer0

Shredcaster

Body:
* Showcase Bocote on Roasted Alder strat solid body
* Glossy Clear finish
* Contoured Heel
* Bare Knuckle Cold Sweat neck + bridge pickup set
* CTS push-pull Pots for coil splitting both pickups
* Schaller vintage copper speed knobs
* Original floyd rose (R3) with 37mm brass sustain block
* KGC brass trem claw
* Electronics hand wired

Neck:
* Custom Modern tiltback Vortex style
* Padouk neck wood with Macassar Ebony fingerboard
* 22 SS6115(Stainless) Frets
* Full Scallop
* 10-16" Compound radius
* 1-11/16" Nut width
* Schaller Da Vinci tuning pegs

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Guitar #3 Kolsky

African khaya mahogany one piece body (owner designed and built)
Lollar dog ear pickups
Gotoh 510 18:1 tuners
Mojoaxe compensated bridge
white pearloid 3-ply pickguard material (also used as truss rod cover and back cover plate)
custom nitrocellulose color finish
Warmoth roasted flame maple neck unfinished
Indian rosewood board
cream binding
AxetremeCreations custom neckplate
Total weight 8 lbs.

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Guitar #4 Unwound G

Body:
Hollow/Carved top Tele body
Flame Maple top in Black Dye, Mahogany back in clear
Ivoriod binding
TOM/STP

Neck :
Warmoth headstock Mahogany neck
Indian Rosewood fretboard
No finish but with several coats of  Minwax Teak oil
Sperzel locking tuners
Stainless steel 6150 frets
White Corian nut
Pearloid trapezoid block fret inlays
Compound radius
Standard Thin

Pickups :
Lindy Fralin Unbucker neck and bridge
Individual push-pull tone pots for pickup split
Individual volume for each pickup

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Guitar #5 kucoyote

Warmoth Custom Stratocaster neck
Construction: Vintage/Modern Construction
Finish: Warmoth Vintage Tint Satin
Neck & Fingerboard Wood: Pau Ferro
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Boatneck
Fret Size: SS6105
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Tuners: D’addario Planet Waves Auto-trim Locking
Inlays: Nightswan Black Pearloid
Graphics: Custom Logo, satin nitro over spray
Neck plate: Custom Nickel with Logo

Body: Warmoth Custom
Model: Chambered Stratocaster
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Walnut veneer over Maple
Bridge: Schaller-Hannes Piezo, Nickle
Routing: Rear
Contours: Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Top & Back Finish: Warmoth Clear Satin

Electronics:
Pickups: StewMac generic
Pickup Rings: Steel black
Pots: Bourns Premium 95, A250k, long shank
Magnetic pickup Switch: 5-way, import, sealed, ballbearing
Piezo Preamp: GraphTech, Ghost Acoustiphonic, miniswitch – magnetic/both/piezo
Jack: Deep Panel, Stereo, Switching (disconnects battery when unplugged)
Knobs: Ebony

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Guitar #6 Cactus Jack

Mama Bear

Neck:
Profile: 59 Roundback
Construction: Vintage Modern
Materila: Roasted Flame Maple
Nut: 1 11/16"
Frets: Stainless 6150
Tuners: Hipshot Locking
Notes: Burnished per Cagey's instructions

Body:
Profile: Telecaster
Material: Flame Maple on Solid Mahogany
Finish: Tiger Eye Top, Transparent Brown Back
Binding: Natural Mask
Features: Front and Rear Contours, Contoured Neck Joint, Tele Controls

Electronics & Hardware:
Pickups: TV Jones SuperTron Neck, TV Jones T90 Middle, TV Jones Classic Plus Bridge
Wiring: 7 Tone Scheme. 5-Way Switch with Push Pull Bridge On Tone Knob
Bridge: Rutters Chopped Tele Bridge with Narrow Cut Rutter Saddles
Hardware: TV Jones Gretsch Style Knobs, Gretsch Pickup Rings and Strap Buttons

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Guitar #7 Frankie Chestnuts

Body
Very light swamp ash. 
It was professionally finished with nitro 20-odd years ago. 
I recently added a Warmoth flat-finish yellow tortoise celluloid pickguard

Electronics
Fitted with an old set of Rio Grande, Muy Grande pickups.  Center p/u is RWRP.  The rest of the electronics are relatively conventional.  One of the tone pots is push/pull, turning on the neck in any position. 

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

Hardware
Hardtail bridge
Chrome knobs
Vintage Gotoh tuners

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Guitar #8 The Deacon

Neck:
Warmoth Showcase
Style: Telecaster®
Construction: Modern Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Maple
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Black Face Dots
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
Finish: Clear Satin Nitro
Neck Plate:Cicada Summoning Logo with Sobriety Date as S/N

Body:
Warmoth Showcase
Model: Telecaster®
Wood: Flame Maple on Mahogany
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm
Binding: Natural Masked Accent
Top Finish: Red Dye
Back Finish: Transparent Red
Finish Type: Gloss Finish

Electronics & Hardware:
Neck: Seymour Duncan Stack
Bridge: Lace Alumitone Deathbucker
Wiring: 3 way mini selector, 0.022uF Russian PIO caps
Bridge: Babicz FCH-TELE-HUM-BFG

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Guitar #9 aussieowner

Fretless baritone Jazzmaster build

Body:
Roasted swamp ash, satin finish
TOM Bridge
Angled neck pocket
Gotoh bridge

Neck:
Roasted maple
Ebony fingerboard
Inlays are veneer glued in the fret slots. I used lighter wood for the dotted positions.
Sperzel TrimLok tuners

Electronics:
Railhammer pickups,
Hyper vintage bridge w/coil split
Gnarly 90 neck
CTS pots

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GOM

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Let's hear it for AleForce1, Xaer0 and Kolsky who get September's contest off to an amazing start!
 

Xaer0

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Oh man, some tough competition here!
AleForce1 and Kolsky, those guitars look amazing!

(Side note, is there a way to disable having to put in the verification after EVERY post? I have to research them every time :eek:)
 

rgand

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Xaer0 said:
Oh man, some tough competition here!
AleForce1 and Kolsky, those guitars look amazing!

(Side note, is there a way to disable having to put in the verification after EVERY post? I have to research them every time :eek:)
Yeah, that goes away after a few posts. Maybe ten at the most?

I was on another forum that uses the same software and they said to just clear the cache in your browser. You may want to try that after a couple posts.
 

AleForce1

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I'll raise a glass of my own to all of the guitars presented so far... Warmoth makes some Tasty Guitars!

 

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GOM

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Welcome Unwound G, kucoyote and Cactus Jack to the contest! Good luck all!
 

Cactus Jack

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Amazing guitars. Good luck to all.

For those who are interested below is a link to my build thread:

https://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=32113.0
 

Rick

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Darn, I was going to enter, but one of those stole my heart.  There are some really good offerings this month!
 

The Deacon

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Man, this is not only my very first Telecaster, but my first Warmoth Build!! Some heavy competition here with some very beautiful builds!! I think I've found my new hobby as I think I have many more build ideas!!
Thank you all for welcoming me into the group and best of luck to all contestants!!
-The Deacon
 

PhilHill

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So many great guitars, so little chance that I'll ever have one of them................. :sad: :sad:
 

Dano

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What an incredible month!  Some real thought went into these creations and as usual, Warmoth put out some beautiful building blocks to work with.  Lots of real beauties that I would love to have and hold!  Best of luck to all you guys.
 

stratamania

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The Deacon said:
Man, this is not only my very first Telecaster, but my first Warmoth Build!! Some heavy competition here with some very beautiful builds!! I think I've found my new hobby as I think I have many more build ideas!!
Thank you all for welcoming me into the group and best of luck to all contestants!!
-The Deacon

I don't see your tele have you entered?
 

The Deacon

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I sent it in Friday. I was thinking they would put it up today, but It's a holiday...not sure how it works

to: uwfgom@gmail.com
date: Sep 5, 2020, 2:00 PM
subject: The Deacon Sept. GOTM Submission
mailed-by: gmail.com
 

stratamania

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The Deacon said:
I sent it in Friday. I was thinking they would put it up today, but It's a holiday...not sure how it works

to: uwfgom@gmail.com
date: Sep 5, 2020, 2:00 PM
subject: The Deacon Sept. GOTM Submission
mailed-by: gmail.com

Good...
 

GOM

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The Deacon and aussieowner take this month's contest to 9! Wish them luck!

It's best not to question how it works. All the available evidence suggests that GOM does not know.
 

The Deacon

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Hey Aussieowner, do those pickups Doom?? I'm in a FB group called "pedalboards of actual doom" and I hear high praise for those pickups. Almost considered on my build.
 
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