Vote here - 2021 Guitar of the Month Runners-Up Contest!

Which guitar should win the December 2021 Guitar of the Month Contest?

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Hero Member
December 2021 Guitar of the Month contest!

This is a special Runners-Up contest for all those who just missed out on the top spot - some in a very close shave! The winner will qualify for the 2021 Guitar of the Year contest coming up in January!

As usual, discussion about the submissions can take place below.

Please do not post replies that show additional photos of the entrant's guitars, but links to other UnofficialWarmoth threads or external sites are fine.

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


Guitar #1 Dano

Black Korina Mooncaster

Model: Warmoth Hollow Carved Top Mooncaster
Orientation: Right handed
F-Holes: 2
Scale: 25-1/2"
Wood: Black Korina on Black Korina
Rout: Rear Rout
Pickup Rout: Humbucker (Neck), , Humbucker (Brdg)
Controls: -Tog-V-V-T-T-Tog (Mooncaster)
Bridge: TOM/STP, Angled Pocket
Stud Install: Use inserts from bridge on order
Jack Rout: 3/4" (19mm) Side Jack Hole
Neck Pocket: Strat® Shape
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut
Top Finish: Black-Brown-Yellow Burst
Back Finish: Black-Brown-Yellow Burst
Finish Type: Gloss Finish

Style: Warmoth
Construction: Modern Tiltback Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Rosewood
Truss Rod Cover: Rosewood
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony (Black)
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: GD6150 (Gold Color)
Tuner Ream: Gotoh/Grover (13/32" 11/32")
Radius: 10-16" Compound
Scale: 25-1/2"
Fret #: 22
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Dots
Side Dots: Mother Of Pearl Side Dots
Gold Grover 18:1 Tuning Machines

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Neck and Bridge Pickups
500k CTS Volume and Tone Potentiometers (2+2)
.022uF Russian P-I-O tone caps
Wired to split coils individually with Bridge and Neck volume knobs
Wired to put pickups in series with Bridge Tone Knob
Wired to put pickups out of phase with Neck Tone Knob
Tone Pros Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Stop Piece



Guitar #2 Unwound G

Body :
Warmoth Alder body blank cut and routed as per personal design.
Professionally finished in Black-Red-Yellow sunburst.
Custom single ply white pickguard.

Neck :
Strat reversed peghead Modern Construction neck.
Plain Maple with Rosewood fretboard.
Medium Jumbo 6130 fretwires.
Finished in clear gloss.
Bone nut.
Compound radius.
Standard thin.
Gotoh chrome SG381 Right hand 6-in-line tuners. 

Pickups :
Seymour Duncan "Seymourized" mini humbuckers for neck and bridge.
Mini humbucker metal chrome pickup rings.
Individual 500k volume and tone pots for each pickup.




Guitar #3 ragamuffin


Body: Custom built based on the Supro Dualtone shape. Poplar finished with Duplicolor and Spraymax 2K clearcoat.

Neck: Warmoth Warhead shape, ebony on bloodwood, block inlays, 59' Roundback profile, 1-11/16 Tusq nut, SS6105 frets.

Hardware: Hipshot hardtail bridge and locking tuners

Electronics:  Supro Vistatone single coil pickups, three way switch with volume, tone, and bass cut knobs.




Guitar #4 docteurseb

- Burl maple top with swamp ash back Soloist body.
- I dug up the cavities that Warmoth had filled and stained the top with TransTint Black dye in a burst/glow pattern.
- Made the ash backplate trying to roughly match the grain.
- Pickups are DiMarzio Area 67/58/61
- Control knobs are ebony made by THG Knobs with green Luminlay dot markers.
- Dog-hair satin finish was professionally done by Pat Wilkins Guitars.

- Warhead roasted maple with ziricote fingerboard and headstock veneer.
- Stainless steel frets, and rolled fingerboard edges.
- Locking Gotoh tuners.
- I drilled/installed Luminlay side dots to match the markers




Guitar #5 Martijndrift

Warmoth Warhead
Vintage/Modern construction
Standard thin size
Unique choice pau ferro fretboard on canary shaft
22 frets, 6150 SS
10-16" compound radius
Completely raw!

Warmoth chambered jazzmaster, with f-hole
Alder body with black korina top
4 layers of danish oil

Schaller STM bridge
Goldo LT2 tremolo
Schaller Megaswitch M
500 K pots (1x volume, 2x tone)
Aged strat knobs
Schaller staggered locking tuners
Schaller straplocks
Tonerider AC2 pickups
Warmoth pickguard with custom hole pattern




Guitar #6 -VB-

"Ultra-ish Jazzmaster"

Warmoth Jazzmaster, Alder, Chambered (with F-Hole)
Warmoth Candy Turquoise finish
Black Binding
White Pearl Pickguard
Black Mastery Bridge and Vibrato

Warmoth Jazzmaster Neck, Modern Construction
'59 Roundback Profile, Birdseye Maple on Birdseye Maple
Vintage Tint Gloss Finish
Black Binding
Black Mother of Pearl dots
Gotoh Magnum Locking Tuners

Revel Vintage Jazzmaster Pickups
Lower circuit:
250K Linear Volume, 250k Log Tone (S1)
S1 Switch in Tone Pot puts pickups Out-Of-Phase
Switchcraft 90degree Toggle
Upper Circuit:
1Meg Linear Volume
500k Reverse Log Tone
Upper Slider Switch combines pickups in Series and switches to upper Volume/Tone controls




Guitar #7 BeagJon

Nordstrand Big Blademan 4 Musicman Pickups
Nordstrand JC-3b Preamp
Badass Bass III String-Thru Bridge
Gotoh GB11W Tuners
Flamed Roasted Maple/Flamed Roasted Maple Precision Neck 14mm drilled, Graphite Rods
Bubinga 2 Piece Jazz Body Rear Rout (not dinky)
Tru-Oil burnish process for both neck and body. Warwick Wax used as final protector.
Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky 45-105
Warmoth Oversized Strap Knobs
Warmoth Gold (for now, black was never in stock) Ferrules
Warmoth Copper shielding
Warmoth String Retainer




Guitar #8 Seagroomer

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

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.




Guitar #9 jim232777

Warmoth Roasted Swamp Ash Tele body with comfort cuts.
Finished with Wudtone Cherry Flamenco kit, then topped with TruOil.
Gotoh In-Tune vintage-style bridge w/ compensated brass saddles and
cut-down sides
Self-designed logo on custom neck plate

Warmoth Roasted Maple neck (Standard Thin, modern construction)
9.5" radius Rosewood FB
mother-of-pearl markers
TUSQ nut
Stainless Steel 6150 frets
No lacquer, etc. finish applied (except for headstock); back burnished
up to 2000 grit.
Hipshot staggered, locking, open-gear tuners
Self-designed logo waterslide on headstock

Neck pickup--Lindy Fralin Unbucker
Bridge pickup--Lindy Fralin Split Rail, Blues output

Oak Grigsby superswitch
Position 1: Full Unbucker
Position 2: Split Unbucker
Position 3: Bridge + full Unbucker
Position 4: Bridge + Split Unbucker
Position 5: Bridge

500K CTS pots, with push-pull tone control
Normal position 0.047 uF tone cap
Outer position 0.022 uF tone cap



Excited to be competing again, but this is some steeeeep competition. GL everyone!
And the winner is...


Many congratulations to jim232777 and thanks to all for the great entries!
Thank you, I am extremely flattered.  A grouping full of runners-up is very stiff competition, and I absolutely did not expect this.  My compliments to all the other entries!