VOTE HERE: 2022 Guitar of the Year!

Which instrument should be the 2022 Guitar of the Year?

  • March - xParrallax

    Votes: 4 10.5%
  • April - ragamuffin

    Votes: 8 21.1%
  • May - Megatron

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • June #1 - musicalmanguy

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • June #2 - TonyFlyingSquirrel

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • June #3 - OffSetSmith

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • July #1 - boconnell

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • July #2 - fingolfen

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • August - hardrockguy

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • September #1 - Spud

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • September #2 - Stratamania

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • October - Spud

    Votes: 2 5.3%
  • November - AngeloGuitars

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • December - docteurseb

    Votes: 4 10.5%

  • Total voters
    38
  • Poll closed .

GOM

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VOTE HERE: 2022 Guitar of the Year!

Which instrument should be the 2022 Guitar of the Year?

Another year of Guitar of the Month competitions has passed. Thanks as always to everyone who has subjected their amazing instruments to the scrutiny of the forum! Thanks also to everyone who voted.

The guitars below are all deserving winners but it's now time to decide which should be crowned UNOFFICIAL WARMOTH GUITAR OF THE YEAR 2022!

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.

You have 7 days to decide on your favorite and cast your vote. Best of luck to all!




March - xParrallax

Body (Finished by Warmoth):
Hybrid Strat
Lake Placid Blue Metallic Gloss
Wilkinson VS-100 Trem Bridge
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Bridge
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Strat Middle
Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Tele Neck

Tortoise Hybrid Strat Custom Pickguard (by Warmoth)

Neck (Finished by Warmoth):
Vintage/Modern
Roasted Flame Maple/Roasted Flame Maple
Standard Thin
1.650" Nut Width
GraphTech White TUSQ Nut
Clear Satin Nitro Lacquer
Custom Headstock Decal

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April - ragamuffin

BODY:
Custom singlecut shape based on the Springer Guitars "Seraph" model
Hollowed black korina body with hand carved 3/4" bubinga top
Nitrocellulose finish by me

NECK:
Warmoth Vortex shape 24 3/4" scale conversion neck bubinga with ebony fretboard
59' Roundback profile, 1 11/16" Tusq nut
Raw wood, burnished to 2500 grit

ELECTRONICS:
Vineham Pickups "Vivid" set
Volume, treble, and bass cut knobs

HARDWARE:
Recessed Tonepros TP6A tune o'matic style bridge
Hipshot locking tuners

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May - Megatron

Warmoth Chambered Telecaster, Flame Maple on Mahogany
Finish: Green Burst top, Clear back
Gotoh Humbucker Tele Bridge
DiMarzio True Velvet T, DiMarzio Air Classic

Warmoth Telecaster Replacement Guitar Neck
Vintage/Modern Construction
Indian Rosewood One-piece
Abalone Dot Inlay
Hipshot Vintage Guitar Tuners

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June #1 - musicalmanguy

BODY:
Warmoth Soloist
Poplar back w/ Flame Maple top
Top = TransFast black aniline dye sanded back w/ orange Angelus leather dye
Semi-gloss Tru-Oil finish

NECK:
Warmoth Superwide w/ reverse Warhead headstock
Maple neck & fretboard
TUSQ XL nut
Satin Tru-Oil finish
Finished by owner

PICKUPS / ELECTRONICS:
Bridge = EMG H4
Middle = Wilkinson Hot Rail Neck
CRL 3-Way Blade Switch
CTS 500K Volume Pot

BRIDGE:
TonePros Locking Tune-o-matic

TAILPIECE:
TP-6

TUNERS:
Locking

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June #2 - TonyFlyingSquirrel

"Kenny"

Warmoth Baritone Tele neck with a Maple shaft and Indian Rosewood fingerboard
6100 Fretwire
Gotoh tuners
Owner finished in Tru Oil

Basswood body
Shown with locally custom wound pickups - since replaced with EMG Tele pickups
Owner Finished by covering in laced Deer Hide (Buckskin) with beaded rosette, dentaliam shells.

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June #3 - OffSetSmith

Body:
Diamondback (Warmoth)
Basswood
Dupli Color Pewter lacquer base
Createx Black burst
Clear lacquer top coat

Neck:
Warmoth Tiltback 24.75" conversion neck
Custom cut/drilled headstock
Maple shaft wood
Ziricote fretboard w/ cross inlay
Headstock color same as body
Custom "Smith" decal made by OffSetSmith
True oil on back of neck

Electronics:
PAF style pickups
2 Volumes
2 Spin-a-splits
3 way pickup selector

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July #1 - boconnell

Warmoth body and neck

12 string Telecaster

Body:
Swamp Ash with Quilted Maple top
Ivoroid binding
Blue dye finish with a clear back, Gloss finish

Neck:
12 string 59 roundback 10" radius
Birdseye Maple neck and fretboard
Abalone fretboard inlays
Satin nitro finish

Hardware & electronics:
gold hardware
Gotoh 12 string bridge
Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers with coil splits
CTS push-pull pots
Tone Ninja gold locking tuners

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July #2 - fingolfen

Body: Split Jazzmaster® Guitar Body
Construction: Solid
Core Wood: Swamp Ash
Laminated Top Wood: Flame Maple
Control Cavity: Top Rout
Top Color: Black Cherry Burst Dye
Back Color: Black (Burst-over)
Gloss

Neck - Fender Noventa Jazzmaster with Pau Ferro fretboard

Pickups / Electronics - Fender Noventa Jazzmaster
Switch - 6-way Oak Grigsby
Tuners - Gotoh Locking Tuners
Tremolo - Fender American Professional II (upgrade from the Noventa)
Bridge - Fender American Professional II (upgrade from the Noventa)
Pickguard - Halo Custom Carbon Fiber

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August - hardrockguy

Neck:
- Warmoth Arcade 24 fret
- Vivian Campbell Nightswan Moonglow Inlays
- Off-menu High-Grade Roasted Flame Maple
- Sperzel gold locking tuners with alternating red/purple locks/posts
- Gotoh gold locking nut
- 5 coats of tru-oil applied on the rear of the neck

Body:
- Warmoth Korina Soloist with 2 humbuckers (Suhr SSH+ and SSV)
- Flame top
- 5-way selector for series/parallel options
- Tesi Killswitch
- modified Gotoh 1996T bridge
- 45 degree bevel with deep bevel reveal on the two sides and the bottom of the horns
natural binding
- Custom contoured neck heel
- triple sanded back adaptation of PRS Dragon Burst for the finish with purple/red/gold

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September #1 - Spud

"Last chance Sal"

Warmoth Alder Strat Body, Warmoth finished
Fender American special trem
Black stainless saddles
Anodized gold pickguard
Two Seymour Duncan ap-1 pro alnico 2 singles
Rail Hammer Hyper vintage alnico 5 bridge

Neck
Warmoth vintage modern strat neck
maple/maple
Fatback reshaped to boatneck
Gotoh tuners

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September #2 - Stratamania

Body:
Showcase Body
Wood: High Grade Flame Maple Top on Mahogany
Binding: Natural Masked Accent
Top Finish: Green Burst
Back Finish: Clear
Finish Type: Gloss Finish

Neck:
Showcase neck Feb 2021
Stratocaster, Modern Construction,
Right Handed, Figured Mahogany, Indian Rosewood Fretboard,
1-11/16" Nut Width, Standard thin
Schaller Tuner Ream, 10-16" Compound Radius
Cream Face Dots Inlay, White Side Dots

Warmoth Poly Gloss finish was stripped to bare wood and redone with Tru-Oil and the nut replaced with a bone nut by myself.
Hardware:

Schaller M6 135 Locking Chrome Tuners
Wilkinson WVS130/2P Chrome Bridge with Locking Saddles

Black Pearl Pickguard
Q-Parts Dome Black Chrome and Abalone Volume and tone knobs
Black Tremolo Cover

Pickups:
Bridge: Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates
Middle: Seymour Duncan SSL-2 RW
Neck: Seymour Duncan Red Devil

Wiring:
Master Volume (with Treble Bleed) and Tone

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October - Spud

Olde' Skully

2003 Squier "51" basswood body
Drilled for string through, stripped refinished using rattle cans, lace, inset rhinestones, and wipe on poly.

Warmoth Telecaster vintage modern Neck

Dimarzio Super distortion, Duncan Hot Stack

Wilkinson, Hipshot

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November - AngeloGuitars

Body:
Warmoth Velocity
Solid construction with 1-piece mahogany
Quilted maple laminate top
Natural masked edges
Black dye with black burst over
Gloss
Lollar Imperial low wind humbucker pickups

Neck:
Warmoth Warhead
Gibson scale conversion
5A Roasted Flame Maple
Black ebony fingerboard
Wizard profile
10"-16" compound radius
Schaller locking tuners
Graphtech Tusq nut
Moon glow side dots
Diamond white perloid dots

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December - docteurseb

Body:
Warmoth Stratocaster
Solid construction with swamp ash back and quilt maple
Heel contour
Quilt top stained by myself in a PRS-style charcoal/frostbite glow finish. Wilkins Guitar Finishes did the cerused / dog-hair back and clear gloss finish,
Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups with Eric Clapton mid-boost electronics

Neck:
Musikraft quartersawn curly maple with ebony fingerboard
Clapton V profile
12" radius
22 frets, stainless steel
GraphTech nut
MOP side dots
Gotoh locking tuners
Stained a set of curly maple tuner buttons to match the neck/body.

Finish: stained neck with lacquer finish (satin back, gloss headstock) - DIY finish.

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Spud

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Perhaps someone saw the congratulations on the Dec 2022 thread that got bumped today and put up the banner thinking it was GOY 2022 ?
I dunno how it works? I thought the vote was for 7 days but if that is indeed the will of the mighty W, so be it.
 

stratamania

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I dunno how it works? I thought the vote was for 7 days but if that is indeed the will of the mighty W, so be i

I think it is a mix-up as the current banner link points back to the Dec 2022 contest.

So GOY 2022 is still on...
 

Spud

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I was underneath back of house scootching around on my back running armored 12Guage Romex for a new exterior outlet and am just HAPPY to reemerge relatively unscathed! At one point, I was yelling for Ragamuffin to help me as I was stuck, but he didn't show so I had to wiggle my way out. Whew!

I first started yelling for Tom Cruise, but realized that was pretty silly.
 
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OffSetSmith

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I was underneath back of house scootching around on my back running armored 12Guage Romex for a new exterior outlet and am just HAPPY to reemerge relatively unscathed! At one point, I was yelling for Ragamuffin to help me as I was stuck, but he didn't show so I had to wiggle my way out. Whew!

I first started yelling for Tom Cruise, but realized that was pretty silly.
In either case it looks like you have a new image to add to your signature. Congratulations.
 
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