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Actually all the December heat works quite well for me. I was planning on entering a solid quilt 7-string that's almost complete. With all the other talent in there, I will feel really good about losing in a landslide. B) You know, like the Astros probably feel like "well we lost, but at least we lost to the best!" :D

And Matt, I hope I made it clear that your guitar is awesome too. Like Fryovanni, the stuff I mentioned was really minor, but contributed to the vote because it was so tight this month (and this year) Since Drak was calling out the "non-Matt" voters, I thought I'd share some specifics to back up my "non-Matt" vote. :D Although they're minor. The "gangly" reference was in how to my eyes, the cutaways don't flow into eachother, or lead the eye to the waistline smoothly. I think the new Carvin carvetops have the same issue. But I mean, that's the way you drew it, so it is perfect for you. Heck there're some guitars I think are hideous, and they sell lots of them. So everyone's different.

It's just like Drak was saying about his entries. In another group, a different month, it's a winner.

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I'm actually rather sick of figured wood, but I voted for Mattia anyhow. His choice of wood certainly wasn't the deciding factor, and nor were the inlays.

Greg

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I'm actually rather sick of figured wood, but I voted for Mattia anyhow.  His choice of wood certainly wasn't the deciding factor, and nor were the inlays.

Greg

Was it the lime green pick??

:D

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I'm actually rather sick of figured wood, but I voted for Mattia anyhow.  His choice of wood certainly wasn't the deciding factor, and nor were the inlays.

Greg

Was it the lime green pick??

:D

That is a good looking pick against the red. Reminded me Christmas was around the corner. So I admit the pick got my vote. Perry, It's all about the details B) .

:D Rich

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Ummm, sorry to crash your party idchy, but I'll also be in the December GOTM, and I'm gonna storm the GOTM castle BIG time  :D  B)  :D

Heyyyyyyyy There's gonna be a showdown

Yeahhhhhhh yeah yeah yeah

There's gonna be a show-wo-down

All right now

:D

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Ive got three, possibly four i'll be entering

I didn't know that was within the rules Perry, seems a bit unfair to everyone else really when you benchmark that against the 'normal' hobbyist/project builders here.

But if you must, then I feel I must also.

Multiple Entries for Christmas GOTM, I shall see you on D-Day!

:D:DB)

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In a way, but it would give you more opportunities to win also. B)

So, are you saying I do not need to break out my Tele Armada for Christmas, that I only need one good shot to your mizzenmast entry to sink ya? :D:D

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You bring out your tele armada, and i'll organise my Ormsby warriors of death . Jeremy, dont bother bringing your little grren men, WE WILL CRUSHHH JOOO TOOO

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We will have like 400 entries in GOTM and only two people who own them all :D:D

Auccually I'm entering my super thin quilted maple one. That way when I lose I can blame it on the fact that I'm up aganist professionals. B)

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RIGHT! That's what I'm saying. What a perfect time for guys like us to enter. No loss of self esteem. And if Drak, Perry, and LGM enter multiple guitars, they do indeed split their own vote, so maybe we'll have a shot. They'll each be eachothers' Ross Perot.

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I have already designated a Telecaster Chief of Operations who has sanctioned many secret late-night meetings with his Telecaster Generals for official commencement of the Southern Theatre of Pain.

We have Telecaster fighter-bomber pilots suited up and making dry runs already.

We have large orders of Special Laser Guided Telecaster Munitions on express order from The Telecaster Homeland Security and Munitions Dept.

We are gathering a vast array of Telecaster Armored Personnel Transports for the storming of the Australian Continent.

Specially trained Telecaster Yakuza night-fighters.

Sinister-looking Telecaster Midgets, highly trained for 'below-the-belt' warfare.

I 'hear' on the by and by that there's also a rouge outfit of Telecaster Chemical Weapon Specialists stealthily making their way south even now.

Telecaster Aircraft Carriers w/ massive Forward Facing Cannon to soften up the beaches of Oz.

Not to mention the vast floating flotilla of Telecaster Destroyers, Subs, and other Floating Transports of Anhialating Telecaster Death.

...(yawn)...Then again, maybe I'll just enter a Vee.

:D:DB):DB)

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Les Paul Custom gets my vote cause of the wood choice (especially neck wood - rosewood all the way), excellent finish and refined design.

Perry's excellent (obviously) and well designed too and FLAWLESSLY executed. Great paintjob. Details are incredible...

In fact, all entries are great, but I had to pick one.

mullmuzzler | OSSMT

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Matt, your guitar rocks. Build some more.

Thanks Perry, and yours does too. As a builder, you also know how much time you spend designing, building, and perfecting your instrument, and after all the hard work how proud you are of that instrument. That's the problem, because when someone gets critical, it tends to hurt your feelings even more. Especially when you feel you've done everything right, and excuted your dream into reality. It doesn't mean that I think the JV-1 design is flawless, it's not and I look forward to the challenge of making it an even better guitar. Just because people on PG didn't like this one, they may love the next one, who knows, who cares, it's just a contest anyway, that's based on how a guitar looks, and not on playability and sound. I understand that, and that's cool. But simply put, I'm not going to stop building guitars, it's too much fun and no matter if I never win a GOTM, I'm going to hold my head up, because I truely feel that each one of you who could play this guitar would love it. So what if the JV-1 001 didn't turn any heads, I'm still going to enjoy rocking out each weekend onstage with it.

Also I want to personally thank, fryovanni, lovekraft, idch, marksound, and Gorecki for the kind words. It means a lot to me that you guys actually took the time to lift my spirits, and I owe each and everyone of you. That's why I like PG, not just because of the guitars, but because of the friendships we get out of it. This was a learning experience for me, it showed me that no matter how hard you try sometimes things don't work out the way you think. That being said, I wouldn't have taken this experience away if I could. I'm going to keep on smiling and striving to make better guitars, even if I never get another vote, at least I will be moving the right direction. I also have no hard feeling toward you Frank, or your opinions on my guitar. The reason I installed the Leo Quan that way was because I had researched some old PRS that had a similar bridge on it and used it as my guide. Probably not the best thing to do but still the bridge works great and also it has Tone Pros Locking Studs that I got from specialtyguitars.com and not the standard ones.

"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."

Og Mandino

Thanks for everything...

Matt Vinson

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This was a learning experience for me, it showed me that no matter how hard you try sometimes things don't work out the way you think.

I thought the same thing when the Floyd Bird got knocked down, and remember, both Perry and Jeremy have have flatliners in the GOTM too, so we all have tasted defeat with perfectly fine-ass guitars like yours is.

So, it's really just for fun in the end, I don't take any of it personally and I know the vote of the GOTM (or lack thereof) in no way reflects the true quality of the guitars involved sometimes. Just remember it's for -fun only- and you still walk away smiling no matter what happens. B)

Now, on to the Attack of OzLand! :D

Let's see how Perry deals with the BONECRUSHING defeat I am about to hand him! :D

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Yeah, the Tonepros studs pretty much negate the issue of how far back the bridge sits on the studs, from a sonic standpoint.

Man, you're taking this way too hard, Matt. The 7-string I'm hopefully entering in December is the pinnacle of design for me. The shape is pretty original, and I put more time into it than any other build, getting the carve just right, etc. The sounds and feel are perfect for me. My whole heart and soul are poured into it. And I still fully expect to get my clock cleaned by some Drak tele or Ormsby soloist. Not to mention the Leviathan that's already in there. I'm sure someone will say my horn is too long, or they don't like the way the pickup is angled, or whatever. Or "why isn't there a pickguard?" LOL. It's no big deal. Everyone has their thing. And amidst all the battling and vote-splitting, December is going to be a wild card anyway.

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Losing is no big deal here. Look at it this way, about 50% of the voters are kids who only own a squire and know little, if anything about this stuff. I was really surpised when Phil beat me out for GOTM two months ago(maybe 3, i don't remember). I mean, how many people are building neck through semi-hollows? You can not predict this stuff. A lot of times, it makes little more sense then a coin toss. This competition takes nothing away from any guitar. You have to remember why you're building these things. We're not out to impress anyone; we want to do it for the satisfaction of completing a build...along with some other varying types of gratificaton, of course.

peace,

russ

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I could care less what some internet desk jockey thinks of my GOTM entry. :D:D WHAT I DO CARE about is that Dan has a guitar that FAR exceeds his original expectations (and design parameters) and plays better than his current best guitar.

I get off on having people reacting to my guitars in person.... The dude who has borrowed one for a gig, without doing a soundcheck, and the smile on their face as they play it in front of a few hundred people.... the guy who picks up his brand new custom and strums a D chord to see how well the compensated nut works, and realises his search to find a cure for that well known issue is at last solved..... The big muscly dude with a body full of tribal tattoo's and a mohawk, who literally cries in the workshop when he is presented his new baritone... the client who views the camo guitar out in the carpark as i take the final shots of it, and his reaction as he plays it to feels the playability.... all real word reactions. THEY ARE WHAT MATTERS. GOTM is just another feather in the hat, but should not be something to get upset over. Hell, ive got people who DELIBERATLEY vote against me because i upset them in a thread 18 months ago... pfft... whatever!!

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I have already designated a Telecaster Chief of Operations who has sanctioned many secret late-night meetings with his Telecaster Generals for official commencement of the Southern Theatre of Pain.

We have Telecaster fighter-bomber pilots suited up and making dry runs already.

We have large orders of Special Laser Guided Telecaster Munitions on express order from The Telecaster Homeland Security and Munitions Dept.

We are gathering a vast array of Telecaster Armored Personnel Transports for the storming of the Australian Continent.

Specially trained Telecaster Yakuza night-fighters.

Sinister-looking Telecaster Midgets, highly trained for 'below-the-belt' warfare.

I 'hear' on the by and by that there's also a rouge outfit of Telecaster Chemical Weapon Specialists stealthily making their way south even now.

Telecaster Aircraft Carriers w/ massive Forward Facing Cannon to soften up the beaches of Oz.

Not to mention the vast floating flotilla of Telecaster Destroyers, Subs, and other Floating Transports of Anhialating Telecaster Death.

Bring as many of your toy soldiers as you like drak, nothing can withstand the force on an Ormsby when you have WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ready to back me up. I also CONTROL THE WEATHER with my metal "cyclone". Basically mate, i dont like to say this, but your stuffed. Get ya white flag out now, and start waving it.

:D:DB):D

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abe_lincoln.jpg

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave

:DB):D:DB)

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So now this has become Canada vs. America vs. Australia? Well if that's how it's going to be decided...America could take over Canada(or Australia for that matter) any day we please, and Australia barely even counts as a country. It's more like a province really. Also, I'd like to note that America really isn't as tele-crazy as our December GOTM candidate is making us out to be. We're actually much cooler...and much less foreign :D .

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Ah man, it's easier living here in France...

Anyway, as long as there's going to be a rumble, I think I'll re-enter my tele-carve-caster, now that I've worked the kinks out....

HEEEEEEEEE----YAAAAAHHHHH!

Dog pile on the rarebit!

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What you forget, my fine hanman friend, is that my Teles are just Tele's in shape (and bridgeplate) alone.

In reality, their designated customized appointments will outflank, outbank, outshoot, and outrock any dadblurned Jackson/Suhr/Thorn/Youfillintheblankwithyourfavoritewankermakeroutthere.

I just happen to think the Tele shape is the most comfortable shape out there for ME. The neck hangs -exactly- where I want it, the body sits -exactly- where I like it.

This is a decision not based on Buck Owens (although Buck IS God) but based on the guitar that suits me better than any other out there, and that's what I'm building for.

Not for looks, not for street cred, but for -my- playing style and habits, the shape of a Telecaster reigns supreme among all others.

AND my Teles have an absolute versatility of tone that is heretofore unseen or heard 'round the planetary systems with my custom harnesses.

Touche', ...my good man. :D:D

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