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The Project Guitar.com "Guitar of the Month" contest is a showcase for all

the members, so show us your axe in this thread!

This contest is open to any and all members that enter and will be continued

each month for a place showing your creation on the homepage!

The winner(s) of course will have his/her guitar featured on the homepage of

Project Guitar.com and if you have a website the picture will link directly

to it if you so choose (even commercial site's).

If your a forum member you will also be upgraded to a Featured member which

allows you to see the Advanced Chat section and download area.

So show us your creation in this thread! You've got till midnight EST the

21st of February then this thread gets locked and the voting starts!

Any Post that is not an entry will be deleted, feel free to start a new

thread to discuss any guitar entered this month

There may be more then one poll to determine winners in different catagorys

at the end of this contest!

Please post a maximum of your 4 best pictures per guitar entered

Side note, if you are unable to post a picture you can e-mail

one to Brian and it will be posted for

you

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ORMSBY GUITARS: METAL "Vortex" (BARITONE)

Awaiting sound byte (titled "blurdlurst")

Awaiting good photos

Awaiting client review (he gets it on 31st of Jan)

Awaiting final buff

Awaiting final setup and 'tune'

Awaiting editted post with full details and specs.

Awaiting the complaining from the peanut gallery

But, here is a pic to get started...

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I'm finally getting around to entering my first guitar into the GOTM contest.

I call it the Welt Custom. It's essentially a copy of an EBMM EVH Signature model but with my specs.

Body:

Basswood

1/4" Quilted Maple Top

.090 Cream Binding

One-off green stain

3D effect stain process

Black gloss back

Floyd Rose routed

5 Bolt neck joint

Neck:

Maple

12" Radius

Large Dots

Skunk Stripe

EBMM Style Headstock

Quilted Maple Veneer overlaying the head

4-2 Tuner Configuration

Floyd Rose R2 Nut

Schaller M6 Mini Tuners with Pearloid Knobs

Hardware:

500k Volume pot

Cream "Tone" knob

Switchcraft jack

Chrome Ping Floyd Rose

3 way switch

Dimarzio Pickups:

Tone Zone-Bridge

Air Norton-Neck

Here are the pictures

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HiTone Classic solid body

I've completed a new instrument. It's a smaller version of the HiTone Classic and a solid body. The reason I made it smaller was to fit in a regular size case. I made the body out of basswood and ran the strings through the body. This combination has an amazing tone. It's vibrates like a piano. You can hear the sound straight through the body. With the P-90's, this guitar is ready to rock. I also used the Grover open-back tuners. They really give the instrument that vintage and classic feel.

Specs:

Body - Basswood

Neck - maple set-neck

Fretboard - Rosewood

String-through

Sunburst lacquer finish

MOP/Abalone Inlays

Hardware:

Grover 18:1 Sta-Tite Guitar Machines

P-90 Pickups

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Visit my blog for more picks

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It took me 8 days to the day to finish it. :D

I bring you "The CIGANTOR"

Hand carved Maple neck, neck-through construction

22 Frets

23 1/8" scale

ACE hardware, po boy's TOM bridge

Mid 1930's Birch or Spruce Corina cigar box

Rosewood fiddle tuners with dot inlay.

F-Holes

Hand rubbed gunstock oil and wax finish.

4 strings tuned DGBD (like a 4 string banjo)

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You can't see it in the photo, but there's over 400 growth lines across the top of this!!!!

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I wanted Matt to know that he inspired me to build this one. It's the best sounding cigar box guitar I've made to date.

And a sound clip will be here too. It sounds close to a mandolin rather than a banjo. Very strange. You'll see though.

<edit> Soundclip added...

Red Haired Cigar Box

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Ok here is my first build and first GOTM entry.

It's a Rebuilt Fender Squier Bullet.

I designed the body shape my self. did all the cutting routing sanding and shaping my self except for the sawing out of the body on the band saw as the owner of the band saw would rather do that himself

but hey I wasn't gong to complain (Band saws kinda scare me) Plus he gave me the wood for it for free! :D

Specs:

BODY: Black Cherry with Tung oil and Wax finish.

NECK: Maple Fender Neck with decals sanded off 25.5 in. scale

Fixed Bridge

5 way switch 2 tone 1 volume

Clear Plastic Pickguard

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This Is the album with one more pic so far and I will add More later More then likely

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Someone suggested I post this project here when I finished it two months ago, but when I looked at the other submissions, I was way too intimidated by the competition. :D It's standing the test of time as a player, so I thought I may as well submit it. It started life as a sweet one-piece blank of premium grade Oregon alder.

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Lefties are screwed when it comes to guitar options, so I thought I'd make something different. I essentially morphed a Telecaster with a Jazzmaster. Most of the hardware came from an ebay dealer. I went with the Matchmaker P-90s mainly because of the white covers, but they turned out to be the nicest sounding P-90s I've ever had. I went with an Allparts neck this time, but intend to build my own on a future project. Surf Green nitro courtesy of Reranch.

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Here is my GOTM entry.

Thanks for considering it.

Be Cool,

d ward

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Note: Didn't seem to be able to add the pics so here are links to them.

MOD EDIT I got the pics fixed for you.......BP

Body:

Top: 3/8 in. carved, quilted maple, red over brown stain.

Center: Mahogany center with hard maple block from neck to bridge position.

Back: 1/4 in. crotch walnut wings, birdseye maple center, walnut & white ash accents.

Pickup rings, Tailpiece cover: crotch walnut with flame maple center, walnut & white ash accents.

Knobs: Crotch walnut with maple burl caps, flame maple with crotch walnut caps, walnut & white ash accents.

Neck:

3 piece mahogany with 1/16 in. hard maple strips.

Neck and headstock cut from single block.

Stained tung oil finish.

Headstock:

Face: 1/16 in. flamed maple with crotch walnut center, walnut & white ash accents.

Back: 1/16 in. flamed walnut.

Truss Rod Cover: Maple burl.

Machines: Schallers.

Fretboard:

Figured katalox with maple burl markers.

12 in. radius.

Jumbo fret wire.

Brass nut.

Electronics:

Pickups: Stew-Mac Golden Age Humbuckers.

Wiring: Blended pots with coil-tap switches.

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