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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 sometime around the 24th of July 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

Make sure Your Guitar has a Name or Nick Name as well otherwise one will be given to it :D

Side note, if you are unable to post a picture you can e-mail one to Brian and it will be posted for you, or ask forum members how to post pictures, they are very helpful.

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I finish a build about every month so here's another for you guys to consider. The feedback I'm getting from some of you has and will help me to become a better builder. I am not a pro, I build part time and in my spare time at that. I'm still learning so I appreciate the feed back, Thanks guys!

I'll call this one "Kuukuu for Coco" :D

Five string Redeemer SC-2 single cut

34" scale

fretted 24 frets (plus zero)

Five laminate body of sappy cocobolo(top) mahogany(core), sappy ribbon mahogany (bottom) and wenge accent veneers between each.

Five laminate neck of curly maple and black walnut

Single truss

Birdseye maple fingerboard

Black pearl side and front markers

Matching headstock veneers top and bottom

Redeemer Neo Mag single coils with matching cocobolo covers, pups are wound to about 14.7k neck 15.4k bridge (HOT HOT HOT!)

Audere Classic preamp/4 band EQ 18volt

Matching cavity cover

Black Wilkinson hardware

Black Dunlop strap locks (not pictured they were still in the mail when I took the photos)

Poly finish, gloss top satin body and neck

Its a shame I could not get better pictures of the fingerboard, its very pretty. B)

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Sound clips here : http://redeemerbasses.com/downloads/Johnssinglecut.mp3

There are also some construction pics here: http://redeemerbasses.com/catalog3.html :D

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Figured I'll make my first dive into the GoTM competition.

Zebrawood 3/4 inch cap on a quartersawn mahogany/birdseye maple back. The neck is padouk with a figured maple fretboard in a 25 inch scale. The cavity cover is a piece of mun ebony - nice and strong and won't split under screw pressure.

The hardware is all hipshot - locking tuners and their floating ball bearing trem. Pickups are an EMG 81-7 and 707.

I'm just calling this one "Redcap" because of the padouk headstock and the crazy body.

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Neck Joint - notice the ribbons in the mahogany!

Close up shot of the back

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Name: Misfit

This guitar was a fun one to build. I mixed stylings from Fender, Gibson, BCR and Di Pinto along with exotic wood choices. You all might remember that I tried to sell this fret board a while back and sadly I had no takers. The comments I got were that the board looked to busy. So I set out to make something wild that really meshed well with the board. After putting a ton of wood choices against the board I settled with Padauk and white limba along with Bolivian rosewood stringers.

When I started building I got creative with the design. Since the guitar is a telecaster style I tried to keep some things true to Fender. The scooped headstock instead of angled, the 25.5” scale length and the bolt on neck are all true to fender.

Then I threw in some traditional Gibson stylings like the 3x3 tuners, large Bone nut, 12” radius, the 3 way selector switch located in the traditional les Paul location (something I do on all my tele’s) and the kack plate. I added to this three humbucking pickups in a Black beauty fashion but opted for red pearloid tops to give them that Di Pinto look.

For electronics I went full bore using three Danelecto inspired tone/volume stacked pots along with a coil tap switch that turns all three pickups into single coils, a kill switch and a switch that turns on the middle pickup. I put drop orange caps in to get the most out of my tone knobs.

The Kahler screams BCR as well. I was thinking Floyd but I really don’t like Floyds and I had this new Kahler in stock so it won out. To add to the BCR look, I used raised plastic plates to cover the controls.

I guy I met on the Moser forum built me a guitar made from maple and walnut and he used a new technique for oil finishes that has really7 held up well and really makes the wood look nice. I used three coats of Danish oil on the body and neck and let it sit for 10 days. I wiped it down several times to clean up the excess that seeped out. Once it was dry I used three coats of wipe on poly and gave it an additional week to dry. I then used 2000 grit sand paper to level any high spots and then buffed it with 0000 grit wool. Once that was done I waxed it with furniture bee’s wax using 0000 grit wool as the applicator. The result is a protective finish that still gives you an oil finished look with a nice gloss.

This was a fun guitar to build and is even more fun to play.

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:D ...what am I doing even thinking about trying to mix it with the Big Boys....

This is my first self-made guitar, and my first entry into GoTM.

Oh well, I guess the standard is never gonna go down is it??? So I may as well throw myself into the fray:

Here's the specs:

7 string solid body electric, 25.5" scale length.

Body is all mahogany, my own design based on an Ibanez RG but with longer upper horn and slightly more curvy body. Contoured for forearm and belly.

Neck is 3 ply laminate of maple/bubinga/maple, with ebony fingerboard inlaid with mother-of-pearl Chinese symbol for snake at 12th fret and jumbo fretwire. GraphTec nut. 14 degree head angle. Neck joined to body with screws and ferrules (never liked neckplates!) and contoured AANJ-style(ish!) for improved access.

Ferrules on both sides...not keen on stop bars aesthetically.

Chrome hardware, Wilkinson locking tuners, pickups are (for now) sourced from my Aria 7 string (which I upgraded with EMGs) but will change eventually to something with more oomph! Always preferred the look of pickups without mounting rings. Push/pull pots on both controls to coiltap either or both pickups, standard 3-way toggle (bridge/both/neck) making lots of nice tonal options.

Bridge is slightly recessed to allow the neck to have no angle - my choice!

Paintjob is a beautiful metallic green (Jaguar Aquamarine actually) with blue flake - photos do not do it justice!

Headstock and truss rod cover are my own design as well.

I couldn't resist putting it all together and making some noise with it for the first time!!

I still need to finish Tru-Oiling the neck, then see to the frets and set the intonation and action correctly. Oh, and fit strap locks.

It feels really nice to play, tons of sustain, lovely neck shape (I spent ages shaping the neck!), nice balance, pretty heavy though!

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Thank you for looking!

DJ

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Here is another entry.

Take a LP shape, turn it into a double cutaway, and make it a 12 string and this is what you get.

Honduras mahogany body flame top, Maple and ebony neck.

Unlike Gibby this has a 25.5 inch scale.

Set neck with sculpted heel

Nitro finish with natural binding.

Duncan pickups

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Thanks for looking,

Roman

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Eve Guitars SR guitar

3 piece rosewood body, rosewood neck, kingwood fingerbord.

Set neck, 22 fret 24.75 scale length,

EMG 81 in bridge, 60 in neck with 18v mod,

master volume, master tone, 3 way mini switch,

Oil and wax finish.

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LUCIFERI AIRYTONE

Body: 1-piece chambered mahogany with bookmatched 2-ply bound curly maple top, (white binding with black accent line)

Body finish: Hand stained Stunburst with nitrocellulose clearcoating

Neck: Wenge set neck (goes all the way to the bridge pickup) with ebony fretboard and headstock veneer. 1-ply white binding on fretboard and headstock

Scale length: 27”

Neck finish: Oil

Inlays: Mother-of-pearl on 12th fret and headstock

Nut: Bone

Tuners: Gotoh with ebony knobs

Truss rod: StewMac Hot Rod

Frets: StewMac Wide/High

Pickups: Seymour Duncan TB-14 Custom 5 (bridge) and Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz (neck)

Pickup switch: 5-way Megaswitch P-model which gives these pickup combinations:

1) Bridge pickup

2) Inner pickup coils, parallel

3) Outer coils, series

4) Outer coils, parallel

5) Neck pickup

Electronics: 500k volume pot, 250k tone pot, EMG VMC sweepable (300 HZ to 3000 Hz) mid boost/cut control

Misc: Curly maple pickup rings, curly maple (with 2-ply white/black binding as on body) truss rod cover and switch knob,

wenge string anchor, wenge back plate, wenge jack plate, tortoise pickguard with white binding

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Another front pic: http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z35/pukko3/DSCF0432.jpg

Build thread: http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=31074

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