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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 22nd or 23rd of May 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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This is "Zulu" . If you don't know the story , here goes:

I bought a carving at a flea market, and it turned out to be African Mahogany. I wanted to keep the carving intact as a 'tip of the hat' to the original artist. This is the result......


A.M. 1-piece-body

Padouk neck w/ recycled fretboard. I followed the tutorial on the main page and saved this FB/frets from the dumpster. The neck they were on was broken badly.

all gold hardware that I actually made money to get, as opposed to paying for them. :D

Side routed control cavities .

Teak oil finish w/ slight darkening of various places.

Total investment , including strings and strap-locks :

under $100 . :D






more pics in the build thread : http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=43011

* Props to Chops1983 for a nudge in the GOTM direction. Thanks Chad! *

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Based on the JS model from Ibanez, But with a little Les paul thrown in for good measure.

Body : 2 piece hard ash.

Neck : Glued in - Multi laminate Mahogany & Rock Maple with scarf joint & volute. Rosewood fret board. No inlays, side dots only.

Bridge : Tune-o-matic. No tail piece, strings anchored thru body with ferrules. Chrome.

Tuners : Wilkenson. Chrome.

Electrics : 2 Humbuckers, 01 vol, 01 tone, 3 way toggle switch. Strat styled jack plate on rear panel. Fully shielded.

Finish : Back of body, neck & head stock finished in black poly. the poly on the body was allowed to sink into the wood grain to get a lightly textured finish, This is to compliment the rippled finish on the front. This was then polished & buffed to a mirror shine.

The front is fabric. Applied to the body so that the rippled texture of the material is maintained. overlayed with poly & buffed to a high gloss.

Here is the link to the PG thread. http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.ph...42286&st=30


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PRS Custom 22 COPY


Top Wood Carved Figured Maple

Back Wood Black walnut


Number of Frets 22

Scale Length 25"

Neck Wood black walnut

Fretboard Wood ebony

Neck Shape Custom

Inlays women

Headstock Inlay CROW logo


Bridge fix bridge

Tuners Planet Waves

Hardware Type Nickel

Treble Pickup Custom Handmade

Bass Pickup Custom Handmade

Pickup Switching Volume and tone control with 3-way rotary pickup selector





Edited by Project Guitar
new pictures

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The black blooded super strat from Hades.

Build Thread

Soft maple bodied SuperStrat for customer. I was going to use poplar

on this one but after going through every guitar in my collection we

decided on a little more clarity and ring. This body 8/4 Soft Maple

has a Flamed-Burl-Spalted top with a red veneer underneath for an

accent line. The 5 piece neck is maple/bloodwood with a bloodwood

fretboard. Regular tenon ending in the neck pickup. The custom

bloodwood bobbin pickups are my design and aptly named Diablo as well.

Neck : Birdseye Maple/Bloodwood

Fretboard : Bloodwood

Scale : 25.5

Frets : 24

Trussrod : Double Expanding Truss Rod

Body : 2 Piece Soft Maple/Flamed-Burl-Spalted-Chevron top

Tuners : Allparts Locking tuners

Pickups : Custom Bloodwood Humbuckers (vintage alnico5 neck,hot

vintage alnico8 bridge)

Bridge : Wilkinson

Electronics : Push/Pull Volume Knob







Close Front






Showing the carve.





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Rinker Guitars - "the Rascal"

Body - mahogany

Neck - mahogany

FB - Indian Rosewood

Joint - Deep Set Tenon

Headplate, TRC, Pickguard, Heelcap - Figured Koa

Bridge - Bad-Ass Wraparound

PUP - Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates

Controls - 1 vol, 1 tone recessed into pickguard

Finish - Blood Red transparent stain on body & Tru-Oil

My own design with Les Paul Jr. attributes.

Nice and simple. Perfect for punk-rock.





Edited by madhattr88

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This seems to be the month for the oddities, so here goes nothing....


build thread



Ibanez Iceman shape - 1 7/8" total thickness

1" basswood base, 3/4" maple cap

1/8" acrylic mirror top

r/w/r/w/r binding

back painted white

matte water-based polyurethane finish


ebonized walnut back-bolt

bloodwood fretboard

mirrored sharkfin inlays

22-fret, 25" scale

bound mirrored cap on headstock

oil rubbed into the neck & fretboard to bring out the color


all chrome hardware

Planet Waves tuners

GOTOH hardtail bridge, string through the body

RAD blade Strat set

5-position switch

1v, 1t

2 mini toggles: phase for middle pup & jumper for bridge pup

aluminum nut


I never liked the pointy dingus on the butt end of it, so it's gone.


When I originally thought of putting a mirrored top on an Iceman, it was a 100% original idea. It wasn't until I talked with Resto about it that he poited out about Paul Stanley playing one. I face-palmed, but it is what it is.

These are easily the best singles I've ever had. These things are fierce; they absolutely growl at you. They were wound to be as hot as a P-90, but still retain all the character of a regular s/c. In some ways, they're better than P-90s. They have so much twang that they almost quack. The tone actually shifts slightly from string to string. It progresses from warm on the low E to middy to a lot of bite on the high E. Then factor in the jumper switch on the bridge pup and the phase reversal on the middle and this guitar has a LOT of character.

I believe I have also perfected the back-bolt construction on this one. It's only the second attempt, so I feel I'm ahead of the curve on that one. The main limitation for it is that the body HAS to be a minimum of 1.75" or you're going to blow through the pickup routes. While this might not necessarily be a bad thing, I'm positive that it should be avoided whenever possible. There are many positives to a back-bolt, the most important of which are neck-through-like upper fret access with bolt-on ease of construction.




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The Jazz Skeleton Concept

It was an idea I kept drawing out over and over again.

A truly transparent guitar with only minimal/beautiful wood showing.

So since I donate a guitar to be auctioned at the Wilflower Festival

in Richardson TX each year, I thought this is a good place to test the idea.


Rim - Flamed Maple with Wenge binding

Top, bottom and sides - Lexan

Center strip - Mahogany and Flamed Maple

Neck - Mahogany

Fretboard - rosewood

Inlay/Fret Markers - Lexan down the side to allow light to pass through

Pickup - DeArmond Style neck pickup

Tuners - Wilkinson Tuners vintage style

Bridge - Rosewood Bridge

Tailpiece - Modified vintage tailpiece with Maple string-through




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Here is the second installment in the Ergonomic Guitar System.

Build thread is at http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=42643.


Body Material: Swamp Ash Back, Wenge Top, Book Matched

Body Characteristics: Semi-hollow, Solid top, Rounded edge

Finish: Watco Danish Oil

Pickups: 2 x Lace Alumitone Splittable Humbuckers

Switching: 5-position lever with the following positions:

1. Neck

2. Neck w/ Treble Roll-Off

3. Neck + Bridge Parallel In Phase

4. Neck + Bridge Parallel Out Of Phase

5. Bridge

Wiring: Master Volume

Knobs: Ebony

Bridge: EGS Series 3 Black/Black

String Lock: EGS Series 3 Black

Neck: 3pc Wenge Laminate, Trapezoidal Neck Profile

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretwire: Jumbo

Truss Rod: EGS Carbon Fiber Spinal Truss

Scale: 25.5” (bass end) – 25” (treble end) 22 Frets










I have links to lots more pictures and sound clips on the build thread.

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"Ain't got a Name"

I'm not going to have anything else finished by the deadline, so I thought I'd submit this one. It was a custom build (it's already been shipped).


Chambered (maybe semi-hollow)

Wormy/spalted soft maple top

Honduran mahogany back

Black walnut binding


Black Walnut

Cocobolo fretboard

Ebony Binding


Hand-wound pickups (around 8k ohms each)

Buffalo horn bridge & nut

Gotoh 510 tuners



Rust (real rust grown on the wood)

A bunch chemicals

Probably some of my own skin

Hand rubbed water based poly

All photos here.









Edited by westhemann

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The owner of this guitar had jokingly declared the guitar's name "Ginger", so that's what I'm going with. :D


25.5" scale

Maple/Mahogany/Wenge neck thru

Mahogany body wings

Quilted maple carved top & matching headstock cap

Ebony fretboard, 12" radius

24 Stainless Steel medium jumbo frets

Curly maple pickup mounting rings

Curly maple truss rod cover w/ logo engraving and magnetic attachment

Hipshot Hardtail bridge

Seymour Duncan "P-Rails" pickup set

Graphtech nut

Sperzel locking tuners

Nitrocellulose lacquer finish / oiled neck.

The controls consist of a volume for each pickup, a three way toggle, and 2 microswitches to select HB/P90/Single-coil mode for each pickup.







Here is the build thread:


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Well, if Metalhead's guitar is Ginger, I guess I'll call mine Mary Ann.

25" Scale

Maple/Claro Walnut/Padauk neck through

Curly maple body wings.

Claro walnut top and back, accent layers are Padauk/Maple/Black Veneer/Maple

Ebony fretboard

Evo gold fretwire

Claro walnut pickup rings

Claro walnut truss rod cover

recessed Schaller roller bridge

DiMarzio Air Norton and Air Zone pickups

Graphtech nut

Sperzel locking tuners.

Walnut knobs with claro walnut cap and maple accent layer

Claro walnut headstock veneers with maple/walnut accents

Claro walnut binding with maple accent

Continuous wood control cavity cover.

Controls: 3 way switch plus Volume Volume Tone Tone

The push/pulls on the volume pots give my system series and a phase switch. The tone push/pulls take care of my coil tapping. With both push/pulls down, the humbuckers are in series. With both up, they're in parallel. When just one of them is up, I get either the inner or outer single coils, depending on which one is up.





Build thread: http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=41317

Thanks to Woodenspoke on this one. Without his knowledge (and his power tools!) I couldn't have done a build like this any time soon.

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