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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 23rd or 24th of November 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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Kuns Les Paul Custom

Hello friends

This is the first electric guitar I’ve built (I'm not a professional luthier), a Les Paul model; I used simple tools to make it, and I got satisfied with the results (I hope you enjoy it too)

Specifications:

Body - Jequitiba

Neck - Imbuia

Fingerboard - Ipê

Top - Imbuia

Pickups – 57 classic

Inlays - real mother of pearl

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Contact: sergio.kuns@brturbo.com.br

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MKM custom guitar

Hello,

This is actually the first guitar that I have compltely designed and built.

Specs:

Mahogany body (flattop, custom contoured)

Mahogany neck

22 fret ebony fingerboard

24 3/4" scale

Kent Armstrong pickups

1 volume, 1 tone, 5 way rottary switch

Grover tuners

Dual action truss rod

The guitar can either use a wraparound or a telecaster bridge

Color: white with blue pearl

This guitar features an adjustable neck-angle joint of my design/invention (patented).

More at http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=44260

Wraparound setup

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Tele setup

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Hufschmid H8 Baritone Myrtlewood Top

Hello everybody, I enjoy posting in this forum from time to time and help some members out :D

Here is my new 8 string baritone scale creation, as a small artisan building 10 guitars a year, I am using basic tools...

Specifications:

-best possible grade one piece sapeli mahogany body.

-integrated armrest bevel, super thin design with maxi contours.

-best possible grade one piece sipo mahogany neck reinforced with my new invention, the HR neck reinforcement system.

-double way adjustable truss rod.

-master grade Pauo Ferro fingerboard, 24 frets, 28.31" baritone scale, 20" radius.

-master grade flamed Oregon Myrtlewood bookmatched top.

-high quality hipshot bridge and tuning machines.

-Highest quality 18% nickel-silver jumbo fretwire.

-The headstock logo is solid aluminium, the "H" was custom cut using a CNC to match the "H" of my custom pickups.

-exclusive hufschmid string retainer and nut material.

-exclusive hufschmid luminescent side dots system.(five times as bright as tritium!)

-custom hufschmid neck pickup which was custom built to the customers specifications by my friend Kent Armstrong himself.

-custom hufschmid bridge pickups, OTT model.

-custom designed and expertly cast hufschmid pickup mounting rings.

-the customer requested a specific wiring setup, each pickup has an individual volume control.

-the instrument is oil finished.

-final weight = only 3.7KG!

a short video for the sound...

H8 myrtlewood top

Low F sharp abuse....

and now the pics, enjoy :D

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This is the Mr Blue Bigsby (OK, the guy running my web page picked that name...)

Telecaster! The most classical of all electric guitars. Is there anything at all to add? Well maybe some.

I have a long love/hate relationship with Telecasters. It has a fantastic bridge pickup and a disastrous neck pickup. They can be back breaking heavy and personally I'm no fan of the full 25.5" Fender scale length. So when I set out to build a new demo guitar I designed it as I would like to see a really nice Telly.

First I reduced the scale length to 25". I traded the traditional neck pickup for a mini-humbucker with more character and oumph. I have always wanted a Telecaster with a Bigsby so this was my chance to try that out. A Bigsby might not be known to stay in tune during violent use, but with locking tuners, graphite string trees, bridge saddles and nut (Earvana for fantastic intonation, or a as a person said "this is the best guitar I have ever tried when it comes to play in tune"), it stays in tune whatever I do to it. A substantially thinner body made from really resonant and light swap ash makes it a really comfortable guitar to use on a strap and gives it a really good sound. For a look that really makes it stick out I dyed it blue with accentuated grain in black and bindings and pick guard in white. The result is a beauty that plays like a dream.

This guitar was made to be a demo guitar, but as it turned out it has become my personal no.1…

Sepcs:

Body Swamp ash

Neck Maple with oil finish

Fretboard Ebony

Scale Length 25"

Pickups Bridge: StarStruck T-52 (hand made by me, as all the StarStruck pickups)

Neck: StarStruck DeLuxe Mini-HB (Jupp, once again made by me)

Tuners Wilkinson

Tailpiece Bigsby B5 tele-kit with added graphite saddles

Nut Earvana

Frets Jumbo

Fretmarkers Aluminium, combined side and front markers

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back

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more back

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"Stagolee"

It was named after the folk/blues song (also called "Stack O'Lee", "Stackerlee", "Stagalee", "Stagger Lee, and so on). The Black Keys did my favorite version of the song and their guitar sound was my benchmark for this guitar. I'm pretty proud of the guitar's tone.

This was a tough finish to pull off. I really had to get innovative with it. At one point I was even grinding sawdust into the clear coat and the red paint with my hand. The bridge was especially hard to figure out; it used to be chrome. The tailpiece is a found object. I'm still not sure what was. I assume it was part of a gate lock of some kind. Whatever it is, I got giddy like a little girl when I found it.

I guess I won't say too much about it. It kind of speaks for itself. This guitar sounds great, it's not just meant to look interesting. It's sound is surprisingly twangy and bold for a semi-hollow; it was made for blues and really think I captured that sound. This is definitely a playing guitar.

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Body: Semi-hollow

Walnut/Maple

Neck: Goncalo Alves/Black Walnut

Fretboard: Cocobolo

Neck shape: Large "C"

Scale: 24.5”

Frets: Medium, Nickel, 21 (coated in copper oxide)

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic

Nut: Buffalo Horn

Pickups: Hand-wound (9k ohm humbucker, 7k ohm single coils)

Electronics: 5-way rotary selector/volume/tone

Finish: :D

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All photos can be seen here.

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Closeup of the finish:

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”The Moon” - Thinline Telecaster

Hi folks! I’ve been building guitars for two years now and this is my second creation. I wanted to make a versatile Tele while paying respect to the original design. Special features include koa top on thinline construction, angled headstock, mammoth ivory inlays and Graphtech piezo saddle pickups.

Specs

Body: Mahogany body with three hollow compartments, koa top with multiple bindings, polyurethane finish

Neck: Wild olive tree (East Africa) with mahogany strips, ebony fretboard with 12” radius, mammoth ivory inlays with moon and acacia theme, Earvana compensated nut, headstock at angle (Gibson-style), sculpted heel, bolted through ferrules

Electronics: DiMarzio Twang King pickups and Graphtech piezo saddle pickups with active electronics; separate volumes for coil and piezo, mini-switch for selecting coil/piezo/both with mono cable, signal split with stereo cable for separate processing of electric/acoustic signal

Hardware: Gotoh hard-tail bridge, Planet Waves auto-trim locking tuners

See all photos here

For sound clips: coils piezo

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This is a new model for me, the Junkyard Dog. Its an Idea I had floating around in my head for a while and I'm extremely pleased how it turned out.

Not only is this a new model, but it sports some one of a kind very cool 8 string "Tele" style pickups. I built the bobbins and neck cover then shipped them off to Bryan Gunsher at BG-Pups to do what he does so well. He nailed the tones I was after first try, I would not change a thing.

More info and pics here http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=44297

Some Specs:

Tuning is a modified C6 with a D on top, low to high A-C-E-G-A-C-E-D

24" scale

3/8" string spacing

Corian nut

chambered swamp ash with a feathered black walnut top.

black walnut set neck with birdseye maple fretboard and head cap.

custom "Tele" style 8 string pickups

4 way rotary switching

matching knobs and pickup rings

string through set bridge with a phosphor bronze saddle

Grover Rotomatics

Tru Oil finish

And a couple pics:

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Hi all! Here’s my contribution, a 7 string thingy inspired by the view from Captain Kirk’s toilet window. For pic’s of the build follow the link . http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=44364

Cheers Marty.

Specifications:

Body - Cheery on Mahogany

Neck - Maple, Mahogany

Fingerboard -Maple

Pickup - Seymour Duncan Full Sred

Tuners - Gotoh

Bridge -Ibanez ZR

Finish - Space Art

Electronics - 1 Vol and a DPDT Switch

Strings-7

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Hey guys!

I just finished up something a little different (for me), GOTM seems like a good place to share it.

I call the body style an "SS", so I'll go with that.

25.5" scale

Black limba body

Wenge / Mahogany 5 piece neck

Flamed maple drop top

Ebony fretboard

24 medium stainless steel frets

10-16" compound radius

Gotoh floyd rose with large brass sustain block, locked down for diving only

Seymour Duncan Custom & Jazz pickups

Master volume & tone, treble bleed, coil splits, 3 way toggle

Hipshot locking tuners

Nitro finish with oiled neck

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OK, here's my first GOTM submission.

Body: Basswood with carved spalted curly maple top

Binding: White plastic

Neck: 3 ply Maple | Mahogany | Maple

Nut: Bone

Fingerboard: Maple 12" radius

Fretwire: Stainless

Finish: Target EM-6000

Bridge: Gotoh

Tuning Machines: Gotoh

Pickups: Carvin

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At the encouragement of a few forum members, here is my first ever entry for GOTM. I guess I'll lay out the specs, as that seems to be the thing to do.

One-piece Honduran Mahogany body

One-piece Honduran Mahogany neck

Indian Rosewood fingerboard

Single-action truss rod (made by me)

Vulcanized Fibreboard binding, headstock veneer, back cover plate, truss rod cover, pickguard and pickup ring (all made by me)

Synthetic ivory fingerboard dots

white plastic fingerboard side dots

Gotoh die-cast tuners

Gotoh 510 wraparound bridge

Roadhouse Pickups Triple Crown humbucker

CTS volume and tone pots (500K)

NOS capacitor

Neutrik skeleton output jack

2mm thick stainless steel output jack plate (made by me)

White plastic control knobs (made by me)

24.625" scale

22 frets

12" fingerboard radius

1-11/16" nut width (bleached bone)

2-3/16" at the 21st fret (LMII FW74 fretwire)

Acrylic lacquer finish, in custom blue top, with clear back.

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wow, what a bunch of awesome guitars, here's one i finished this month, built pretty much all from scratch, took me about three months to design, build jigs, tools and templates and get it done,

i call it the Scattervarius

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a few specs for ya,

headstock angle 16.5 degrees

neck angle 4 degrees

string height at bridge 5/8"

nut width 1.743"

neck thickness at 1st fret, top of fretboard to back 9.95"

mahogany body 1- 3/4" thick,

mahogany top 9/16" thick at bridge

ebony fretboard

ebony tailpiece

ebony / bone bridge

bone nut

RS LP Jr. upgrade kit pots and jensen .022 cap

Budz P90's

fender tuners, nickel, vintage style

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