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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 March 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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The NothStar Speedster

If shredding is your thing, this is the NorthStar for you; 25,5” scale, compound radius and an original Schaller Floyd Rose makes this a speed machine.

The thin neck is made from three layers of maple with a thin laminate of graphite between them. Apart from making the neck incredible strong it alo makes it really gorgeous to look at. The head is solid maple with a ash topper and the transition from the laminated neck have a ebony accent piece. The body is made from light ash for a fast snappy attack and defined treble response. A thinner than usual body generally thought through design down to the aluminum Schertler tuners makes this a light and responsive guitar with great dynamics.

The bolt on neck joins the body at the 20th fret and the back and front contouring at the joint give it an excellent access to all the 24 frets.

The body and the front of the head are stained with a walnut stain and finished with Tru-Oil. The neck is finished in Tung-Oil for a matte, fast and warm feeling.

The pickups might need a few extra words. The goal was a clear but still powerful sound without the typical over wound sound from a distortion type pickup. The bridge pickup is a StarStruck Slugger with its non-adjustable pole pieces and rather aggressive tone with a solid bottom, while the neck pickup is a more traditional pickup with slightly higher output. To match the bare look of the guitar the pickups are cast into a custom made, wooden textured cover, a StarStuck Pickups exclusive.

The pickups and bridge routs are rounded over to give the impression that the pickups and bridge are melting down into the surface

Design - Peter Naglitsch NorthStar

Body - Swamp Ash

Neck - Laminated maple with graphite reinforcements

Fretboard - Ebony

Scale Length - 25,5"

Pickups

Bridge:StarStruck Slugger

Neck: StarStruck PAF+

Tuners - Schertler

Tremolo - Schaller original Floyd Rose

Sadel - Earvana locking nut

Controls - Vol/Tone, 3-switch

Frets - Jumbo

Fretmarkers - non on front, MOP on the side

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The guitars main presentations page

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-- Helios --

Build Thread -- Project S906

This is the first prototype of the S9 series. I have changed some things since this one was built

S906 #1 (Helios) is a Maple/Cocobolo neck attached to a super thin Sapele/Exotic topped body with hipshot parts and custom pickups.

Neck : Maple/Cocobolo

Fretboard : Cocobolo

Scale : 25.5

Frets : 24

Body : Sapele/Spalted Flame Maple (33mm)

Tuners : Locking

Pickups : Diablo Humbuckers

Bridge : Hipshot

Electronics : 1 Push/Pull Volume

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Here's my latest build for myself. I'm an avid guitar synth user with my cover band. I just upgraded to the new Roland GR-55 synth. It came with another GK-3 Pickup. I needed another guitar to mount it on. I'm keeping several of mine without a hex pickup. I'm an old school hot rodded strat player at heart so I wanted to keep this as more of a Old School Charvel style hard tail. With a good bit of tonal character. Here are the specs.

Neck:

Bird's Eye Maple

Honduras Rosewood Skunk stripe

Ebony Fingerboard

12" radius

Stainless steel fret wire

22 frets

Bone Nut

Grover Mini Rotomatic machines

Body:

Honduras Mahogany (2pc)

Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Hand wound P-90(A5, 42awg, 9.5k)

Hand wound Humbucker (A5, 43awg, 13.5k)

250k Volume Pot

3 way pickup selector

Roland GK-3 Hex Pickup

Gotoh hard tail bridge

Schaller strap locks

BTW I Refer to this guitar as "The Hog" due to it's Mahogany body...

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Mockingbird mkII

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BODY

Mockingbird shape

sapele base

moderately flamed maple cap

tiger-eye burst top dye

black back dye

faux binding

lacquer finish

NECK

paduk base with sapwood

cream bound 3+3 tiltback headstock

paduk backstrap

walnut faceplate, dyed black

ebony fretboard

hand-made "cloud, sun, and moon" inlays from maple and canarywood

HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS

all chrome hardware

2 Epiphone covered humbuckers

Wilkinson tuners

Kahler tremolo

1 V, 1T, 3-way switch

barrel jack

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back of body & neck

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The Mellowcaster.

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Body:

Crotch Maple Top

African Mahogany Back

Flame Maple cavity Cover

Neck:

Set Claro Walnut

Mexican Rosewood Fretboard

Electronics and hardware:

Seymour duncan hot rails

250k volume and tone CTS pots

All parts extended input jack

Stew Mac Medium Fretwire

Fender tuning pegs

Jap bridge

Plays like butter and has awesome sustain, and was a joy to build!

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PRS copy:

neck: wenge + ebony

25" menzura

body: sipo mahagoni and maple top

planet waves tuners

gotoh bridge

kent armstrong pick-ups

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Barnstormer SC

In this guitar, and others of the same name, I try to blend the aesthetics and feel of vintage aircraft with those of the barns that they might have performed stunts over in the grand "barnstorming" days of the early 20th century. Those stunts occasionally resulted in a more literal blending of these two elements, and if you could record such an event, it might sound like this:

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Body is buckeye, with an arched, beech barnwood top. Neck is walnut and cucumbertree, with a persimmon fretboard.

Pickups are Seymour Duncan '59 with distressed metal covers

Hipshot baby grand bridge, bakelite pickguard,

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Heavily distressed finish on back and sides,

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Hipshot Classic tuners

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back of headstock

Neck joint detail

other side

controls

control cover

Looks nice and rough, but feels and plays slick as a slug.

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Rinker Guitars - "R5"

My own design (a fancy les paul jr.)

Follow the "Build #5" link in my signature.

Body - Mahogany

Tops - Rosewood, Sapele, Spruce

Neck - Mahogany

Fingerboard, headplate, pickguard, heelcap - Rosewood

PUP - Seymour Duncan P-90 "phat cat"

Bridge - Tone Pros wraparound

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