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Guitar Of The Month - December 2013

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ProjectGuitar.com's Guitar Of The Month contest is a showcase for all members to exhibit their creations and to vote on whose if this month's favourite.

This contest is open entry for any and all members. The winner(s) receive featured article placement on the front page of the site, a photo as the default site wallpaper and privileged member perks across the site (plus a shiny badge). The main Project Guitar site sees thousands of unique visitors from around the Internet so show off your work for the world to see!

Submissions are open throughout the month until the last seven days when public voting open. Polls automatically close at the tick of midnight on the 1st of each month.

Contest Guidelines

  • Post a maximum of four of your best photos for each guitar entered.
  • Ensure that your guitar has a name otherwise one will be given to it :)
  • List additional descriptive information specific to the build (for example woods, scale length, electronics, whether it is your first build, etc.)
  • Posting a link to your guitar-building website, Photobucket, Facebook, etc. is fine, even if it is your business. In the spirit of fairness we encourage instruments made by individuals rather than manufacturers!
  • Tell us more about the instrument! Why you chose various build aspects, any background on what makes it special, etc.

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This thread is exclusively for entry posts only - any post that is not an entry will be deleted. Traditionally the month's entries are discussed once polls open or within each instrument's build thread if one has been made.

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My take on Ola Strandberg's Boden model. I had to look into the total ergonomic guitar eventualy, so taught Id try my hand at what I consider to be the absolute best example of the breed. With some minor changes to better suit my own design considerations.


Single piece black walnut back. Quilted maple top with Wenge skunk stripe.

chambered where possible.


Trapazoid profile.

5 piece multi laminate headless.

Birds eye maple, 2 Wenge pinstripes & a hard Ash central core.

2 way truss rod.

Wenge fret board, Abalone dot markers, nylon side dots.

Bone nut.

12-14 inch multi radius.

Bolt on.


2K poly, polished to high gloss on body. 2k Poly satin finish on neck.


2X Dimarzio humbuckers (Pafjoe & Mojoe)

1Xvol 1X tone. 3 way toggle. 2X micro switches.

ABM tail piece & head piece. Tone pros TOM bridge.





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Here is my second guitar i built

KLOSE GUITARS - Tele #002 - Nashville Tele

Based on Tele specs

25.5'' scale length

Body: Oregon Pine (3 piece), the back of the body is a sapele veneer

Fretboard: Birds eye maple

Neck: 5 piece laminated maple and african paduak

Tuners: wilkinson vintage tuners

Bridge: wilkinson tele bridge brass 3 saddle


B - Tonerider vintage plus tele

M - Tonerider pure vintage strat middle

N - Tonerider vintage plus tele

Wiring: 5 way strat wiring with tone and volume

graphtech nut

Finish Nitro cellulouse on neck and body

Scratcplate: Plywood with sapele veneer stained dark





and here is a video of me playing it;

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FRANCINE aka the evil B.

Body..............black limba

Top................cursed ziricote

Neck..............padouk/mahogany/padouk extra long tenon

Fretboard.......macassar ebony

HS cap..........cursed ziricote

Frets..............SS jumbo


Tuners...........Gotoh deltas

Bridge............Shaller Hannes

Pickups..........Klein Jazzy Cats

Finish.............nitro on the body and headstock cap, danish oil on the neck and fb

build thread: http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/topic/47317-not-your-mommas-strat/






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Guitar specifications:

- Number of frets: 22

- 24.562" scale length
- ABS binding on body and neck
- Mother of pearl diamond inlays
- Bull bone nut
- Flamed maple top AAAAA
- Body and neck wood: African bubinga
- Fretboard wood: ebony
- Body-neck joint: glued on
- Electrónics: Gibson 500T (bridge) and Gibson 496R (neck)
- Tunerheads: Grover rotomatic locking system
- Tune O' matic bridge and tail piece:Tone pros
- Finish: Nitrocellulose

My Project evolution step by step from beginning to end


This guitar is a trubute to Matthias Jabs lead guitarrist from the scorpions and in my opinión what makes it unique is the combination of modern and agressive design in contrast with the classicism given by the beauty of the woods.

Juan Carlos

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