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Guitar Of The Month - May 2014

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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 is this month's favourite.

This contest is open entry for any and all members. The winner(s) receive a featured article placement at the top of the ProjectGuitar.com homepage, default site background wallpaper and privileged member perks across the site (plus a shiny member badge in the forums!). The main ProjectGuitar.com 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 about the last week when public voting open. Polls automatically close at the tick of midnight on the 1st of each month.

Tips and Guidelines

  • Post a maximum of four eight 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....
    • The woods and materials used, especially if there is something unusual in there!
    • Scale length(s) and other specific configuration details
    • Electronics, pickups, etc.
    • Is this your first build, fifth or five-hundredth?
    • A bit of information on your background as a builder helps give context to your build. Knowing whose build is a "first-timer" and those of highly experienced builders can change a voter's mind in the contest. Was it built in the garage, at school, work or in your own shop?
    • A summary of the build's history. Was it built for yourself, friend/family or a client? Did you design the instrument and its specifications or was it built to spec? What were the inspirations behind the instrument and why were various build aspects chosen? Any background on what makes it special, etc. Tell us more about the instrument!
  • 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 seasoned builders to have that disclosure made so there is a more even balance between weekend warriors and grizzled veterans.
  • If you documented your build in the forums, post a link to the thread! Instruments with a build thread tend to attract more votes from the general community.

Unsure what to write? Have a look around the entry archives for suggestions.

If you are unable to link/post photographs or have any other questions about the GOTM contest, either PM me or ask forum members; we're a helpful bunch! In general it is recommended to upload your photos into ProjectGuitar.com Gallery and inserting them using the "My Media" button in the post editor.

This thread is exclusively for entry posts only - any post that is not an entry will be deleted. We love to hear your discussions and opinions on the month's entries whilst the polls are open. Alternatively, head over to that instrument's build thread if one has been made in the entry post.

Good luck to all entrants!


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Ok... It's been forever since I submitted one for GOTM. So, here goes:

Black Limba Paradox


Parable "Paradox" carved top model

25.5" scale
Figured black limba body
3 piece Maple neck with beeswax finish
Bound Ziricote FB with gold MOP offset dot inlays
Figured maple TR cover with "Parable" logo
EVO gold jumbo semi-hemi frets
Seymour Duncan JB1 & SH2N hums (coil tapped)
1 piece TOM bridge
Bone nut
Gotoh tuners
Gold Hardware

More pics in my 2014 build album:

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African Mahogany neckthru
African Mahogany body wings
Indian Rosewood fingerboard

Kahler bridge
Grover tuners
Grover straplocks
Bareknuckle Painkiller Ceramic Set

Switchcraft output jack

Switchcraft selector switch
CTS pot

Coil tap on tone

16" radius
26.125" scale with 24 frets

Logo burned into the headstock with a branding iron
Danish Oil finish

Carved Top





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This is a bent wood Tele style guitar made of interesting local South African woods, including mopane for the top and fingerboard, wild olive for the back and sides, sapele mahogany for the neck and fitted with Kinman AVN 60 Tele pickups and Grover mini locking tuners.

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