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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for June 2019!

ProjectGuitar.com's Guitar Of The Month contest is a showcase for members to exhibit their creations and to vote on their favourites. The contest is open entry for any and all members, new or old. Winner(s) receive a featured article at the head of the ProjectGuitar.com homepage and elevated member status. ProjectGuitar.com receives tens of thousands of unique visitors monthly; Guitar Of The Month is a great way to showcase your creations to the world!

Submissions are open throughout the month with public voting open in the last week. Polls close on the first weekend of each month.

Lastly, if you didn't win a previous month's Guitar Of The Month contest, you are encouraged to enter your build again the next month for a maximum of three consecutive months. Sometimes one entry just hits it out of the park and eclipses everything!

Tips and Guidelines

  • Upload a maximum of eight photos for the instrument in your post
  • Ensure that your guitar has a name otherwise we'll make one up 😉
  • 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 own background as a builder helps give context to your build.
    • 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?
  • Posting a link to your guitar-building website, Photobucket, Facebook, etc. is fine, even if it is your business. In the spirit of fairness towards less experienced builders, we encourage professional builders to consider whether their entries constitute being "fair".
    • Commercial "standard" models are not a valid entry, guys....Guitar Of The Month is about unique and characterful builds, not rubber-stamped production units!
  • We reserve the right to pull entries that are thinly-guised adverts; ProjectGuitar.com is about community, sharing build processes and the exchange of ideas - not a vehicle for adverts by members that don't engage with the community.
  • If you documented your build in the forums, post a link to the thread; instruments with a build thread shared tend to attract more votes from the general community. In our experience this is the biggest attractor of votes.
  • ProTip: Voters vote with their ears as well as their eyes....if you have any soundclips of the instrument or even a YouTube video, do post it! Everybody loves to look at beautiful instruments, but hearing them demo'ed is 10x as important.


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


If you have any questions about the contest, either PM me or ask forum members; we're a helpful bunch!

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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This was my first build. I have refinished several guitars in the past, but this is the first one where I built the body. I am a visual artist primarily, but I have always found satisfaction playing music, be it drums or guitar. Here is the story behind the Jazzmeister:

The shape is based on a Fender Jazzmaster- I just shortened the body down by 1/2". The body is solid mahogany salvaged from an old bed headboard; two 3/4" pieces were sandwiched together & glued, then cut on a bandsaw. It is finished with 8 coats of tung oil and the natural tones of the wood came through nicely.  Amazing that the original antique headboard was made with solid 16" wide mahogany! The pickups were discovered in an old Univox strat copy- they turned out to be Seymour Duncans from 1985 and they sound clear and warm. The pickguard is made from a piece of perforated aluminum from an 1870 fanning mill (antique farming implement). The 3-way switch and tone/volume pots were salvaged from previous projects. I decided to go with a tune-o-matic bridge because I love the feel when my right hand rests on the bridge when picking. The neck is a generic strat neck 25.5" scale that I found on Kijiji- the radius looks like 12". I am happy to say that the whole thing has cost me less than $100 CAD, mostly because I had stuff laying around. It plays really nicely and sounds great. It was a satisfying experience that I plan on doing again sometime. Check out my artist website: http://stevenwhite.ca/site/





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Well I figured I'd enter the newly finished V seeing as the 3.2 was obliterated by @mistermikev in the last round, and fairly so. I couldn't of finished the wiring for this one or the last one without his help, so couldn't have lost to a better bloke.  

This one is called The Goblin, built for my buddy Ollie (aka The Goblin) and is now in his possession - I'll get him to film a demo video next time we're in the studio. The brief was a "flying V that's like my custom 24..." So it has PRS scale, neck carve as close to the Pattern Thin carve as I could get and with the same pickup switching, control layout as close as can be given the shape.

Build thread: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/49564-build-7-ollies-neckthrough-flying-v/

Top wood: Flamed maple and faux binding
body/neck-through: American black walnut and maple veneer tapered laminates
Control cover: flamed maple
headstock: Flamed maple with faux binding and Indian ebony inlay, Indian ebony truss rod cover
fretboard: Indian ebony with flamed maple binding, MOP skull inlay and 4mm mop dots. Black side dots over binding
scale: 25"
Frets: 24 medium jumbo nickel silver
 - Body: blue burst water based stain with satin poly clear coat
 - Neck: Danish oil
Bridge: Schaller roller bridge, hardtail
Tuners: Sperzel trim lock 3x3
Nut: Graphtec, 43mm
Pickups: PRS 57/08 neck, HFS bridge
pickup selection:
 1. Bridge hum
 2. bridge hum + neck single
 3. bridge hum + neck hum
 4. bridge single coil and neck single coil
 5. neck hum
Controls: 1 vol w/treble bleed, 1 tone and fender 5-way super switch, ebony switch tip and lampshades
Weight: 7lb 10oz














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