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  1. Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for February 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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    Guitar Of The Month - January 2019

    Oops! Sorry @ginner; your entry came in just after the vote was opened. We'll roll this one over to Feb.
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    January 2019

    ZekeB, "Mako I" "Here we go. Big thanks to the ProjectGuitar.com family for helping me through it. This is the Mako I Wood - Honduras mahogany body, figured maple top, macassar ebony fretboard Scale Length - 25.5" Compound Radius - 12"-15.6" Pickups - Tom Anderson pickups H2, SF, SFR (neck) 10 position Freeway Blade switch Master Volume & Tone Pots Push/Pull volume pot to act as a kill switch (standby switch) Schaller Non-Tremelo Bridge This is my 1st build. I've done other wood work but nothing to this scale. Spent about a year reading, researching, and designing before going after it. I built it in my garage starting with a few tools. As it progressed I accumulated more and tried different things before moving forward. Some worked, some really didn't, haha. I had an idea of what it was going to be and I didn't think I would break from that plan but I was pleasantly surprised it changed it so much. As I built it kind of took on its own character and I just went with it. It definitely took longer to change things but on the artistic side its a lot more pleasing to let the design take its own course. The other element was how it played. I'm much more a musician than a luthier and I'm really happy how well that turned out. Sounds nice and smooth with plenty of ringing sustain, some great flexibility, and low consistent action. The original idea was to take all the elements I love from other guitars and make something unique with all those variables. I feel I was pretty successful in that regard. I really enjoyed the whole process and this definitely won't be my last build. Thanks! ---- Komodo - "'66 Korina Super Sport" Of course the date is fictional, except it was the year -I- was manufactured and the touchstone for this guitars aesthetic. My goal was a vintage looking and very modern playing muscle car of a guitar. As a player it is easily my favorite, with the wood combo it has sustain for days, and action is fast. Bridge tones are thick and edgy, cleans sound super chimey on either pickup but the center position is amazing. 25” scale Korina / white limba body Pau Ferro neck with Macassar ebony fretboard and MOP dots Gotoh tremolo and tuners Seymour Duncan SH-11 bridge pickup, A2 14k, added nickel cover Seymour Duncan Black Winter neck pickup, ceramic 16k parallel, added custom nickel cover Volume and tone, both pickups have split switch, the bridge also pulls some low-end from the second coil and retains most humbucking. Switches are Honeywell 6AT2 SPDT used in military aircraft. $90 minis! (these were $5 used on ebay). Toggle has custom smoke / fire plate. CTS pots are sporting oxblood “Klon” knobs on them. The finish is nitro, the body was put in a deep freezer for a few days then pulled into a warm room to produce crazing and checking. The hardware was all new and shiny, it was dinged and rubbed with steel wool and sandpaper, and fumed with muriatic acid to produce a heavy relic finish. Neither the clear nitro or hardware was intended to look like a naturally aged instrument but more of a fictitious barn find. I do not have to worry about scratching this one as it only gets better! ---- Gallery Mako I '66 Korina Super Sport
  4. Need another peek at this month's entries? Click HERE! Welcome to the ProjectGuitar.com Guitar Of The Month voting round! The winner of each month's Guitar Of The Month contest gets front page placement on the main ProjectGuitar.com website, privileged member status, a photo feature on our Facebook page, plus an (all-important) shiny member profile badge. Good luck to this month's entrants....as usual, discuss your voting choice and opinions about the entries this month in this thread....however don't let any discussion in this thread sway your vote! Polls will close automagically after a week - as always, this thread is for open for discussion on the month's entries!
  5. Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for January 20189! 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!
  6. ProjectGuitar.com

    Guitar Of The Year 2018 vote

    Need another peek at this year's winners? Andyjr1515, "Swift Lite" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/january-2018-r79/ Technology4Musicians, "(H)851-6" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/february-2018-r81/ Andyjr1515, "Swift Lite 2" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/march-2018-r82/ ScottR, "Stripy" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/may-2018-r83/ verhoevenc, "Model 1 archtop" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/june-2018-r84/ mistermikev, "The Pic-a-low" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/july-2018-r85/ ScottR, "Greg's guitar" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/august-2018-r86/ Crafty, "Midnight Special" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/september-2018-r87/ Andyjr1515, "Leftovers" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/october-2018-r88/ Skyjerk, "The Root Beer Float" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/november-2018-r89/ mistermikev, "Delta Cloud" http://www.projectguitar.com/guitar_of_the_month/december-2018-r90/
  7. ....aaaaand it's that time of the year again! Heading into 2019 we've got a decision to make. Which of 2018's Guitar Of The Month winners will be crowned Guitar Of The Year? You decide! The vote is open until the end of January, so make you vote well-considered and moreover make it count!
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    December 2018

    Name: Delta Cloud - becaus it's a slide guitar and it has cloud inlays. build thread here: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/49382-delta-cloud-getting-close-anyway "The woods and materials used, especially if there is something unusual in there!" Nothing unusual. One piece "A.... frican mahogany" body, and flame maple neck were sourced locally. Fretboard, headstock overlay, pickguard, and tailpiece (all gaboon) were from allenguitar.com 1/8" flamed maple top from evilbay. MOP "pendant" headstock inlay Pearloid fretboard markers and binding Dual action truss rod TUSQ nut "Scale length(s) and other specific configuration details" 25" scale length, no radius, 23 frets. 1.75" wide at the nut, approx .80 thick at the 1st and .90 at the 12. Low medium fret-wire, counter-sunk bridge. Set neck construction, body is fully hollow with a block under the bridge. Just over 5lbs fully assembled. "Electronics, pickups, etc." 4 x 90mm lipsticks - 4.1 Ohms. A 3 way toggle, a 6-pole-4-throw rotary, two volumes (Bourns) and a grease bucket tone control with bypass via push/pull. LP/master-tone wireup with a twist - 6 different modes for the 3 way; 1) outside coils single, 2) inside coils single, 3) outside vs inside parallel, 4) bridge vs neck parallel, 5) outside vs inside series and 6) bridge vs neck series "Is this your first build, fifth or five-hundredth?" This is my first 6 string, and 2nd scratch build ever. (editor: second build, second GOTM win also!) "A bit of information on your own background as a builder helps give context to your build." I worked at a cabinet shop in high school and solid surface/laminate cabs 20 years ago. I have assembled/finished quite a few guitars before. I do a lot of diy electronics. "Was it built in the garage, at school, work or in your own shop?" I have a humble garage... thank you to my wife for parking in the driveway and my neighbors for not complaining! "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?" I owned a 90's u2 reissue and always regretted selling it. I built this for me, to scratch my 'slide itch'. AFA design, I built a simple photoshop doc where I used fret2find (projectguitar!) and my humble photoshop skills to make my own plan. "What were the inspirations behind the instrument and why were various build aspects chosen? Any background on what makes it special?" My requirements were: 'something that would feel a lot like my old dano', but better materials, and to leave my mark on it. I also had a goal to challenge my self with more complicated inlays, set neck, angled headstock, and binding. Additionally, just wanted to say that I'm very greatful to be a part of this community! Your input directly contributed to details like how to join my 'super-thin' top, getting my finish right(somewhat), and more. Thank you so much to Andyjr1515, ScottR, Curtisa, Skyjerk, Mr Natural, Norris, Komodo, Lwguitar, Guitar Goomba, ShatnersBassoon, 2.5itim for guidance, encouragement, comiseration and/or just responding to my build posts! Video demo here:
  9. Need another peek at this month's entries? Click HERE! Welcome to the ProjectGuitar.com Guitar Of The Month voting round; the last spot for the prestigious title of Guitar Of The Year 2018 is up for grabs! The winner of each month's Guitar Of The Month contest gets front page placement on the main ProjectGuitar.com website, privileged member status, a photo feature on our Facebook page, plus an (all-important) shiny member profile badge. Good luck to this month's entrants....as usual, discuss your voting choice and opinions about the entries this month in this thread....however don't let any discussion in this thread sway your vote! Polls will close automagically after a week - as always, this thread is for open for discussion on the month's entries!
  10. The dust would play havoc, not to mention the beer all over the place.
  11. Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for December 2018! 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!
  12. Need another peek at this month's entries? Click HERE! Welcome to the ProjectGuitar.com Guitar Of The Month voting round! The winner of each month's Guitar Of The Month contest gets front page placement on the main ProjectGuitar.com website, privileged member status, a photo feature on our Facebook page, plus an (all-important) shiny member profile badge. Good luck to this month's entrants....as usual, discuss your voting choice and opinions about the entries this month in this thread....however don't let any discussion in this thread sway your vote! Polls will close automagically after a week - as always, this thread is for open for discussion on the month's entries!
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    November 2018

    The Root Beer Float "OK, its a stupid name, but I don't have a better one yet and my band mate threw that name out as soon as I brought it to rehearsal 2 weeks ago. The colors do have that vibe, especially in lower light settings. In brighter light (like most of these pix) its more orange looking. Model: 22 Magnum Scale length: 25" Radius: 12" Construction: neck-through-body, 3-piece laminate neck, carbon fiber reinforcement Body and neck: Bolivian mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) Top and matching headstock: book-matched, quilted big leaf maple Binding: natural (faux binding) Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood Truss rod cover: ebony with MOP inlay logo Inlays: mother-of-pearl and abalone Frets: medium jumbo stainless steel Nut: unbleached bone Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB bridge and 59 neck Tuners: Schaller locking 3x3 Bridge and tailpiece: Tonepros Control cavity cover: Indian Rosewood with magnetic fasteners Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer Guts: CTS 500k pots and Sprague "orange drop" .047 cap HERE is the build thread
  14. Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for November 2018! 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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