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Guitar Of The Month - November 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. The 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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Renk - Siren Prototype

I'll step up as cannon fodder for the more experienced builders. ;)

This was my first completed build. I started it in March after shelving an LP copy build I had botched. Just over a year ago I moved into a place that had room for a shop. I immediately hit the flea markets to equip myself for my life's quest of building guitars. I was reluctant to buy high quality timber for this build, so I worked with what I had on hand, which was some odd dimension mahogany and a maple offcut that could hardly even be described as figured. Where she falls short in looks, she makes up for in playability and sound. I had the pleasure of playing her onstage at a local jam show, and received rave reviews. It was a proud moment in my life.

Since these pictures were taken, I added a 3 way toggle between the 2 volume knobs, which can be seen in the final pic.

Body: Mahogany back, Maple top
Neck: 5 piece Mahogany/Maple laminated construction, curly maple fretboard.
25.5" scale length with a zero fret and a Corian nut
Hipshot Griplock open gear tuners
Hipshot fixed bridge
Dimarzio Evolution(bridge)
Ibanez V8(neck)

3-way toggle
Allparts truss rod

Tru-Oil satin finish

I ran a build thread over at Luthiertalk. It can also be found on my imgur at the following link:

Thanks for looking!








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Bionic Pink Tele

o Dyed Southern (swamp) Ash back & Flame Maple top, Wilkinson trem, 2 pc maple neck with a thin D back profile, 16 radius fret board 1 11/16 nut, Grover locking tuners

o 25.5 scale

o Dimarzio Tone zone & fast track pickup 500k pot 3 way toggle

o This is my 8th full guitar I’ve cut finished &made about 30 bodies & 20 necks before been building for 2 years

o I’m a small time builder, don’t make any money doing it…but I’m TOTALLY ADDICTED…BEST THEREPY EVER…Its all I think about lately, I have a small home here in South Florida & my garage has become my shop…My wife love it! LOL

o I Love Dimarzio pickups & I love teles so I’ve made a bunch of super strats & now it was time to make a tele & I figured why not make a super tele…I have built a few guitars for people that have paid me, didn’t make any money doing it but figure it would get my name out there…I know I need to come up with a headstock design but it’s hard to beat Fender…I am addicted to old school strat head charvels& I try to replicate what they did….my Facebook page is facebook.com/funkguitarsusa…Please like it won’t you?





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