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Guitar Of The Month - Sept 2015

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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. Winner(s) receive a featured article at the head of the ProjectGuitar.com homepage, a photo posting to our Facebook and elevated member status. ProjectGuitar.com receives thousands of unique visitors monthly; GOTM is a great way to showcase your creation to the world!

Submissions are open throughout the month until about the last week when public voting opens. Polls close on the 1st of each month.

!!NEW!! 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.

Tips and Guidelines

  • Post a maximum of eight photos for the instrument using the site's file uploader.
  • 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 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!

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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Here is another build of mine. Another JAT model. I call this one "Under Pressure". 

Specs are:

Top: Flame Maple

Body: Sapele

Neck: Ziricote

Fretboard: Ziricote with JE Guitars "Heartbeat" inlay

Pickups: 2 Humbuckers with Zebra Bobbins. Hand wound by yours truly. 16.3k in the bridge, 12.4k in the neck. 

Electronics: CTS pots with .999 pure silver wire for wiring as silver is best conductor of electricity, shielded by copper tape, red button is killswitch.

Cavity Covers: Flame Maple, easy access, held on with neodynium magnets

Bridge: Hipshot

Tuners: Hipshot Grip Lok

Nut: Graphite Hand cut by Myself





Hope you enjoy!


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Okey, so this is my first entry here. Been playing guitar for about 14 years now, since that day i have been dreaming about building my own instruments! about a year ago i took the big leap into this addictive hobby, this is my second guitar build so far. Let's call this one "Olympus"

This one is a multiscale hollowbody, and it's built for my personal use. 


Scale: 25,5 - 26,5

Body: three piece sandwich with top and bottom in flamed maple, middle piece is red alder. bindings made of claro walnut and black and white ebony with abalone purfling front and back. soundhole bindings is black ABS with abalone purfling.

Neck: flamed maple with black and white ebony fretboard, claro walnut binding and abalone purfling. Headstock inlay made of polished brass with abalone leaves

Pickups: 2 humbucker pickups, Lundgren "Smooth operator" (neck) and Lundgren "The one" (bridge)

Bridge: ABM 3210G

Tuners: Gotoh

Electronics: CTS pots, one volume and one tone, switchcraft pickup selector.

Finish: Olympic white transtint (Nitro) 


Build thread: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/48126-multiscale-hollowbody-build/















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