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Guitar Of The Month - November 2016

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entries for November 2016!

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, a photo posting to our Facebook 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 creation to the world!

Submissions are open throughout the month with public voting open in the last week. Polls close on the 1st 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 we encourage instruments made by professional 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 shared tend to attract more votes from the general community.
  • 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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Hi all,

Started building guitars about two years ago and this my third project so far. I wanted to create a guitar with a clean look that shows the true beauty of natural wood.

Build thread: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/48311-third-times-the-charm/

Model: Vortex


25,5 scale neckthru 

Body material: 6 pieces, black limba,purpleheart, wenge and cocobolo

Neck: 9 pieces, flamed maple, purpleheart, snakewood

Fretboard: Cocobolo

Electronics: Seymour duncan invader pickups,

one tone, one volume, three way switch

Control knobs: 3 pieces made from flamed maple, purpleheart and snakewood

Hardware: Schaller 3D6 vintage copper bridge

Schaller locking tuners in vintage copper

Finish: Shellac









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I'm a new member here. Just joined today in fact :-)


This guitar is named "22 Special" (exciting, right?)


Ive just completed a new build a few weeks ago. This is an original unoriginal design, meaning that it was obviously inspired by the Les Paul. There are many things I don't care for about the original Les Paul, but many things that I love as well, so I kept the things I love, and got rid of the things I don't love.

I don't love the bulbousness/roundness of the Les Paul body, so I altered the shape more to my liking

I don't love the 24 5/8" (or 9/16) scale length that they call 24 3/4, so I changed it to 25" scale length. 

I don't love the neck angle that causes the bridge and pickups to be very high off the body so I reduced it

I don't love the heel and lack of,upper fret access so I made it neck-through and made the cutaway deeper.

I love trapezoid inlays, but hate plastic so I used blue paua abalone for the inlays and for my logo on the truss rod cover, which says "Addict" by the way but the lighting angle isn't bringing it out 

I don't love nickel/silver fretwire so I used stainless steel

I don't love ABR1 bridge so I used a Tonepros Nashville.

The neck-through is a 3-piece laminate, all Bolivian mahogany, with carbon fiber reinforcement.

The fretboard is Ebony, the top is flame figure maple, the back wings are also Bolivian mahogany like the neck.

pickups are Seymour Duncan JB and Jazz, the Tuners are Schaller locking tuners. CTS pots and orange drop caps.

It's finished with Nitrocellulose lacquer








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