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Guitar Of The Month - March 2017

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month contest for March 2017!

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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Afterimage Guitars - HM6 "Halcyon"

Built as an experiment to see how far I could get using as much low cost componentry and hardware store timber as possible, this instrument contains many of the same construction features as its more exotic bigger brothers, such as a carbon fibre reinforced neck and a comfortable, ergonomic body shape. Extensive use of chambering and a thinner body (38mm) has reduced the overall weight of the guitar down to a paltry 2.5kg. While this could possibly be classed as a "Lite" version of the HM series in more ways than one, the result is still a solid player capable of standing out in  a crowd.


  • Scale length - 25"
  • Neck - 3 piece Tasmanian Oak with Jarrah pin stripes between the laminations, carbon fibre reinforcement
  • Fretboard - Merbau
  • Frets - Jumbo nickel silver
  • Body - 3 piece Tasmanian Oak with figured Tasmanian Blackwood top.
  • Headless hardware - Low-cost no name hardware in black
  • Pickups - Iron Gear Hot Slag (bridge), Iron Gear Rolling Mill (neck)
  • Electronics - 1x volume, 1x 3 way toggle switch.
  • Finish - Danish oil

Sound sample of the instrument can be downloaded here

Build thread located here.


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Knightro Guitars- Pioneer MS6 "Evil Twin"

Spec Roundup:

  • Sapele body and neck
  • Pau ferro fretboard
  • 25-26" multiscale
  • Custom milled aluminum bridge (courtesy @2.5itim) with Graphtech saddles
  • Elysian Pickups- Tuned Aperture Tele bridge (alnico), Tuned Aperture neck humbucker (alnico/ceramic blend)
  • Hipshot open-gear locking tuners
  • Jescar 47095SS fretwire
  • 3 ply Tortoise pickguard (T/W/B)
  • 1 volume w/parallel-series switch, 1 tone, 3 way toggle
  • Odie's Oil finish




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OK, well already up against some very stiff competition but, heck, why not.  I present to you all Pequeña

It's a piccolo bass, designed and built for our band's bassist, Pete, to allow him to noodle on the sofa or to practice and try out new riffs, without risking the safety of his good lady wife, pets, family or visitors with a flailing full-size bass's 34" neck and headstock :D

It's my 11th scratch build since I started on this crazy but exhilarating hobby.

Main specs and features include:

  • 26" to 25" multi-scale neck, 24 frets, 12" radius
  • 4 strings, tuned at bass tuning but pitched one octave higher (guitar pitch)
  • Sapele and Black Walnut body; Maple neck with central mahogany splice; Snakewood fretboard.
  • Curved top and scalloped back
  • Satin finish with tru-oil 'slurry and buff'
  • Seymour Duncan 'Cool Rails', mid-voiced with coil split option; tone and volume '58 style for maximum tonal palette
  • Magnetic hatch and truss-rod cover access
  • Fitted with flatwound heavy gauge Jazz Guitar Strings
  • Weight: 5lb 14oz

Build thread is here

And here it is:




Thanks for looking :)

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