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Guitar Of The Month - February 2018

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for February 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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I'll submit my two guitars for this month's selection. Two because if you are going to build one, why not two.  This is my first attempt at building a guitar. All my woodworking experience has been with right angles.  I have only been playing for two years.  There were based on a Gibson J-100 style using mahogany back and sides with sitka spruce top, rosewood fretboard/bridge/headpiece.  I have named them "William" and one will be gifted to my teacher.  I have an unfinished basement I use as a wood shop. Unfortunately, no heat. I chose the plan base on what I thought I could make and learned various techniques from books and Internet videos.  I have attached an audio clip of a friend playing one.







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Hey Guys,

I’m new here in this forum and would like to interduce myself. I’m 33 years old and a hobby headless guitars builder from Germany. Only headless guitars ;-)….why?
It started two years ago as i wanted to play some unhuman solos from kirk hammett. I needed to practice much. In every free minute and everywhere so i built a compact headless guitar with all it takes to do so. That’s how the Travelect was born: Headless E-guitar with built-in amp and speaker. May i introduce to you: Travelect Blood Red




  • Ash Body with cherry wood top
  • Maple neck with ebony fretboard and ergonomic neck profile / 590mm scale lenght
  • Emg bridge pickup / select designed by emg for neck pickup
  • Push/pull knob for pickup selection and switch for internal/external amplifier
  • Internal Amplifier: overdrive, tone and volume
  • 3" Speaker with 2 Watt output

Travelect Blood Red is my sixth build and the fourth of the travelect series. It is my first entry in GOTH, so i will be happy for every feedback i can get.   

On Youtube you can find a shot demonstration of functionality and sound:



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I want to submit the third of three prototypes I made. This is the last one, then I promise you I will not bother you for a while <_<

Here are the specs

name: (H)851-6T
scale length: 26"- 25.5"
number of strings: 6
fingerboard wood: ebony
number of frets: 22 with MOP dot
neck wood: 5 piece laminated padauk/quilted maple/rosewood/quilted maple/padauk
body wood: laminated maple /padauk/zebrano/padauk
top wood: zebrano / padauk with black epoxy resin binding
neck pu: Seymour Duncan '59
bridge pu: Seymour Duncan JB
nut: BLACK Technology for Musicians (H)Nuts
bridge: BLACK Technology for Musicians (H)T Tremolo (new version with micro ball bearings) 

This is my thread

Here are some pics:


Hope You like it.



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