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Guitar Of The Month - November 2018

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for November 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 present this "Ferrari" Flying-v custom guitar inspired in the guitars that usually plays Rudolph Schenker from Scorpions, one of my favourite guitar players and bands. This guitar is so special for me not only because I love V's and explorers, but for the difficulty of the finish due to the two cameras in the wings of the guitar. She has been a really challenge for me. Hope you like!

You can find more pics of the complete evolution of this and other guitars in the following link: 


Body: Bubinga central block&Spanish cedar wings&AAAA maple top
Neck: European maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard radius: 12”
Frets: Wide high
Scale: 24.75”
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Acrylic “ROCK YOUR LIFE”
Joint type:Glued in

Bridge: Tone pros Tune O’matic
Tuner machines: Gibson 3+3
Pick guard: Aluminum

Neck pick up: N/A
Bridge pick up: Tokaa handmade in Spain
Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone
Finish: Hot Rod Red polyurethane











I add a vídeo that a Scorpions cover band that tested the guitar sent to me, cause I think is interesting in order to hear the guitar. If is not allowed to put this video tell me and I automatically delete it!




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The Root Beer Float :)


OK, its a stupid name, but I dont have a better one yet and my band mate threw that name out as soon as I brought it to rehearsal 2 weeks ago. The colors do have that vibe, especially in lower light settings. In brighter light (like most of these pix) its more orange looking


Model: 22 Magnum

Scale length: 25"

Radius: 12"

Construction: neck-through-body, 3-piece laminate neck, carbon fiber reinforcement

Body and neck: Bolivian  mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)

Top and matching headstock: book-matched, quilted big leaf maple

Binding: natural (faux binding)

Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood

Truss rod cover: ebony with MOP inlay logo

Inlays: mother-of-pearl and abalone

Frets: medium jumbo stainless steel

Nut: unbleached bone

Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB bridge and 59 neck

Tuners: Schaller locking 3x3

Bridge and tailpiece: Tonepros

Control cavity cover: Indian Rosewood with magnetic fasteners

Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer

Guts: CTS 500k pots and Sprague "orange drop" .047 cap


HERE is the build thread














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The Blue Lagoonitar . . . despite it's odd appearance (I enjoy building odd instruments) this critter plays.  Here's a video.

The Blue Lagoonitar Video

What we have here is a, 4-string, tenor, rectangular, resonator guitar featuring a cone cover that is in fact the mutilated hubcap of a 1961 Ford Falcon.  It's painted with Rustoleum's finest "Lagoon Blue" gloss enamel, and the body is from whatever bits and pieces I found lying around the shop. If memory serves (and increasingly it doesn't) the instrument is mostly oak and poplar,

The technical aspects of this blue reso are similar to most other such guitars, with the obvious exceptions being that this one is Rustoleum blue, rectangular, and has the aforementioned mutilated hubcap (not to mention a hand hammered tailpiece carefully crafted from 24-gauge sheet metal).

Here are the deets:

Scale:  25" scale • 15 frets to the body

Body Size:  12" (and change) wide, 19" (and a smidge) long, 4" (and a drop) deep.

Total Instrument Length: 42" (give or take)

Sound Thingies: 9" resonator biscuit cone (Stew Mac house brand . . . no gravy with these biscuits . . . sorry)

Cone Cover: 1961 Falcon (artistically mutilated with my $9, Harbor Freight angle grinder)

Amplification: Internal Piezo Pickup with volume control (Not to be confused with a pizza pickup, which is what Papa John's offered before said Papa got himself banished. The piezo is encased in rubber cement and recessed in the the guitar's center stabilizer. Very little handling noise)

Neck: Mostly oak . . . hand carved and filed to fit my hand (mostly because I didn't have your hand size). Steel reinforced ala the old Stellas.

String Height at Zero Fret: 2.5 mm (or thereabouts)

String Height at 12: 5mm (or so)

Neck width at zero fret: 1.25" (close enough)

Neck Width at body: 1.5" (or damned close to it)

Weight:  Roughly 1/6th that of my dog (about 7.5 lbs)

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