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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for March 2019!

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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AISHA by" Shiver Guitar "



Body:  Black Limba

BackTop: Cherry Wood

Neck:  Padouk 

Fingerboard: Italian Walnut

Radius 14"

Tailpiece: Maple and Padouk

Nut: Bone and Brass

Pickup cover: Zircote

Pick ups: Single Coils




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Well, after a month of so's delay, I present to you my lightweight 4 string 34" bass, "Great Scott!"

The reason for the name can be found both in the build thread:


and this post here:



Basic spec is:

  • 34" scale 4 string bass
  • Poplar burr top, swamp ash back, maple /walnut neck, maple fretboard, ebony blocks
  • Luminlay side markers
  • Aero P / J pickups
  • Master vol, master tone, blend
  • Magnetic fixings for control chamber and trussrod cover
  • Knobs made from body woods
  • Finish - mixed stains, tru-oil slurry and buffed (body), Danish oil (neck)
  • Final playing weight sub 6 3/4 lbs 

I'm a hobby builder and embarked on my first foray into woodworking around 6 years ago.  I build for my own use, fellow band members, friends, family and occasional commissions such as this one.  I've built bass guitars, electrics and acoustics over that time.

Not the smoothest of builds, but got there in the end!

In recent years I've been trying to challenge the often surprised statement when an non-player picks up a guitar or bass for the first time, "Gosh - why are they SO heavy???"

So this one (and nor are the other electrics and basses I've built recently) isn't :) 


So here is "Great Scott!"  (and he really is, by the way)







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