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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for August 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 the moderator team 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 kick off this month then. My 6th and favourite build to date. 

Top wood: Carved Ziricote 18mm
body: 1-piece black limba 29mm
Control cover: black limba
Neck: 1-piece blank limba, 20mm D from nut to 17th fret
headstock: Ziricote with white mop inlay
fretboard: Ziricote, MOP 2-headed snake thing inlay plus 2mm white mop dots and mop side dots and Ziricote binding
scale: 25"
Frets: 24 medium jumbo nickel silver
 - Body: natural satin poly clear coat
 - Neck: Danish oil
Bridge: PRS adjustable stoptail
Tuners: Sperzel trim lock 3x3 chrome/gold
Nut: Graphtec, 43mm
Pickups: PRS 57/08 neck, HFS bridge
pickup selection: 3-way toggle + individual coil splits
Controls: 1 vol w/treble bleed, 1 tone and switchcraft toggle, ebony lampshades, ivory style pickup rings and switch-tip
Weight: 8 lb 4oz

Build thread: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/49493-hi-starting-building-6/

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Not in-it-to-win-it, but here is my first ever completed build.


Top / Control Cover: English Walnut

Body: 1 piece Poplar

Neck: 1 piece Khaya

Fretboard: Baked Maple, 10” Radius, Green Clay Dot Markers

Frets: 22 medium jumbo, nickel

Headstock Cap: Burled Elm

Scale: 24.75”

Bridge/Machine Heads: Gotoh

Pickup: Monty’s Guitars J90 (superb pickup)

Plate: Copper (made by Indra Guitars, Hastings UK)

Wiring Harness: James’ Home of Tone pre-wired LPJ

Weight: Bugger-all - the poplar was the weight of a frisbee...

Finish: Crimson Guitars high build penetrating finishing oil, gold grain fill, green stain: “What if 6 really was 9” but local paint maker 








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