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Guitar Of The Month - December 2019

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for December 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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Shiverguitar "JUPITER"

Body : Yew 
Back Body : Walnut frisé
Neck : Maple roasted
Fingerboard : Ebony
Capo : Bone & Brass
Tailpiece : Mahogany sapele 
Machine heads : Kluson
Frets : Medium, Sintoms
Pickups : Duesemberg Ph90 Single twin.
Paint : Oil paint & Wax 
Rough level : Middle level.







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  • 2 weeks later...

My very first build. My take on the David Gilmour strat.

Name: Mr. G

MJT Strat body

2008 Mexican strat neck, maple with rosewood fret board

Neck P/U Fender Fat 50

Middle P/U Fender Custom Shop '69

Bridge P/U Seymour Suncan SSL-5

Finish is all Stew Mac nitro. For once I was super patient and let the guitar cure for about four weeks. Some tiny scratches in the lower bout, but otherwise I'm proud of my first one.

The parts for the next are already purchased. Thanks for looking!





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I read the rules of the contest and I understood I can present my guitar again. If there is no possible you can delete the post.

Name of the guitar: "Warrior Extreme Camo"


Body: Swamp ash & Wallnut & Maple & Ebony

Top: Poplar burl

Fingerboard: Exotic ebony

Inlays: 6 mm MOP dots

Frets: 24 Jumbo

Scale: 25.5"

Pegheadf veneers: Front/Poplar burl  Rear/Wallnut

Joint type: Glued on

Bridge: Schaller Lockmeister Floyd rose system

Tuner machines: Schaller

Pick ups: Tokaa brand (handmade in Spain)

Pots: CTS 1 Tone, 1 Volume

Finish: Polyurethane

Link to the whole build here in the forum: 












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