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Guitar Of The Month - August 2020

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for August 2020!

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!

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Just to clear up any confusion

7 hours ago, JGTay said:

This was my 4th build,

I was building two other guitars at the same time, my daughters pink guitar which was shown in the build thread and finished shortly after this one and also the red one in my profile pic, which is still to be finished at some point in the future... 

So the Oak hollow body was actually my 4th completed build 😊

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Hey there! 

This is The Corona Bird!

You can read all about the build process here:



1-piece obeche/ayouz body and neck construction


Bigsby B5 vibrato


black reflector knobs


Black plastic pickguard with Silver Onion logo

Black plastic truss rod cover encrypted as “The Corona bird”

Traditional curved single acting truss rod with maple cap

Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch


Switchcraft long jack


Belden/ vintage pushback guitar wire

Emerson Pro 500k long split shaft pots


Orange drop .022μF capacitors


Seymour Duncan SM-2b bridge minihum


Nick Silver Blue Moonlight alnico 2 neck p90 “Elias Zaikos” model.


GMI - Halon guitars 1060 steel bridge with self-lubricating brass saddles

GMI/ Halonsteel bridge posts


GMI/ Halon  heavy knurled brass thumbwheels


Hand - selected by tap tone Indian Rosewood fretboard

white plastic fretboard binding


black plastic side dot markers


Pearl dot markers 7mm


Dunlop aluminum strap holders


24.625” scale


12” radius


Bone nut


Steinberger tuners (finally here)


Nitro finish “hammerite green metallic”

light relic


Pyramid .10-.38 pure Nickel strings

And here is a video to showcase the tones!










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