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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for February 2021!

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.

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Unsure what to write? Have a look around the entry archives for suggestions!

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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.

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Alabarda

Neck, back and sides: hollow monocoque structure in carbon fiber

Top: carbon fiber

Neck shape: thin D

Fingerboard: flat in carbon fiber


Frets: medium nickel silver


Nut: carbon fiber

Dots: aluminium


Machine head: carbon fiber by Heart-Sound 


Bridge: strings-through-body in carbon fiber with steel saddles

Switch: 5 position


Pickups: P90 by Electrical Guitar Company


Knobs: recycled from an old radio

Switch cover: ebony and maple

Weight: Kg 2,710

Scale: 25,1”

 

The Alabarda is the result of a personal sound research constantly in progress, it’s an instrument that comes with the aim of extending the expressive possibilities of the musician. It is loosely based on IsotonaG by Electrical Guitar Company, but adopts a unique design and is hand-forged from a single piece of carbon fiber. Its particular characteristics include: totally hollow structure (body and neck), dynamic and precise response to touch, richness of harmonics, great sustain, stability and resistance to atmospheric agents and temperature changes. Since the neck is maintenance-free, the Alabarda has no truss-rod.

Hi all, we are Taurr Guitars, a small team of people who still believe in new analogue sounds. Based on the idea that the electric guitar world still has a lot to be expressed, we make instruments by having the research of new sonic possibilities as focus, using creative and innovative construction techniques and by making intelligent and functional use of materials. We use carbon fiber, aluminium, wood and fiberglass, taking advantage of the physical and mechanical properties of each individual element. Our, albeit still limited, range of guitars includes instruments with a original design and re-interpretations inspired by traditional guitars that have made history. For our work, in addition to all the necessary tools for handwork, we also use a CNC machine and 3d modeling softwares for the design phase. The seat of our lab is Trapani, Sicily, Italy.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taurrguitars
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taurrguitars

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 An oldie I made years ago.

Jet Jons Jag.

Build here:

SPECS:

3 piece Alder body

Maple Neck, EIR Fretboard 34" scale Tele Headstock

Jag bass redesign by my self.

All redesign, cnc cut by me and finish work by hand.

Finish was done with lacquer and 2 k clear coat.

BadAss 2 bridge,

EMG active pickups w/ three volumes and one tone control

Hipshot tuners, 1 is a Drop D

Banjo Frets, ( He likes them crisp as he places his fingers on the actual fret, the harmonics on this are a beast)

Sorry I lost many pictures in a HD Crash, so this is the best I have at present, had to get the owner to get me some.. LOL!!! Pictures are of the owner John, One gigging in his Brian Adams Tribute band. This thing rocks. The first Bass I ever built. I let John finish sand the hand, arm and belly carve to suit him. He also wanted to spray the color.  LOL!! Now it is one of the new models I will be using.

 

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Yep, I know where is the damn control cover? Jon lost it, so i have to make another one. LOL!!!

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Well, since the mandola narrowly lost last month, and I've been encouraged to re-enter it, here we go:

Here's my 'gDola-1', a guitar bodied mandola. 

Top Wood: Redwood

Back and Sides: Locally milled Cherry

Fretboard: Bloodwood

Headplate/Backstrap/Finger Rest: Macassar Ebony

Finish: Shellac and Tru Oil

Build Thread: 

 

Video (recorded prior to the finishing process, obviously):

 

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