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Guitar Of The Month October 2021

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Welcome to the Guitar Of The Month entry for October 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.


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.

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Hi everyone, 

This is my guitar, Ulysses. It's named after the electric blue butterflies of the same name that live in the past of Australia I grew up in, North Queensland.

It's the first build I've done completely on my own (I've done one before in a 5 day course) 

It's got 2 custom wound P-90, humbucker sized pickups made by a chap in Perth, Western Australia. There's a Schaller Signum bridge, Gotoh locking tuners and a 25" scale length. All the timbers are Australian; Tasmanian Blackwood for the main body, Tasmanian Oak for the front, Queensland maple on the neck and an aussie something something that I can't remember what it was for the fret board. 

I became a dad at the start of 2020, and had my normal share of adjustment headaches and stresses that everyone gets with being a first time parent, plus throwing in the pandemic and some unfavourable work changes and my mental health was starting to struggle a bit towards the middle of 2020. I decided to start on a guitar again to give myself something just for me to focus on; and something I'd dreamt of doing again 5 years after the course. The guitar was built over about 15 months by nibbling away during afternoon naps, evenings and the odd afternoon on a weekend. 

Here is a link to my build thread. 








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The Annapolitan Elephant

Built in my laundry room/shop, its my third build overall -- and the first bass attempt. 

Full 34" scale length with a Musicman style pickup. Since I'm a novice and still figuring out the basics I used mostly generic/non-name hardware and spent most of the budget on more tools. Despite the "affordable" parts I think it sounds great, surprisingly bright.

The body & headstock shapes are my own design, refined from my "Teetotaler" guitar design. The overall specs match pretty closely with a modern Fender P-bass - my interests are more in aesthetic design and the woodworking rather than trying to trail-blaze new, ground-breaking specs. No chance of me stumbling on that anyway. :)

Ash body, maple neck and fingerboard, with walnut inlays. Body is stained using Rit Golden-yellow dye and finished with Minwax polycrylic clear gloss. The neck and fretboard are finished with TruOil.







The build thread is here:

Thanks for checking it out!

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My fourth build, "the Ochre Owl" or "Carrot", can't decide which is better. :D

25.5" scale superstrat


Ash body, flame maple top, flame maple control cover, ebony board, Schaller tuners and bridge, EMG 85/60, pretty normal stuff.

Satin oil finish, alcohol dyes.


My fourth build so far, I wanted to push myself further with this. First tilted headstock, binding. Took some inspiration from Blackmachine B2 model.

Neck profile is stolen from ESP Horizon, board is 10"-14" compound radius.


Build thread:


Sound (and visuals):










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