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The Project Guitar.com "Guitar of the Month" contest is a showcase for all the members, so show us your axe in this thread!

This contest is open to any and all members and will be continued each month for a place showing your creation on the homepage!

The winner of course will have his/her guitar featured on the homepage of Project Guitar.com and if you have a website the picture will link directly to it if you so choose (even commercial site's).

If your a forum member you will also be upgraded to a Featured member which allows you to see the Advanced Chat section and download area.

So show us your creation in this thread! You've got till midnite EST the 23rd of April then this thread gets locked and the voting starts!

Any Post that is not an entry will be deleted, feel free to start a new thread to discuss any guitar entered this month

Side note, if you are unable to post a picture you can e-mail one to Brian and it will be posted for you

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i will this month add to contest Jazzmaster replica buit by my father. All plastic and hardware from universaljems.com, homemade alder body, ice blue metallic finish (as my father said :D ...actually in person it is more bright ), sounds great IMO.

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The finishes/specs are:

Dyed green top.

Duplicolor Metalcast Gold on back and neck

Natural Binding

Duplicolor automotive clear top coat

25 fret

25" scale

Lacewood top

Imbuia Body

Purple heart and mahogany set thru neck

Grover Tunmers

Generic Stop tailpiece and TOM

Duncan SH6 set with chrome covers

Push pull pots for phase/series/parell/split wiring

Natural inlays.

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Those are mostly mid process, but do good to show off the woods and finishes

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and i think i'm gonna drop my strat in again.

that's me and my geets, the strat's all the way on the left, the one that looks like a strat :D

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front:

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back:

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blank headstock i cleaned up and put my sig on:

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and my fancy blue strap buttons:

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this was just a custom refinish/clean-up/fixer-upper job i did. it was formerly a laminated, mexican made affinity squier stratocaster. i put the standard (non-adjustable poles) fender p-ups on it, just to get rid of the nasty hum and crappy sounding ones that were on there, re-built the electronics (the same way they were) with better solder joints and whatnot, just to keep it clean, cleared the headstock, bought that alder body off my friend and attached my neck to it (the fretboard was silicon oiled, a special mixture that i worked on with a couple trombone players i know).

the finish was done with minwax clear stain and minwax ebony stain, with a brushed on paint of some sort for the 1/4" outline on the flames. the blue strap buttons were spray painted, 'cause the last finish i had on it was metallic flake blue, so they matched.

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Here's a link to my entry

Korina Dinky

Specs:

Black Limba Body 3 piece (Try and find the joints )

Flame Black Limba Neck

Cocobolo Fingerboard 12" Radius

Recessed Original Floyd Rose R4 Nut

Sperzel non locking tuners

Seymour Duncan Cool Rails Neck Pickup

Seymour Duncan Dimebucker Bridge Pickup

Dunlop 6100 Fretwire

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Hi. I realize everyone's probably already seen this one, but i figured I'd see how it fared in a contest :D This is "Thinskull 1", or TS1. TS1 is an old '80s Kramer Striker. It is a laminated body, which makes carving like this SO much easier, especially since I didn't have my Dremel yet when I did it.

It has a set of Seymour Duncan H/S/S with 5 way switch, 1 volume, 2 tones and a coil tap switch. Floyd Rose II double locking tremolo.

Anyway, here are the pics with some explanation for anyone who hasn't seen it.

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I used razor blades and chisels to carve the black areas down, which left the other areas higher. I used wood putty to build up around the eyes and cheekbones, and also horns coming from the eye sockets up to the top of the skull. I got the crackled finish by painting the whole thing black, then clear coating it. I then used gray primer over the clear coat and it seperated leaving all these cool gashes in it. (It's something I did by accident once, but remembered the results.) Then a final coating of clear. The neck is also painted black and buffed to a good shine.

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For the headstock "Thinskull" logo, I printed out THINSKULL at the right size and font, then I cut the letters out. I used Elmer's glue and dripped it on each letter until it filled the letter to the edge. After that was dry, I glued it to the headstock and painted it red. I really like the contour of it. I'm really starting to dislike flat surfaces B)

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I had to do a good bit of sculpting on this one because I had the 5-way switch and coil tap switch to make way for. On TS2, I just covered them all up :D

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Well, there ya go. Thanks for looking :D

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Why is this topic on page 2... BUMP :D

OK, when I'm here bumpin I might aswell post an entry for may...

Alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard fretted with jumbo frets.

Ibanez edge tremolo, EMG / Select pickups.

The "inlays" on the head and fretboard and the cavity covers are some kind of acryllic (spelling?) plastic.

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Here's my entry for the month of May. Here are the specs:

Body: Black Limba

Top: Quilted maple with a black/blue burst

Neck: Bolivian rosewod

Fingerbaord: Brazillian rosewood

Binding: Indian Rosewood w/5 ply purfling on body, fingerbaord, and headstock

Bridge: TonePros tune-o-matic with ebony string-through tailpiece

Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB bridge and 59 neck

Finish: Nitrocellulose on body only. Bare wood neck for that rosewood feel!

Switching: Master Volume, Master Tone, and a 5-way:

1. Bridge humbucker

2. Outer coils

3 Bridge and Neck humbuckers

4. Inner coils

5. Neck humbucker

A push/pull knob on the Tone puts the circuit into series/parellel for each position. Great selection of useable tones.

Here are the pics:

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For more pictures visit my website: Blue Electric #010

Here is a page with some construction pictures: Blue Electric #010 construction process

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Here is my entry for Guitar of the month.

This is my first build.

A little something for the surf crowd.

You can see my site Here

Body: Ash

Neck: Maple

Fretboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Vintage Lipstick

Paint job: Cherry Burst with Component Poly Urethane Clear

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These are pretty crappy pictures, but they are the best I do. These are TONS better on my 35mm film. In the actual photo, you can see the wood grain through the transparent candy red.

I suppose I should say a little something about it.

1993 Gibson LP Studio

Ebony Fret Board

Pearl and Ablone Inlay

Transparent Candy Apple Red

Fret markers are diamonds B) Looks real cool too.

Good Luck to Everyone!! :D

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http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/im181owne...tar_contest.jpg

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/im181owne...ar_contest1.jpg

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man..... this gets worse every month.... most of these guitars look like they just rolled out of a custom shop with a 4 digit price tag..

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Competing with David's guitar is so not fair....

Here is my entry since I am new here:

If you have seen Joe perry's les paul this is the tele version

Gibson PAF from the 70's. Dimarzio DP207 great screamin pickup.

All maple birdseye neck with Jumbo's fender roller nut along with locking tuners...

rock on!

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nicer pictures of flames - this is all I have going for me.

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