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    February 2017 GOTM

    Here goes.
    This is my first build (but it wont be my last ). I got the kit a year a go for Christmas and finished it today. I always wanted one of those hot looking PRS's but could never afford one. I'm pretty damn happy about now.
    This has some mods which came form a friend who was changing stuff out of his PRS SE. It has PRS S2 pickups and tuners, I also put a Schaller Signum bridge in. Pickups are coil split on a push pull vol pot.
    The colour is Parker Pen water based ink, hand applied a few times, with some extra tones added in via some black ink, such as what you see on the back and sides. I also washed out some colour with water here and there. Top coat clear is marine varnish (about 10 coats),...I wont be using that again.
    It plays and sounds great.

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    Cheers,

    Damien

    [mod] Damien - I've moved this post to the Feb 2017 GOTM as the Jan one is closed - good news is that you're in first for Feb! Brendan
    Last edited by Brendan; 02-01-2017 at 02:39 PM. Reason: Wrong thread


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    February 2017 GOTM

    That time again! This will be the first comp (no prizes, just acolades!) for guitars completed in 2017.

    February Guitar of the Month (for Guitars and Basses finished in January 2017)

    February 2017 GOTM

    Enter your finished guitar or bass here to be judged for the Pit Bull Guitars February 2017 Guitar of the Month.

    Please remember:

    For Guitars or Basses finished on (or before) 31 January 2017

    One guitar/bass per member per month
    It must be a Pit Bull Guitars kit (mods and upgrades acceptable)
    Guitar or Bass must be finished and playable


    We need at least 4 photos:
    full guitar shot from the front;
    close up of the body finish;
    shot of the back of the guitar; and
    close up of the headstock (please, no brand name logos)


    Please post your photos in this thread. If you are having issues posting photos on the forum, please email them to brendan (at) pitbullguitars (dot) com

    Please note: This competition is open to amateur guitar builders only. If you are making and selling guitars for profit, you are ineligible. Also while there are some stunning guitars around - you never know what the judges are looking for, so we encourage anyone who's built a Pitbull during the month to enter!

    Competition for December closes 31 January 2017.

    The sorts of things we judge on include:
    How well has the body and neck been prepared
    Is the choice of finish for the style of guitar appropriate
    How well has the finish been applied
    How well has all the hardware, pickups, etc, been installed
    Does it have the "Wow Factor"
    Which guitar would you make a beeline for in a guitar shop. That is, which one would you most like to take home.

    I'm a personal fan of demos - no matter how simple - everyone likes to hear how an axe has turned out!

    Also worth thinking - we've got a range of judges and who knows what they'll like (or not), so don't be afraid to enter your guitar - no matter whether you think it's good enough to win or not - on the day, you may get a couple to swing your way!

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    Hi again everyone. Might as well put this one in for GOTM.

    Its a Pitbull SGD-612 kit. This kit is completely PBG stock EXCEPT I pulled apart the pickups swapped the ceramic magnet with alnico 5's and wax potted them. - It has all the other Chinese parts and electrics installed in it. The burst is all Dingotone, its Black stump and Coolangatta gold and the blend strip is 50/50 Outback sunset and Karajini Red. The finish is Tru oil.

    Link to the build diary: http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5516

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    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Current Build #6 - STA-1HT
    Current Build #7 - JBA-4

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    a few more
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    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Current Build #6 - STA-1HT
    Current Build #7 - JBA-4

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    It really ties the room together.
    Scott.

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    Great PRS build Garth, love the blue

    Andy that SGD 12 is mental - in a great way, and modded the pups - awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeirdBits View Post
    It really ties the room together.
    The Dude abides.
    Current:
    New/Replacement Scratch Lapsteel?

    Completed:
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    SG

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    Wow, what a great start to the month!!
    Andy, that build is sensational!
    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Well done Andy. I think it's all over for this month, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthAcrymon View Post
    Here goes.
    This is my first build (but it wont be my last ). I got the kit a year a go for Christmas and finished it today. I always wanted one of those hot looking PRS's but could never afford one. I'm pretty damn happy about now.
    This has some mods which came form a friend who was changing stuff out of his PRS SE. It has PRS S2 pickups and tuners, I also put a Schaller Signum bridge in. Pickups are coil split on a push pull vol pot.
    The colour is Parker Pen water based ink, hand applied a few times, with some extra tones added in via some black ink, such as what you see on the back and sides. I also washed out some colour with water here and there. Top coat clear is marine varnish (about 10 coats),...I wont be using that again.
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    Cheers,

    Damien

    [mod] Damien - I've moved this post to the Feb 2017 GOTM as the Jan one is closed - good news is that you're in first for Feb! Brendan
    Mate that is awesome... love the colour!
    Current build (maiden voyage!): PRS - 1TS

    Next Build - LP-1S

    "Do Not Look Down!!"

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