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    July GOTM

    July GOTM

    Guitar of the month Comp time again! While for this there are no fortunes (just fame - or at least within the BYOGuitar fraternity) there's an opportunity for fame for the best guitar completed in June 2017.

    July Guitar of the Month (for Guitars and Basses finished in June 2017)

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

    Please remember:

    For Guitars or Basses finished on (or before) 30 June 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 May closes 30 June 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!

    BTW - remember that the winner is invited to be a guest judge the following month!

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    Righto - 1/3 of the way through the month and first entry is up!

    Logan McIvor has put this IB-6L.

    In his words:
    I tried looking for years to find an affordable lefty six-string bass, but couldn't.
    When I came across Pit Bull Guitars it was an answer to a prayer.
    The kit only took a month to build and was finished on June 8.
    The timber is finished with linseed oil and gloss. The black hardware really suits the woodwork.
    The only tricky thing was soldering the electronics left-handed from the right-handed diagram.
    The guitar works perfectly and tonight I even wrote a song on it.
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    B***dy Nice Work Mate! Wow that spalt front is killer! The first of these i recall on the GOTM and a ripper first off the blocks to boot.
    Great job, how does it crank?
    Project list:

    #1: 16/001: PBG EXA-1. Finish Coat Application/Electrickery
    #2: FrankenWashie Resurrection. Electrickery and setup.
    #3: 16/002: PBG SV-1. 2nd Stage Colour.
    #4: 16/003: The Cliché Black LP. First stage colour.
    #5: 16/004: TLA-TH-TBA. Final and neck coating.
    #6: 17/001: The IB-Freebie. Fretting, inlay play and Body Final Coat
    #7: FrankenLab Experiment 2. The Silent Build.
    #X: 16/00Never.Ever.: Sea Foam Green KH1/MK2 + Disco Lights, Hipshot Bridge.

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    Nice looking build Logan. Veneer looks tasty. How does it sound and play?
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    Slow month for finished builds so might as well jump in.

    This is my LPM-1 kit I got some time ago on the super discount as the first owner had sanded right through the flame maple cap and returned it to PBG for a replacement.
    Had to go for solid colour to cover all the timbermate but I am very happy with the end result.
    It uses all standard parts except for the pickup surrounds, knobs, and the pickguard and trussrod cover which I shaped myself out of an old tele pickguard.
    I modified it to a single volume and tone control and shifted the pickup switch down to the other controls to try and make it look clean and simple. Painted it with dupli-colour automotive spray cans (including the back control cover) then hand scraped the bindings before clear coating. The colour is Tungsten pearl.
    Left off the strap buttons as I generally play sitting down so don't need them.
    No logo on the headstock yet as I usually wait a while before deciding on a name, got to let it speak to me you know?
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    Oh Ricardo, that is super clean and I love that colour! Must feel immensely pleasing to have salvaged something and got it looking this good, Well done mate.
    Project list:

    #1: 16/001: PBG EXA-1. Finish Coat Application/Electrickery
    #2: FrankenWashie Resurrection. Electrickery and setup.
    #3: 16/002: PBG SV-1. 2nd Stage Colour.
    #4: 16/003: The Cliché Black LP. First stage colour.
    #5: 16/004: TLA-TH-TBA. Final and neck coating.
    #6: 17/001: The IB-Freebie. Fretting, inlay play and Body Final Coat
    #7: FrankenLab Experiment 2. The Silent Build.
    #X: 16/00Never.Ever.: Sea Foam Green KH1/MK2 + Disco Lights, Hipshot Bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Slow month for finished builds so might as well jump in.
    Clean and simple excellent.
    I like what you did with the pickguard. I wonder with all the curves going on that Gibson always slapped on a straight edged afterthought.

    cheers, Mark.

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    Nice LP build Ricardo and as FW has mentioned the colour is awesome!
    Current (Active) Projects
    #1: ES-5V http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5955
    #2: JB-4M http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6799
    #3: SGJM
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=7509

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    May as well Glue marks an all. First attempt. LP1-SS
    Upgrades: Bone Nut, Grovers, Gotoh pots and switches, Babzic bridge, DiMarzio SuperDistortion bridge, PAF36th Anniversary neck. DingoTone Coolangatta Gold Front, Tru-oil back.

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    #1 LP1-SS http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6920
    #2 TL1 -Custom [Ordered]
    #3 Non Pitbull Vintage Strat Rebuild

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    @Ricardo: I like what you have done with the shapes of the scratchplate, TRC and headstock. It gives it a retro look and it combines wonderful with that color. Very well done!

    @RosscO: That spalt is stunning! I love it!
    Nr 1: Red Widow LP-1MQ (work in progress) http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7087

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