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    January 2019 GOTM

    January Guitar of the Month (for Guitars and Basses finished in December 2018)

    I can't believe we're at that time again where you can enter your finished guitar or bass here to be judged for the Pit Bull Guitars January Guitar of the Month - the first for 2019!

    Please remember:

    For Guitars or Basses finished on (or before) the end of December.

    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 closes at the end of December (Perth Western Australian time).

    The sorts of things we judge on include:
    How well have 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.

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

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    One of my fave Bass builds to date...A Shou Sugi Ban, olive stained MM5(4) String Punisher Bass with actual 303 Winchester's thru the body and a .50 Browning thru the headstock.

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    Almost like a mini bed of nails with those 303's poking through the back! Punisher is an appropriate name as I reckon anyone who attempts to play it will surely be punished.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    RCA second edition

    Hello

    First of all I would like to give my special thanks to Pitbull guitars for the opportunity to
    work on two projects of RCA kit !
    Please find below some pictures and a specification of my second RCA project:
    *) Body - Ash ( Pitbull ) Oil wax satin finish
    *) Neck - maple + rosewood fingerboard - transparent semi gloss oil and wax ( fine satin finish )
    *) Pickups - Roswell ( both Neck and Bridge )
    *) Tail piece & bridge - All parts
    *) Tuners - Pitbull
    *) Pickguard and trust rod cover - redesigned by me. Made out of opal PMMA
    *) Toggle switch - Rickysounds
    *) Controls
    2 X volume pots - Alpha 250K
    1 x bass tone - Alpha 500 K
    1 x treble tone - CTS 500 K push/pull ( Changing Modern to Vintage sound )
    *) Nut - TUSK
    *) Output - Stereo + Mono
    *) LOGO - No logo by purpose !
    regarding the logo - my first project shown in Rocktober has got a comment that there is no any logo !
    Please kindly note that I feel unworthy to place any logo on such iconic model but if you wish to have a logo, then
    please consider it as "TOKO instrument")

    So far so dully Here comes the pictures:
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    Hope you will enjoy it.

    Have a nice weekend
    Totto

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    The Vadercaster

    My little man and I just finished this Darth Vader themed ST-1JR.

    All stock hardware, with the pickguard artwork printed out on an adhesive sheet and stuck down onto the pickguard material.

    Feast Watson black stain and Tru Oil on the body, and just the Tru Oil on the neck.

    A couple of dings on the body courtesy of the younger sibling during the build, and the finish on the back is less than perfect. Still, pretty happy with it, and a great project for us both.











    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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    Looks pretty damn good to me John. You should both be proud of your efforts on this one.

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    Presenting .... the Sphinx

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    Specifications:
    * A tele build into a Jazzmaster style body - Pitbull's JTL-1 with a quilt maple veneer
    * Gotoh InTune Bridge
    * Australian hand wound Sliders Nocaster bridge pickup
    * Q Pickups A3 in the neck
    * Grover locking tuners
    * Custom engraved control plate and neck decals
    * Hawks Head headstock
    * Dingotone Bondi Blue oil finish to front, Deep Blue finish to back and headstock, clear finish on neck back

    The wiring scheme incorporates what I have though are the best elements of a tele build
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    * Lindy Frahlin wired 4 way selector (neck, neck/bridge parallel, neck/bridge series, bridge)
    * Fezz Parka tone circuit wiring using a 15nf orange drop tone cap (sort of like a treble bleed with greater tone travel)
    * Push/pull switch on volume to unload the pickups (wow! first time I've done this, it adds a whole new voice)
    * 630V DC safety cap separates hardware from cable negative

    What I love about this guitar is its tone and playability. The ash body gives nice warm sustain, and the Sliders hand wound pickup drips that early tele sound that no other guitar provides. Think Clarence Brown, Jimmy Wyble, the guys that inspired everyone from Clapton to Townshend to Richards to take up a tele.
    Last edited by chrisp; 24-12-2018 at 05:12 AM.
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