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    November Guitar of the Month

    November Guitar of the Month (for Guitars and Basses finished in October)

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

    Please remember:

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

    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 November closes at the end of October (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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    The TIGER is alive.

    My last build on the table, and may be last one for some time, life does get in the way.

    The kit was a customer return on the sales/seconds list. Maple neck, real rosewood fingerboard, Mahogany body with a thin zebrawood veneer.

    The build thread is here....

    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ad.php?t=10785

    ...and she made 36 guitars/basses in my possession.

    Issues along the way, as is the norm, and some very helpful ideas and suggestions from the forum. Thank You all.

    Highlights for me:-

    The veneer has pores and holes all over, and lots and lots of glue squeeze out on the top....showed as white dots and marks all over. (Thank you Simon for the tinted spray poly idea...worked well.)

    The neck and fingerboard were super easy using my norm of Feast Watson Fine Buffing Oil and then Gillys cabinetmakers Wax and Carnauba Polish. That went through really easy.

    The body finish only came together with the use of C.A. glue. The glue filled the pits, pores and holes. It sanded really well and gave a solid and very smooth, plastic feeling though, finish. Spray poly from both Cabots and Bondall stick to it like glue.

    The front has many coats of CA glue and then about 6 coats of spray Cabots gloss poly. It then has one lot of three coats sprayed 10 minutes apart of the Bondall tinted poly gloss....Jarrah colour I think.

    The back and sides are stained with Feast Watson Prooftint Maple stain....alcohol based. Then three coats only of the C.A. glue. Then just 3 x lots of 3 spray coats of Cabots poly.

    Remaining issues:-

    The neck height and the bridge saddles are pretty good now....three different lengths of cut up business card to create a slope is the answer.

    The E string, as you can see in one of the pictures, is just too thick to push down on the ZERO fret. I will let it settle and then try again. I don't want to strip out the thread on the light cast string mounts and locks. So, the E string when played open has an annoying rattle...at the Zero Fret. It is therefore an #$@% to tune on that string.

    The pickups are the normal low output humbuckers that come in the kits. I just punch the AMP a little and it sounds great.

    Overall it is just weird to play with no headstock and no tuners. The weight is ALL down low and it lends itself really well to a strap even sitting down. However, it still remains quite light even with the OVERLORD bridge.

    So ladies and gentlemen I present to you the TIGER.
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    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2018. MMB-5

    Winner G.O.T.M. March 2018. JBA-4

    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2017. BG-46

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    Some others I have laying around.

    Some left over pics.
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    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2018. MMB-5

    Winner G.O.T.M. March 2018. JBA-4

    Runner Up G.O.T.M. December 2017. BG-46

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    Gibstar aster caster model

    My third assembled guitar and first with Pitbull Guitars neck and body:

    Mahogany body - Maple top - Transparent blue satin finish
    Mahogany neck with blue satin finish
    22 Fret Ebony Fingerboard
    Duesenberg Diamond Deluxe Tremolo Short Nickel Bridge
    Allparts Locking Roller Tune-o-matic
    Seymour Duncan '59 Model pickup
    Kluson Self-locking MBT33N Tulip Button tuners
    3-position selector
    3 Volume and 1 Tone Controls
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    Woah, great build Andrea, nice headstock logo.
    Build 1 - Shoegazer MK1 JMA-1
    Build 2 - The Relliecaster TL-1
    Build 3 - The Black Cherry SG AG-1
    Build 4 - The Sonicaster TL-1ish
    Build 5 - The Steampunker Bass YB-4
    Build 6 - The Howling Gowing ST-1

    "What I lack in talent I make up for with enthusiasm"

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    Thanks Sonic Mountain!

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    These both look great! I'm particularly into that blue
    #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)
    #006 (TL-1A)

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

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    Both are nice and accurate.
    The tiger looks really wild
    Also like the suble charme of the blue, a deep sea...

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    Thanks JohnH

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