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Thread: January 2021 GOTM

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    Moderator Brendan's Avatar
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    Apr 2013
    Perth, WA

    January 2021 GOTM

    January Guitar of the Month (for Guitars and Basses finished in December) - be the first to win the comp for 2021!

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

    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 January 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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    Moderator Brendan's Avatar
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    Perth, WA
    Given no entries from Dec - will run this through to the end of January...

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    Jan 2020
    W00t - first in!

    So I put together a little ST-1JR for my kids to mess around on. I assembled it on xmas eve, due to a late request from Mr 6 to Santa Claus for a rock 'n' roll guitar for Christmas, but followed up post New Years with a bit of work on the nut to make it playable.

    The kids are so far loving the chance to pick it up, so it's turned over to them now... Here's the pics and specs:

    - Custom order hardtail ST-1JR 3/4 scale
    - Custom order maple finger board
    - Set up as string-through
    - Hardtail bridge
    - Standard kit nut, strings and tuners (likely to get an upgrade down the track)
    - 3 part pearl finish
    - Finish in acrylic - SCA filler/primer, Dupli-color Deep Aqua undercoat, ColorSpec custom Blu Cepheus pearl (from Lamborghini) and ColorSpec Gloss clear
    - Gibson square output jack cover
    - Ferrule neck bolts
    - Lightning headstock (as ordered by the young customers in the house - this was masked off for the headstock face and filled with pearl)
    - Neck finished with Satin spray on poly (Cabots from memory)
    - Fingerboard finished with Nomad F-one oil

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    It's hard to get a good shot of the pearl on camera, but here's a go
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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    Jul 2017
    Toowoomba, Qld.
    What a lovely little guitar. Well done.
    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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    Member dozymuppet's Avatar
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    Jun 2020
    Perth, WA
    Outstanding headstock design

    Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
    Third build: AIB-1Q (planned)
    Second build: STA-1M (in progress)
    First build: JBA-4M

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    Jan 2020
    Thanks for the great feedback Sonic and Dozy

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