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Thread: March Guitar of the Month

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    Moderator Brendan's Avatar
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    March Guitar of the Month

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

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

    Please remember:

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

    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 March closes at the end of February (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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    This is the first kit guitar I've ever put together. I chose the TL-1TH because although I don't have any Telecaster body guitars I've always like the shape. In addition, I had a couple of Seymour Duncan humbuckers lying around that I finally figured I could put to good use. There were three things I was going for which I believe I had moderate success doing. First, I wanted a "burst" appearance where the stain is darker towards the outside binding. For the most part I like it. Second, I added a very few specks of glitter to the finish here and there hoping to occasionally catch the light. Unfortunately they look more like artifacts in the finish. Lastly, I tried to give it a bit of a "relic" look which is why I intentionally bled the stain onto the edge of the guitar along with sanding the edge here and there to replicate wear. Again, didn't come out quite like I had envisioned but overall I'm happy and the guitar sounds killer. Way to go Pitbull!

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    Overlord of Music Sonic Mountain's Avatar
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    Fixed the pics, to get them to appear in your post you need to copy the 'bbcode' from imgur.

    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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    Ahh! Thank you so much my friend. I appreciate it!

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    Here is my SG kit.
    This was a returned custom order.
    Mahogany body with white binding and no contours.
    I have carved in the back contours, stained the top with crimson stunning stains, finished with trueoil, Click image for larger version. 

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    Trussrod cover, scratch guard and headstock are my own touch.
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    AGM-1F modified.

    This is my AGM-1F kit that I modified to a stop tail piece, mahogany body and neck, ebony fret board, finished with a stained burst top and a little candy over the top, headstock to match and the back is also stained, all clear coated in 2k clear.

    Guyker locking vintage tuners,
    Wilkinson roller bridge and tail piece,
    Iron gear Blues engine PAF’s with their Alchymist P90 in the middle,
    Tusq black XL nut,
    Bourns pots,
    Orange cap.

    Wired so the PAF’s are selectable from the three way switch, and the P90 is constantly live, all three pickups have individual volumes with one master tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eelecurb View Post
    Ahh! Thank you so much my friend. I appreciate it!
    And a very nice looking guitar.
    Top effort.

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    Well done..this is a very nice piece and you should be proud of the work

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    Entry from Ron M:

    I can not say enough good things about Pitbull...I ordered this mid covid and had the standard shipping nightmares ( I am in Western Canada) The kit itself when it arrived was epic and the grain match is spot on. fitment is very good and any communication with Pitbull and Adam was excellent. Since i posted this guitar up on some of the builder forums i have been overwhelmed with questions and requests so thank you for sending me something I can be proud of... you guys are true legends and ill be ordering again soon.
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    I want so badly to build a zebra strat. That looks awesome.
    What Did You Play Today? ~PJS~

    Build #1) KH-1 - November 2019 GOTM

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