Combine Newsletter - July 2024

June's Guitar of the Month Winner!

Guitar of the Month Winner June 2024

We’re pleased to announce that James B. is the latest winner of our Guitar of the Month contest!

Curious about his process? Here is his story:

"I performed a dual build of a headless 8 string guitar and a multiscale 5 string bass. These were my first DIY builds and most invasive changes I’ve ever made to any instrument.

First is the headless 8 string guitar. I used wood dye thinned with isopropyl alcohol to get a deep black while still getting the natural flamed wood grain. This was done over body, neck, and fretboard using brown and black dyes, then finished with tung oil. All cavities were lined with copper tape at only my skill level could install. I then used some wood knobs purchased from Fear No Beard Custom on Reverb to combat the dark and matte body finish. But then I created my true pride and joy...

The multiscale 5 string bass looked like a great project for my original intentions! With leftover wood dyes from my 8 string build, I wanted a different look so I purchased fret pullers from StewMac, some wipe on gloss poly, and some Burl maple veneer. The Burl veneer was by far the most challenging, fun, and rewarding part of this build. In the end, I made the perfect investment to have an instrument I know intimately and have confidence to repair or body to my heart’s desire. I now look at all my non-DIY instruments in a new light with more confidence to service them at my will." - James B.

James' win has earned him up to 50% off the base price of his next DIY Guitar Kit, and his build has been shared on our website and social media!

His guitar is built using our 8-String Multiscale DIY Guitar Kit with slanted pickups, and his bass is built using our 5-String Multiscale Bass Guitar Kit.

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Guitar of the Month Winner May 2024

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July's Guitar of the Month Contest

We know you're all busy working away on your builds, and we expect some of you will complete them in time to enter July's Guitar of the Month contest! The winner will receive up to 50% off the base price of their next DIY Guitar Kit, and their build will be shared on our website and social media.

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