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Boysie8
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Join date: Jul 2008
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#1
It's time to get this thing going! After a lot of feedback from y'all, we're going to roll with two categories:

100 GBP Challenge
As the title suggests, you must build a complete guitar or bass for less than 100 British Pounds (or equivalent). This excludes any tool, template, finishing supplies and shipping costs to make sure everyone is on equal footing.
You can use any materials you like, but if it's something you already had lying around the garage then you will need to calculate an approximate value for it.
You have to build the body and neck yourself.

Unlimited Challenge
Again, you must build the neck and body yourself. Other than that there are no restrictions for this challenge - get crazy!

A few other things of note:

Timeline
This competition starts today, which means that all builds must start after today (no finishing off your old builds)
You can start at any time throughout the year, but all builds must be completed by midnight on the 1st of November (GMT) to be considered by the judging panel.

Judging
There will be two methods of judging for each challenge.
The best overall build will be decided by a simple poll, which will be open to the public.
Participants will then vote for 'most creative build', 'best technical build', 'most insightful build', and 'best use of materials' in a closed vote.

To Enter
Drop a post in this thread (make sure you say which challenge you're entering) so we can keep track of all the entries.
Then when you're ready to get started, create a thread with the title either
'100GBP Challenge 2012 - Your Title Here' or 'Unlimited Challenge 2012 - Your Title Here'.
In your thread, post a photo of your raw build materials with the completed cover form (attached below) clearly visible in the picture.
For the 100GBP challenge, include a Bill of Materials in your first post - try to keep it up to date.
You can enter as many times as you like, in either challenge.

There may be some changes to the rules for clarity (I'm sure I've missed something), so keep an eye on this post for the latest.

Good luck guys!
Attachments:
Build Challenge Cover Page.pdf
Last edited by Boysie8 at Feb 18, 2012,
Boysie8
The best kind of spice
Join date: Jul 2008
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#2
100GBP Challenge
BirdRiverCustom
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Boysie8
da_
divinorum69
DuctTapeNinja
GABarrie
halfpintboyer
infinitenexus
kingnothing7718
Leon987
mtshark
Rusty_Chisel
Speckled_Hen
sytharnia1560
whoomit
zenbone

Unlimited Challenge
3OddOnes
bghk6581 Entry 1
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C_Hart
da_
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GABarrie
guitar-tin
james4
Lightbluemk2
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nowa90
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Last edited by Boysie8 at Sep 29, 2012,
whoomit
Join date: Jul 2006
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#3
Yus! £100 Challenge please Boysie

Edit: Where's the cover form?
Last edited by whoomit at Jan 2, 2012,
JakePlaysGuitar
"Diggin' the blues"
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#4
Do you have to build a body or neck, or can you buy it?
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Flux'D
Plays a pitchfork
Join date: May 2006
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#6
I remember there being some talk about prizes


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Last edited by Flux'D at Jan 2, 2012,
da_
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#9
The bill of the materials that you said needs to be in the first post, dose that have to be for all the materials, parts and everything for the build? Because if it dose, that means we can't buymparts and stuff through out the build
Boysie8
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#10
Jason: That's fine, but shipping could be up to $100 USD depending on the item. I'm trying to get some vouchers to avoid this, I'll let you know as soon as I do.

da_: Yes it should be in the first post, but you can edit the post at any time throughout the year so can add as many parts as you like.
da_
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#11
Quote by Boysie8

da_: Yes it should be in the first post, but you can edit the post at any time throughout the year so can add as many parts as you like.


Ah yes, editing And by the way, I think you're the first person to spell my name right. Well done, one hundered points.
Rusty_Chisel
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#12
What about wood that you get for free via dumpster diving, old trees, etc. Does this need to be included? If not, put me in the 100 challenge, otherwise, unlimited.

ok - per jason, put me down for the 100
Last edited by Rusty_Chisel at Jan 3, 2012,
Flux'D
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#15
My family has owned/ran an antique sawmill (60" circular blade of death with 24" topsaw) for about 70 years and there's a bunch of lumber that I have available to me. I plan on entering this with a walnut bodied guitar when it warms up.. would this count as free? I didn't personally saw the walnut but I've fell a few trees and help saw up thousands of board feet at this mill.
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[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]
Last edited by Flux'D at Jan 4, 2012,
lumberjack
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Join date: Feb 2006
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#17
Hey Boysie8 for now you can put me down for the unlimited challenge. I might enter the 100GBP one as well later, but for now I'm sticking with the unlimited one.

Are we going to be keeping a list of links to all the entry build threads in the original post of this thread once people start opening up build threads, thus making this thread a sort of "master thread" for both competitions? Might be handy.
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Flux'D
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#18
Quote by Jason Jillard
if you don't pay for it, then its free.

thats kinda the definition of the word.

Yes, duh. But I'm referring to this bit in the OP

"You can use any materials you like, but if it's something you already had lying around the garage then you will need to calculate an approximate value for it."
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Boysie8
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#19
I think you could count that as free timber, Flux'D. I was more referring to wood that people have bought in the past. Also, super jealous right now!

Lumberjack: I'll put links up under the participant names once people start building.
JCGGUITARS
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#20
Can you do more than one guitar pre contest? I want to do Twin PRS Custom 24's (SE's). and (i know you havn't decided but) will the prizes be cash or stuff for guitar or other an is it for just 1st place or 1st 2nd and 3rd?

Thanks!

btw Good Luck to all!
Last edited by JCGGUITARS at Jan 4, 2012,
Boysie8
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#21
Quote by JCGGUITARS
Can you do more than one guitar pre contest? I want to do Twin PRS Custom 24's (SE's). and (i know you havn't decided but) will the prizes be cash or stuff for guitar or other an is it for just 1st place or 1st 2nd and 3rd?

Thanks!

btw Good Luck to all!


Kind of answered your own question there. You can enter as many times as you like (I'll edit the rules now), but I have to say that if you're making two guitars exactly the same then you may only want to enter one. As for judging, there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category, however there may not be a prize for all of them.
zenbone
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#22
I would like to enter the 100 GBP Challenge. I will not be able to start sending pictures and working on it until i return back home (in a different country until end of February). but please enter me. thanks
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JCGGUITARS
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#23
Quote by Boysie8
Kind of answered your own question there. You can enter as many times as you like (I'll edit the rules now), but I have to say that if you're making two guitars exactly the same then you may only want to enter one. As for judging, there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each category, however there may not be a prize for all of them.



ok ya i changed my mind about the twin guitars. (ill do those after the contest). ill tell you when ill join!
mtshark
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#32
Put me down for the 100GBP/155USD. I've got a great idea for a tele that I've been wanting to put together for cheap
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sytharnia1560
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#33
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sytharnia: Sweet, welcome aboard!


thank you for doing this...I haven't built anything for well over a year (just lacking the motivation and time...and skills ) so this has come at a perfect time really. Just cut down a cypress (well 5 months ago anyway) that I was planning on making either a tele or a musicman shape guitar so by the time it drys it should fit perfectly with the comp
DuctTapeNinja
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#34
That's about $150 US dollars, right? I might join in. I'll update with a decision either way soon. My last build started off intended for this challenge a few years ago, and I still came out ahead despite quitting the challenge and finishing about a year late since I ended up with a great guitar.
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james4
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#35
as of right now, 100GBP=

154.14 USD
157.93 CAD
121.21 EUR
150.66 AUD


For now I'll have to be counted out as all my money's going to school.. in the summer I may be able to enter something for the 100GBP portion of the competition though. I'll keep it in mind.. I'd really like to build something, it's just not possible with my money situation right now though
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#36
Quote by james4
as of right now, 100GBP=

154.14 USD
157.93 CAD
121.21 EUR
150.66 AUD


For now I'll have to be counted out as all my money's going to school.
. in the summer I may be able to enter something for the 100GBP portion of the competition though. I'll keep it in mind.. I'd really like to build something, it's just not possible with my money situation right now though

Similar here, though I'm looking through my parts bins and wood piles to see if I have enough to build a guitar with what I already have. (Of course I'll figure the costs from when I bought them into my budget) It looks like I'll be close anyway.


I'm in for the 100GBP one
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#37
Sign me up for unlimited, might kick me into finishing a guitar quickly




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whoomit
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#38
Quote by Boysie8
Yeah I think that as soon as we start charging entry, we'll start putting people off - I'd rather no prizes and more entries personally.

I wasn't thinking of charging for entry. I was more just meaning that if prizes are involved, somebody's got to pay. So if people wanted they could donate a bit of money towards it

I might see if I can find somebody in need of a guitar to give my build to though, seems like a nice idea

Edit: I didn't necessarily mean someone on UG
sytharnia1560
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#39
Quote by james4
as of right now, 100GBP=

154.14 USD
157.93 CAD
121.21 EUR
150.66 AUD


For now I'll have to be counted out as all my money's going to school.. in the summer I may be able to enter something for the 100GBP portion of the competition though. I'll keep it in mind.. I'd really like to build something, it's just not possible with my money situation right now though


hey you forgot NZ
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DuctTapeNinja
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#40
Alright, I posted up a thread. Here's the link if you're going to put them all in the OP:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=28877409
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