2016 Home Depot Build Challenge Vote

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by XxJoshxX, Aug 1, 2016.

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Poll closed Aug 10, 2016.
  1. Hywel

    37 vote(s)
    78.7%
  2. Serratus

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. XxJoshxX

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. MikeNeal

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. XxJoshxX

    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    Here is the thread to vote for the four finishers of this year's challenge. The ultimate goal of this challenge was to build the nicest guitar for the least amount of money, gathering as many materials as possible from Home Depot. If you did not see the rules of the challenge visit this thread.

    Please take into account the quality and cost of each build before voting. Each vote will count as a single point towards the build, and a percentage of votes will be added back on (depending on which cost bracket the build falls under), to form a final point total. Voting is open from now until 11:59 PM (EST) August 10th. Total scores at that time will be tallied and the winner declared. Votes after this time will not be counted.

    - $50>, 20% of the total votes received will be added back on to the tally. For example, if I get 10 votes, and spend less that $50, I have a point total of 12.
    - $75>, 15% of the total votes received will be added to the tally.
    - $100> 10% of the total votes received will be added to the tally.

    The winner of the challenge will win the graciously supplied spalted beech top offered up by sevenstring's own pondman.

    Here are the contestants:

    1. Hywel
    Http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=306289
    Total cost of $94.09
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    2. Serratus
    Total cost of $99.00
    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=306273
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    3. XxJoshxX
    Total cost of $48.00
    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=306396
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    4.MikeNeal
    Total cost of $90.00
    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=306403
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  2. You

    You þ

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    All of them appear excellent in some way, shape, and form, however for sheer build quality I must choose Hywel because of the professional craftsmanship that I see aesthetically.
     
  3. Prophetable

    Prophetable Prophet For Profit

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    Your builds are all totally cool and real accomplishments for the price. Hywel's is just on another level.
     
  4. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    hywel really won this round by a landslide IMO. the build quallity looks so damn good that you can't imagine this being a home depo guitar. Serratus his build looks amazing as well and the demo's sounded suprisingly good!
     
  5. MikeNeal

    MikeNeal SS.org Regular

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    Yes, hywel really took it to another level
     
  6. jwade

    jwade Doooooooooom

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    Voted for Hywei, but I really love your acoustic, Josh.
     
  7. Lemons

    Lemons SS.org Regular

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    XxJoshxX all the way. I mean Hywel knocked it out of the park but seriously, multiscale acoustic at half the cost really encapsulates the spirit of the contest.
     
  8. XxJoshxX

    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    Well this one wasn't even close!

    Congratulations to Hywel and all of the other finishers on building some great guitars. Hopefully we can make this an annual thing and maybe get a bit more participation next year.

    Anyways, congrats to Hywel on a job well done. I suggest getting in contact with Al about the prize situation, and make sure to post a thread when you get around to using the amazing pieces he graciously offered up.
     
  9. pondman

    pondman Build Whore.

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    Damn I missed this so never got to vote. Congrats to Hywel for a well deserved win and to all the other builds which were top notch.
    I'll get the stuff out to Hywel as soon as he PM's me his details, Ill also throw a ferret in the package :cool:

    Looking forward to the next build off :)
     
  10. Hywel

    Hywel SS.org Regular

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    Thank you everyone who voted and big thanks to Pondman for the very generous prize! All the entries this year looked amazing and I can't wait to see what people come up with next time.

    I had a lot of fun building the baritone floorboard topped semi hollow and it was a great chance to learn a lot of new techniques and try out new things. I promise to put the spalt and ferrets to good use! I've never tried a floyd rose or a V so this seems like the perfect opportunity to give both a go. The usual build thread with all the gory pics will be here as soon as I start. :D
     
  11. MikeNeal

    MikeNeal SS.org Regular

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    if this is annual sign me up for next year, i had a ton of fun building this
     
  12. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    Hywel is in the UK. Al (and the prize) is in the UK. Conspiracy!?!?



    Congrats, Hywel. :lol: Loved your build!
     
  13. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    I also missed the vote, and the boat (didn't finish in time). But I was gonna vote for Hywel anyway :lol:

    Anyway, yes, we should totes do this next year.
     
  14. MikeNeal

    MikeNeal SS.org Regular

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    that guitar of yours still deserves to be finished.
     
  15. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    I started on it again the other night. My little boy got hand, foot, and mouth disease, and then I got it from him, which took us out for a few weeks. I don't recommend it :sick: All better now, though!
     
  16. pondman

    pondman Build Whore.

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    Nah, its just that the best builders are in the uk :lol:
     
  17. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    (But I can't argue your opinion:lol:).
     

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