Summer Build Challenge 2019: SEPT. 23RD DEADLINE

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  1. Randy

    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    @LiveOVErdrive : http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/liveoverdrives-2019-summer-build-challenge.335717/

    @Deegatron : http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/deegatrons-2019-summer-build-challenge.335586/

    @Defyantly : http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/defyantlys-2019-summer-build-challenge.335719/

    @KnightBrolaire : http://sevenstring.org/threads/knightbrolaires-2019-summer-build-challenge-thread.335721/

    @MoonJelly : http://sevenstring.org/threads/moonjellys-2019-summer-build-challenge.335460/

    @Omzig : http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/omzigs-2019-summer-build-challenge-travel-bass.335611/

    @dmlinger : http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/dmlingers-2019-summer-build-challenge.335798/

    @MikeNeal : https://sevenstring.org/threads/mikeneals-2019-summer-build-challenge.335888/

    @IGC : https://sevenstring.org/threads/igc-2019-summer-build-challenge.335934/

    @Deor : https://sevenstring.org/threads/deor-2019-summer-build-challenge.335943/

    @Bobo
    https://www.sevenstring.org/threads/bobos-2019-summer-build-challenge.337601/

    UPDATED 4/22/19: Contest has officially begun!

    As per rules, all contestants need an official 'build thread' to document their progress and/or their results.

    Post links to your threads here or PM me with a link and they'll all be listed here to keep things tidy.


    Alright folks, time to make things official. Thanks to @Defyantly and @LiveOVErdrive for getting this going.

    These are the current rules but specifics may change at any time, so make sure to check back. Any questions or suggestions, feel free to post here or PM one of the organizers.

    After this thread, there will be an official tally of everyone involved (once it officially starts) and finally a voting thread to select a winner.

    The rules:

    SSO Summer 2019 Build “Budget” Challenge

    Dates


    Start Build Threads: April 15th

    End Build Threads: Sept 23rd

    Votes Opened: Sept 24th

    Votes Closed: Sept 27th

    Winner Announced: Sept 28th



    Rules

    -Builds must be under $200 USD or comparable to current Exchange Rate (at the time of purchase). Shipping and taxes do NOT count against your budget.

    -Reused or reclaimed parts, hardware, or wood should count as half the cost as if were bought new.

    -No kit guitars but premade bodies and necks maybe used (but not taken off of existing builds or beaters)

    -Wood, pickups, pots, tuners, knobs, nuts, ferrules, truss rods, fretwire, inlays, trems, and bridges are all counted towards your total cost of your build. (Finishing materials i.e. dyes, stains, finishes, sandpaper do NOT count towards your total cost)

    -Participants must make a thread "Username's 2019 summer build challenge" with your entry. Either a full build log (preferred) or finished product with tallied total cost of build.

    -Build thread must atleast contain pictures of your build. Full front view and full back view. Close enough to actually see some details in the guitar. Get Creative!

    -Build thread may also contain videos or sound clips of your build but are not required.

    Prizes

    -Winner will be decided via a voting thread

    -The build with the most votes will be crowned the winner and will receive bragging rights and a sticky of your build for all to see.
     
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  2. DistinguishedPapyrus

    DistinguishedPapyrus SS.org Regular

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    Ohhh that's cool. I remember budget build challenges of the past, glad to see this open up again! I don't know yet if I'm gonna try it, but don't count me out yet.
     
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  3. Deegatron

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    Small request for a rule change.
    Can we change
    -Builds must be under 200$ USD or comparable to current Exchange Rate as of the “End Build Thread” dates.
    to
    -Builds must be under 200$ USD or comparable to current Exchange Rate as of the “Start Build Thread” dates.

    I'd hate to see guy's plan out their builds on or under budget, hammer through an amazing guitar and then get disqualified at the end over a technicality.
    It wouldn't be unusual for Exchange rates to fluctuate over a 5 month period.
    Most guy's are going to buy their parts at the start of the build anyways.

    I'm still in balls deep if the rule change cannot be made, just seems a little more fair to me if international guy's know their costs up front ya know?
     
  4. Defyantly

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    I think that would be acceptable. When me an LiveOVErddrive came up with the rules this was one of the things i wasn't to sure about how to set. Maybe change the rule to -Builds must be under 200$ USD or comparable to current Exchange Rate as of the date purchase.
     
  5. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Yeah that makes more sense.
     
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    This looks fun, thinkin about it too!
     
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    One question here...should the vote period be longer? Seems like it could miss some potential votes using only a 3 day period.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. A week maybe?
     
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    Yeah to me that seems like a reasonable limit for people to cast votes.
     
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    Glad to see this coming back. Happy building everybody!

    I wish I could participate but I have a bunch of other house projects I will be procrastinating on and can't afford to procrastinate on another guitar (still didn't "finish" my 2013 challenge build). :fawk:
     
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  11. Lemonbaby

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    Awww man - hate to not participate, but I don't have a workshop until our new house is finished... :rant:

    Looking forward to a winter build challenge!
     
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  12. Defyantly

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    you should definitely plan that one! Maybe something with a different "challenge" than this one!
     
  13. LiveOVErdrive

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    We didn't spell it out in the rules but I assume everyone is okay with counting fractions of things we don't use all of?

    Basically if I'm gonna make a seven string and I buy two packs of 6 tuners, I only have to count 1/6 the cost of the second pack, right?
     
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    Correct. I forgot to put that into the rules. I will probably go over the rules once more and send a revised copy to Randy just before the start date.
     
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    Maybe the winner of this challenge should get to pick the theme of the winter challenge :)
     
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    I could do some serious damage for $200...
     
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  17. Randy

    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    Forgot the official start already passed, so I just updated the thread. Post here or PM me to be added to the official list. You're not considered 'in it' until you've got a thread, so get on it.
     
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