The community around this competition is the best bit, there are some amazing builds but the camaraderie and support makes it a ridiculously positive experience to be a part of, thanks to you and all the team for facilitating it all.
STUART MURRAY aka 'Bob Raven' 2021 Kit Builder
Thank you all for making this year's GGBO happen, I can't imagine the headache it was to organize everything, and I had an amazing time building my guitar, watching other builders' videos and sharing our feedback with each other.
ALEX SAUCET 2022 Scratch Builder
I will most definitely be taking part next year, this has been an amazing experience and has helped me get myself out there, for that I’m truly grateful.
SCOTT BLACKHAM-HAYLER 'SBH Guitars' 2022 Kit Builder
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In 2020 the world went sideways.
Someone planted a small seed and in order to have something to do and watch. A few YouTubers were approached and Ben Crowe from Crimson Guitars announced a Guitar Building Competition on the Crimson Guitars YouTube Channel. Almost immediately we had members of the public asking if they could build along and thus The Great Guitar Build Off was born.
From about a 100 public entries in 2020, and millions of video views we grew to over 400 in 2021 and 2022.
2023: Building on this foundation, comments and feedback we have finessed this year’s competition.