About The Build Off
'Guitar Building is the source' - Ben Crowe
The Great Guitar Build Off began in early 2020, the world went sideways and we thought that we should give people something fun to watch.
A few YouTubers were approached and Ben Crowe from Crimson Guitars announced a Guitar Building competition on their YouTube channel.. within a few hours of the video going live we had members of the public asking if they could build along.. within a day the whole thing has turned on its head and GGBO proper was born.
In the first year we had around 100 public entries, in 2021 over 400 and many millions of video views and votes and the Great Guitar Build Off even managed to give away luthiery tools and even courses at Crimson Guitars.
2022 is building on the foundation created in the first 2 competitions and it is going to be the best yet.
Our goals, and the goal of every contestant, is to promote guitar building and creation in general primarily through the thousands of hours of video and the plethora of posts about each build across the internet, but.. there is another, more tangible aspect of GGBO.
The money raised by the competition goes to the very same purpose. There are thousands of people who wish they could build a guitar but simply don't have the resources to do it, GGBO will donate kit guitars, luthiery tools and even guitar building courses to as many people as possible.