I've been playing guitar for 30+ years, and have owned quite a few guitars, but have never been a collector or owned particularly nice guitars. One day I stumbled on Fletcher Guitars' how-to videos for building a Les Paul Jr-style guitar. It was a eureka moment -- I have some tools and a little woodworking experience, I can probably build my own guitar!
I spent the next year learning as much as I could about building guitars by watching YouTube channels like Crimson and Texas Toast. I slowly built my first guitar, including the neck. It wasn't perfect, but it played great, and I was officially addicted. A weekend luthier was born.
I have not made my final decision about my build for GGBO 2021 yet. When you build from scratch, you have so many choices!