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2012 Build Challenge VOTING -- Pick your 3 favorites

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by TDPRI, May 17, 2012.

Which 3 of the 2012 Build Challenge guitars do you think is BEST

Poll closed May 24, 2012.
  1. Adirondak5

    33 vote(s)
    5.2%
  2. Aikiguy

    29 vote(s)
    4.6%
  3. Alexlaguna29

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. Allthesound

    18 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. Amadhunter

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  6. Anyone

    7 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Axedaddy

    19 vote(s)
    3.0%
  8. Barncaster

    18 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. Bowensby23

    26 vote(s)
    4.1%
  10. Czook

    10 vote(s)
    1.6%
  11. Davecam48

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  12. Dazzaman

    33 vote(s)
    5.2%
  13. Deadicated

    10 vote(s)
    1.6%
  14. Desmodog

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  15. Devo Stevo

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  16. Dilbone

    43 vote(s)
    6.8%
  17. Emoney

    11 vote(s)
    1.7%
  18. Flatfive

    50 vote(s)
    7.9%
  19. Gitlvr

    7 vote(s)
    1.1%
  20. Guitarbuilder

    59 vote(s)
    9.3%
  21. Guitar novice

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  22. Guitarnut

    72 vote(s)
    11.4%
  23. Henderson is Go

    13 vote(s)
    2.1%
  24. Junk-mutt

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  25. K-Bru

    12 vote(s)
    1.9%
  26. Kwerk

    215 vote(s)
    33.9%
  27. Maricopa

    33 vote(s)
    5.2%
  28. Mike Simpson

    29 vote(s)
    4.6%
  29. Mojotron

    18 vote(s)
    2.8%
  30. Motor City Tele

    80 vote(s)
    12.6%
  31. Muzikp

    44 vote(s)
    6.9%
  32. Newtherapist

    42 vote(s)
    6.6%
  33. Niallbadass

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  34. Oigun

    160 vote(s)
    25.2%
  35. OpenG Capo4

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  36. Picton

    10 vote(s)
    1.6%
  37. Pulaifaz

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  38. RCole sooner

    25 vote(s)
    3.9%
  39. RogerC

    57 vote(s)
    9.0%
  40. R. Stratenstein

    11 vote(s)
    1.7%
  41. Scatter Lee

    152 vote(s)
    24.0%
  42. Stijnkenens

    58 vote(s)
    9.1%
  43. Thunders1988

    37 vote(s)
    5.8%
  44. Tklaavo

    24 vote(s)
    3.8%
  45. Ugly Guitar Guy

    19 vote(s)
    3.0%
  46. Vintage65

    77 vote(s)
    12.1%
  47. Volowv

    7 vote(s)
    1.1%
  48. Wheelie

    72 vote(s)
    11.4%
  49. Whodatpat

    15 vote(s)
    2.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Scooby Snax

    Scooby Snax Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Man, I couldn't believe it going through each build thread, all the guitars I really didn't get a chance to follow, and there are a few cool and innovative ones AGAIN this year...

    Congratulations to you all who finished, I know how difficult it is to get it done in the time frame, and my hat goes off to you all...
     
  2. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    +1. I voted for the guitars I wanted to play, other than my own; apparently, six people checked the Picton box by mistake. ;) Thanks, though, and cheers.

    I was a bit disappointed not to be able to vote for igork at the end; aside from getting done in only six days or so, I thought his build quality was right up there with the best in the competition. Certainly his skills are top-notch.

    Fantastic builds, overall. I really do feel like the voting and prizes are an afterthought; it's the camaraderie and the threads themselves that are the real prizes.
     
  3. BR06623

    BR06623 Tele-Meister

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    Good grief!!! I just watched all the videos. I am having a very difficult time settling on three. Every build that was completed is nice, and most of them would positively STAND OUT brilliantly in any music store.

    Not to toot my own horn, but the beginner guitars would compete pretty well in the overall competition also. How to choose??
     
  4. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

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    I didn't vote yet because Gearhead1972 was left off the ballot. He's losing votes!
     
  5. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    He's in the beginner bracket. You need to go to that thread
     
  6. Westerly Sunn

    Westerly Sunn Poster Extraordinaire

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    Wow, Like y'all said... Picking only 3 weren't easy... Congrats and appreciation to all!
     
  7. anyone

    anyone Tele-Holic

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    It does seem to make each vote more meaningful.
    Just think of Solomon with all those wives! (haha)

    Cheers!
     
  8. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Really difficult to make those three choices. I really feel sorry for the panel of judges who must make the final choice. No matter which way they go, there's gonna be a hard row to hoe, there.
     
  9. jpbturbo

    jpbturbo Tele-Afflicted

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    What do you mean by "panel of judges"?
     
  10. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

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    Was wondering about that one myself :neutral:
     
  11. TDPRI

    TDPRI Retired

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    There is no "panel of judges". Top three vote getters win. Simple as that.

    Most votes -- 1st Place
    2nd most votes -- 2nd Place
    3rd most votes -- 3rd Place
     
  12. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Cool! I must have confused discussion of the rules with the actual rules themselves. I was under the impression that the membership would pick their three favorites, and then it would be up to a final panel of judges chosen who would make the final call.
    I like the way we are doing it better. Sorry for creating any confusion, and, carry on!
     
  13. earoach

    earoach Tele-Meister

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    I am in awe of the talent that abounds here. Good luck to all, and thanks for sharing your talents!
     
  14. devo_stevo

    devo_stevo Tele-Meister

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    So true. I'm just pleased to have received a vote among so many fabulous instruments. I'm also just happy to have a great new guitar to play. I've enjoyed it so far and have even had a couple of guys who play really well try it out and they both said that it is great. That's a pretty good reward for me.
     
  15. howlin

    howlin Tele-Afflicted

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    Who wants to know?
    Actually, that's not exactly what many of the builders were doing in their videos. Show off the features - DON'T TALK ABOUT THE PLACES WHERE THEY SCREWED UP - play a few chords and maybe a few riffs to show that their entry plays in tune and the controls work and they're done. 2-3 minutes tops. After that its just REALLY boring and costing them votes - at least in my case. The ones that didn't put me to sleep got a peak at their build threads but with all the chit-chat to wade through it wasn't very helpful in most cases.

    In spite of that it was really hard picking just 3. I started off thinking that I would just pick the ones that I'd want to buy, if I could, but that was more than half of the entries right there. Then I tried to get scientific and categorize the entries into classic design, unique design and just flat out cool. After that I just closed my eyes and kept clicking until I managed to hit 3 entries . . . ;)
     
  16. jeremyb

    jeremyb Tele-Meister

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    So many talented builders, and inspired builds, love watching this stuff!!
     
  17. jpbturbo

    jpbturbo Tele-Afflicted

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    The competition is stiff this year.
    I keep forgetting which 3 I voted for and have to check to see which names are in italics.

    Congrats to everyone who finished, you are all winners.
     
  18. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    I just wanted to chime in here and say congratulations to everyone. Sorry that I'vd kind of dropped off the forum for a little while. After being completely consumed for 2 solid months, I need to back off a little to regain some balance hehe.

    I'll still be around, just not all day... every day :p
     
  19. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

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    Could someone please give Pulaifaz a vote??
     
  20. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I don't mean to ruffle any feathers here but there's something wrong when an entry like vintage65's doesn't have more votes. Have people missed the fact that he built his guitar from steel and machined his own Bigsby?

    ......[​IMG]
     
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