Admin Post Some folks in England have had a £100 challenge to build a new guitar. But that's nearly $150 and they let the contestants use an existing guitar, as part of their challenge. We can do better than that -- so starts the first TDPRI $100 Telecaster Challenge. Here are the contest details: <ul> 1. All Entrants must enter no later than 11:59 pm on Feb 15th 2. The body MUST be made from scratch ONLY. No pre-made bodies. 3. Parts can be new or used but must be valued reasonably. Wood costs need not be included. 4. A build Thread in this forum for your build is required. When you start your build thread you are entered. Responding to this thread does NOT enter you. Only starting your build thread will. You may name your build thread anything you want but it must include the words: $100 Telecaster Challenge. 5. Photos in your build thread must show the uncut wood at the beginning (WITH a hand drawn sign showing that day's date in the photo and the words "TDPRI $100 Telecaster Challenge"). The build thread should also show the process you used to shape the wood and the finishing (all must have some sort of finish) and other stages as you see fit. 6. The finished guitar can be any kind of Telecaster (including Esquire & Broadcaster even) ever made. But it must be a working guitar, tunable and playable. 7. Your final build post will include complete photos of the finished guitar and an itemized parts list and cost list. All parts are to be listed and priced fairly -- including all screws and hardware. </ul> Contest ends on Sunday March 15th at 12:00 noon Central Standard US Time A panel of judges will review the build threads, the photos and especially the final photos and determine the winner on March 17th. The winning entrant will be based on the following criteria: originality, ingenuity, appearance, and the build thread/photos. The winner will also be given $100 in cash for his guitar and the guitar will be given away to some lucky TDPer on May 3, 2009 to celebrate the TDPRI's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza. The winner will also receive a trophy (to be shown later) and a TDPRI T-Shirt of their choice from www.telecastershirts.com. So, are you in or are you OUT? What's it gonna be boys and girls? Let the games begin!