I think it's time for the Luthier's Corner to have another build competition. They have, in my somewhat worthless opinion, been the most informative and entertaining threads in the LC. Here are my thoughts on it: Open to all skill levels, but 3 tiers of voting: Professional -- Makes at least a portion of his or her living by building guitars/basses Amateur -- Not a professional, but a person with a few builds under his or her belt n00b -- first or second build Obviously, the level of participation from folks around here would be the limiting factor on categories, voting and judging. For the build type, I have a few ideas. Plain Jane : 4-string fretted, bolt-on. EUB : Electric upright bass, any configuration Hippy Sandwich: 5+ strings, laminated body and neck, etc. My personal vote would be for an EUB, mostly because we don't see very many around here. Thoughts?