I'm an amateur / hobby guitar builder from good old Germany. So far, I've built some kit guitars, and did some reapirs on existing ones.
I've built a rather large CNC router just for building guitars, so I guess I'm taking it seriously enough :)
My two builds are going to enter in both competitions, one (the kit category) is going to be an Acoustasonic inspired T-shape with interesting electronics (which is my main jazz in terms of development), the other one (scratch build) is going to be a neck-through, Talman-inspired offset, also with sophisticated electronics, and possibly even self-made pickups. Both will feature a mix of magentic and piezo pickups, as I really love the combined sound in clean tones and find piezo itself lacking in acoustic sounds; this is also the reason for custom-developed, rather sophisticated electronics.