Before last year's Unofficial Build Off I'd made a total of one kit guitar, so definitely in the keen beginner end of the guitar building pool. Had a lot of fun last time and managed to not get divorced so am jumping in the deep end to flail around and hopefully build something guitar shaped, for each of the competitions.
I want to enter both because a) it's double the fun isn't it?, b) I've already had at least two bad ideas, and c) my wife said I could....yes it was through gritted teeth....but I'm running with it!
For the kit build I'm thinking something pointy that allows me to use James Hetfield's signature pickups....because he's a bona fide guitar hero! For the scratch build I'm thinking of nice woods and ergonomics.