Thomann #DiyKitChallenge: Build your own instrument to win prizes!
Over €1000 worth of vouchers up for grabs
Online retailer Thomann has launched a competition that will challenge your creative talents! #DiyKitChallenge lays invites you to get creative using one of the many Harley Benton DIY kits. The premise is simple: buy yourself a Thomann DIY Kit of your choice from the list provided, get creative and make it look fabulous. Then enter the contest to win yourself some vouchers to buy new gear with!
Thomann DIY Kit Challenge
To get involved with the Thomann DIY Kit Challenge you will need to buy one of the kits from the links below. The challenge is to build your chosen kit – the instrument you build has to be playable – and you need to make it as creative and interesting as possible. You will get marked on originality, overall visual impression, quality and cleanliness of the workmanship and special craftsmanship.
You can use the ST style, T-style, Single-Cut style, DC style, Ukulele Soprano, Ukulele Concert, P-bass style, J-Bass style or Cajon DIY Kits to create your masterpiece, so there is something for everyone. Links to buy the kits are included below.
The panel of judges will include the Thomann YouTube hosts and other employees, so you’ll need to impress them all with your custom build. The winners will receive one of three gift vouchers for use on Thomann, so you can go buy yourself some great new gear with your winnings. Top prize is €500, followed by €350 for second place and finally €200 for third place.
Submit your entry by uploading a video to Instagram, Facebook or YouTube using the hashtag #DiyKitChallenge. Your profile must be set to “Public” and must include #DiyKitChallenge in the video title. The #DiyKitChallenge starts Wednesday, April 21st and ends on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM.
The DIY kits
I helped someone build one of the Harley Benton T-Style kits a while back and I can confirm you don’t need any formal guitar building skills to make a very nice guitar. Even all the wiring clips together, with no soldering required. These DIY kits can form the basis of a good, solid instrument and they’re a great way to learn the basics of guitar making. You can get seriously creative and it’s loads of fun building a new instrument and then personalising it with your own artistic flair.
If you were thinking of building your first instrument this year, then this could be the perfect opportunity to get into the world of making your own. Plus, you might also win some vouchers to invest in more gear! At the very least you’ll have a funky new guitar, bass or perhaps a ukulele or cajon to play with! All the DIY kits listed below are eligible.
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- The Thomann T-Style DIT kit: Thomann
- Build a bass: Thomann
Don’t forget, kids… if you’re in the UK anything you buy from Thomann is now subject to import duty and VAT on top of the sales price.
This is conveniently not mentioned in the above text.
I would hope that by now, that everyone in the UK is aware of VAT and import duties from Europe. We always paid VAT in the past, just now it is done in a slightly more cumbersome way thanks to Brexit. I don’t think there are any import duties on items under a certain price point, as I haven’t paid any in the last few months on anything under around £130 that I have ordered from Europe. The Thomann site clearly states excluding VAT on their site, if you are in the UK.