Hey guys. This is the first time I've used a luthier to repair any of my basses. Long story short I acquired a 1975 jazz bass that at some point in it's life had the fretboard sprayed with poly. It was darkening/ambering the pearl block inlays which bothered me a little. Local luthier says he can get it off and refinish the fretboard. I agree and leave the bass with him on October 29th. It is now Jan 18th. I know I'm not his only customer, my question is - is this a normal timeframe for this kind of repair? I don't want to bug him and be a PITA customer, but it would be good to know when I can expect to see my bass. He said he thought it would be ready last Friday, but that has come and gone with no communication. If this is normal, I'll just wait patiently because after all it's more important that the fretboard come out right than me get the bass back quickly.. Just looking for your thoughts/advice/experience. Thanks.