Hi All I purchased a 50's German bass about three months ago. Much excitement!!!! Even more anticipation!!!!! The Luthier (who shall remain nameless, but who came very highly recommended) has had my baby now for about 6 or 7 weeks. I called today and learned that a) the bass could not initially be located, b) he couldn't seem to recall what work was to be done and would have to check his notes to give me an estimate of time to completion, and c) he had not yet started work on it, but that it was nearing the top of his list. I do understand that being a Luthier is a time intensive and exacting craft - an art really, and that good work takes time, and that good artisans are worth the wait. My question to all of you more savvy souls - what is a reasonable wait?