hey all, I just don't understand luthiers some time. I have a relatively cheap bass but I've put enoughwork into it that it plays and sounds decent. My problem arises when I ask luthiers to work on it and I either get lambasted for not owning a 100 year old carved bass or some say, "hmmm I don't want to do it". I don't get it? Why would a luthier turn down business? I need to get my fingerboard dressed due to the Supernyls I have on it leaving some notches in it. Really, is there a reason why a luthier would opt not to work on my bass (His solution was for me to stick leather under the strings at the nut). Flagstaff doesn't have too many luthiers so I can't just say "okay, I'll take it to someone who wants my business". Is a fingerbvoard dressing THAT big of a deal. BTW, I really don't mean any disrespect what so ever to the fine Luthiers that frequent these pages. It's just that I try to follow the advice of those on this page (I wish I had seen this page before I bought my cheapie plywood) and I take my rig to a luthier instead of trying to fix it myself and when I do, I get chastised and ridiculed and flat out refused (actually, only by this guy because he's the only luthier I could find in town). Thanks for letting me rant everyone! Your thoughts are appreciated!