I commissioned a custom bass last summer, and was told it would be done in about 3-4 months, 6 months at the very latest. We're now over 2 months past the 6 month deadline (I've been waiting over 8 months total). I don't want to say the guy's name, as he is a newish builder and I don't want to bad mouth him, though if the situation drags on forever, I will change my mind about that. I just don't know what to do. He keeps giving me new deadlines, like "it will be done at the end of next week", and then the deadline passes. Then he'll have a new one. According to him, it's been "basically done" since Christmas. But he won't discuss what still needs to be done. I've told him that I just want the bass, and might be willing to live with some minor flaws if I could just get it in my hands. Because of the new deadline every week, it seems like this could go on indefinitely. I am not worried that he's ripping me off, as I have seen some pictures of the bass (which has very distinctive features that make it clear that the bass in the pictures is mine). But it's so frustrating, not only waiting, but with no idea when the wait will be over. If he had told me the wait would be this long originally, it would be fine. But since he gave me the impression it would be done within about 4 months, and it's now double that, it's getting really excruciating. Apparently he has had some health problems that are causing the delays. While I sympathize, and in the scheme of things, a person's health is more important than a bass, he is not offering any other solutions, such as sending the bass to someone else to finish it up, or sending it to me and discounting the final price so I can complete it or take it to someone who can. What would you guys do? Anyone been in this situation before? I don't want to take legal action at this point, because this guy has been great to me other than the delays. Any ideas?