I took several of my acoustic Gibson's to a Nationally Renowned Master Luthier in Ohio. This Luthier also has regular articles in most of the Guitar magazines and close ties to StewMac. He has many instructional video's on YouTube and is a consultant with the big manufacturers. The one guitar, he made a new bridge, added some glue to the inside supports, reset the neck, new fret wires and replaced the tuners with matching vintage ones. The other guitar he replaced the electronics and did a refret. He is famous for his outstanding craftsmanship. So, what could be the problem? He kept these two instruments nearly 14 months. Yes, over a year. The only reason my instruments are no longer with him is that I finally gave him a deadline. Of course, I had to extend this deadline twice. Had I not initiated a deadline than my instruments would still be with him heading into 1 1/2 years or longer. A friend of this Luthier said I was lucky or I must have said some magic words because his Gibson SJ had been in this same shop for 2 1/2 years and heading into three years. Now, when I left my guitars, I noticed that there were about ten guitars ahead of mine, but absolutely no more than ten. After watching about a hundred YouTube video's of professional Luthiers (no DIYers), I realized the work on my instruments should have been done in two weeks max. Keep in mind, if I would have sent these instruments to Gruhn or Gibson they may have taken six months, but, they have a 40 hour a week staff, so they are there working, With this famous Luthier, he is everywhere but working on his customers instruments while giving the excuse "some things can't be rushed". (That's true, glue needs overnight to dry.) He even built his own design guitar eating up almost an entire month over the summer while customer guitars sat in their cases. I think this Master Luthier, well known and respected for fifty years, simply never grasp the idea that he needs to understand the concept of time and the customer first. WHAT ARE YOU THOUGHTS? HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THIS WORK SHOULD HAVE TAKEN KEEPING IN MIND ONLY AROUND TEN GUITARS AHEAD OF MINE....and by the way, I DO own two Gibson SGs. One from the early 1970s and the other a 2009, just in case anyone was wondering. In closing, I did not mention his name but by the info I left, you should be able to figure out who I am referencing. Again, YOUR THOUGHTS. Thanks.