petermc61 wrote:Wow, I guess, unless you have been on the queue for a few years and are still two years away from getting one.
I assume that is yours truly Peter?
I have to say that my own experience (largely with uber steel-string makers) is that the waiting list shortens dramatically the minute you commit to a purchase. I don't want to point any specific fingers here but an apparent waiting list of several years definitely creates the impression (true or otherwise) that the luthier's guitars are very much in demand, and helps keep the price up. On a couple of occasions I have been able to get a guitar within a year from a luthier with a "7 year" wait.
I would also be pretty peeved if I was on a list and someone was able to jump the queue; indeed that happened to me a couple of years ago. Surely the right thing to do is for the luthier to contact those already on the list and ask if they'd like their guitar a little earlier?
In any event, not the OPs fault at all. Enjoy the guitar when it arrives - it is the real deal.