Well I just made a big long reply but in the tidying up the whole thing was suddenly declared 'too few words...' window had
gone blank, and couldn't be got back
summary- I've built some EMS kits... I'd recommend the experience if you are generally co-ordinated and of a fix-it-yourself
nature. The comparison with Pakistan-made lutes is a nonsense - soundboard thickness - barring, set-up - matters
usually mentioned re Pakistan lutes - all these are within the kit constructors control...
Anyway I'll have to add more another day.