- Mar 4, 2013
Yeah, waiting is hard. In the classical guitar world, a year, year-and-a-half wait list is not uncommon. Longest list I recall was for Jeffrey Elliot. He cut it off at twelve years ...
Still, we aren't talking about fast food, and while it is possible that a long wait and premium price won't get you what you want, it certainly has been my experience that it does. I was lucky on my first build that the luthier, Michael Zuch, does it for fun and limits his orders, so I think it was about four months. Last I looked, he had started tinkering with making guitars, and that might slow him down. And his list isn't easy to get on, though you can't beat his prices, which are cost of materials.
Beau's lead time is stretching out, but I think he's still around the Mya-Moe delivery range.
Then there is Chuck Moore ...
I must say that your story was funny to me, as it is exactly what happened with me. I saw Beau's uke on HMS and fell in love with the sound and also the song, "Still Can't Say Goodbye" that Corey played. So, I have placed an order with Beau, though not started the build yet. And also trying to learn to play that song and will be pleased if I can play it half as good as Corey does someday.