I understand the concept of workflow. What I do not understand is why my guitar needs to be physically present while the cue thins out. Placing a deposit should certainly suffice as a firm commitment and should a spot open up sooner rather than later next day or two day air is always an option . Well then that’s simply a question of price and should be a negotiation. Thanks Dana, that is quite helpful as it provides me with a better understanding of what’s involved in the process. I think somehow there is a disconnect to what I am saying. I understand that there may be a wait as previous jobs are being completed. What I do not understand is why my guitar needs to be there during that time. While I understand a luthier may work on several guitars at once, once the work starts on mine I would expect it to be done with reasonable expediency. It is neither necessary nor conducive to the final result for a luthier to remove the fretboard and then leave the project on the shelf for 2 months. What that amounts to is basically my guitar becomes the I’ll get to it when there is down time between my other projects job. Sorry that’s unacceptable to me. I knew a local mechanic/garage that engage in that horse crap. Keeping cars that needed serious repairs for months and getting to them between breakjobs and clutches. I’d hire a master wood worker and buy the needed tools and templates before I’d put up with that sort of BS. I think expediency is a specific enough term that perspective relativism shouldn’t affect the meaning. Unless you are allowing for lunatics and those without intellectual integrity, It’s as simple as the golden rule. I would want the luthier to value expediency as it relates to my guitar the same way he would want a mechanic to value expediency as it relates to his car (if he brought his car that he needed to be repaired). There should be no meaningful dissonance with regard to expediency if we are both intellectually honest. We all know what is is.