Whoa. I never said I hope your guitar has problems when delivered. I hope your get the full EP experience, like Mooster well describes. He seems to love his EP's in spite of some shortcomings. My understanding of wabi-sabi is it's Gabe's handmade mojo. It is part of the charm of the guitars for many. I have had 7 custom builds, and I would not want anyone after a wait and $$$ spent to get a ****** guitar---even you. I certainly hope you don't experience the extended wait and poor communication that LenPort has suffered through. Additionally, build issues documented in this thread that I have had a problem with were declared "miniscule" by you anyway, so I'm not sure what you are worried about. And I totally disagree that you have tried to be polite. You came in swinging, IMO. I see you did remove some of your rude posts, one of which i had already quoted, so it is still there on page 70. If my comment truly sickened you, feel free to report me to TGP "gods". Finally, this is not a ridiculous thread. It is an instructive thread. It has made clear what could happen if you custom order a guitar from Gabe. It has told many that do want an Echopark to buy used or look in retailer stock. The thread has also made it clear that the guitars typically play and sound great in most cases, in spite of easily preventable build issues that never should have gone out the door.