March 2010 a TGPer bought an Ian Anderson build spot - told 6-9 months to complete. July 2011 (16 months later) with the build not even started the frustrated seller sells his slot to me, I am told by Ian we are "about to start woodworking". Numerous excuses. Numerous promises. Numerous "erroneous statements" Numerous builds completed before mine, that were initiated after mine. Numerous pickups, Specials, Teles, Strats advertised for sale by Ian here on TGP. 4.5 years later, I am still waiting. I asked for a refund (he is not in a position to do that). He does usually respond to emails and calls, however it means nothing as the promises he makes are never met. 4.5 years later, I am his priority but he never does any work on the guitar. Frustrated, in February of this year I sent pics to another luthier asking if he might finish the build - he said the guitar (based on the pics) was "less than a week from finish, the hard work is done" Well those pics were from last July, and I have still not seen a pic of the guitar with a lick of paint. RIDICULOUS!! I am so tired of this build, I wish I had never purchased the slot. I know this is old news about Ian, but I am frustrated and pretty sure the length of my build sets a new record low.