Ok, First, mods if you don't want this I can completely understand, feel free to delete if you don't want the hassle. I would however quite like to gauge some things and contacting Bernie is predictably pointless hahaha I have a non BFR order for a 6 string Jekyll with Bernie. Deposit paid, about 5 months waiting thus far. All I'm asking for in this thread is for non-BFR customers to share their experience in a very numerical sense. I really don't want this to turn into another bashfest/argument, please help keep this thread free and tidy! If anyone has ordered a guitar with Bernie that isn't BFR, whether you've received the guitar or not, please fill out the following mini-questionnaire. I think this would be helpful for potentially anyone considering ordering in spite of the man's reputation (such as me ). I think this would also be a cool place for people to post when they get on the list. I think it's a nice way of cutting all the crap and stories out and allow people to clearly see what their letting themselves in for. Maybe a similar thing for other brands would be cool too, but lets just see how this goes! I'd also ask people hold comments unless its relevant! Date of Order: (month and year is fine) Model Name: (e.g. jekyll 827) From stock or from scratch?: Guitar Received: (just yes or no :lol; Wait time: (if you haven't received, just put wait up til now) If received, how long before reception were you told the build had started?: Any late spec changes? (only things that would slow the build time potentially) Frequency of contact?: (How often did you contact bernie when he actually replied) Example for me: Date of Order: Nov 11 Model Name: Jekyll 627 From stock or from scratch?: Scratch Guitar Received: No Wait time: 5 months If received, how long before reception were you told the build had started?: n/a Any late spec changes? None yet Frequency of contact?: I've emailed 6 times, he's replied twice. He's not ignored anything serious.