Over a year ago I hired a luthier to build a guitar neck for a project I'm working on. Usual story: this guy came highly recommended by some fairly notable guitar players (even guys here on SS.org). Really nice guy, very communicative in the beginning. He quoted me 4-6 weeks for completion, and based on our interaction via email, I trusted him. As part of the project, he asked me to send him my prized Ibanez RG1527 neck to use for measurements, which I did. I was essentially having him make an exact copy of that neck. No invoice. No contract. All I have are my email threads with him and my shipping receipt for the neck I sent him. That was well over a year ago, and about 8 months ago he completely stopped communicating with me. Stopped returning emails. Nada. Zip. I've even told him he can abort the project if he wants to and just send my neck back. Even offered to pay shipping. In hindsight, pretty stupid of me. I know this, which is why I'm asking the question: what are my (legal) options? He's in another state. Do I call his local police? Should I speak to an attorney and present all the email-only evidence?