I was just thinking about some of Chris's builds on here so I went to his site and found this: http://www.chrislarkinguitars.com/resources/newsletters/last-clc-newsletter.html He has had cancer for some time now and has officially stopped building. I loved seeing his build threads on here, he seemed so full of joy all the time and it showed that he really loved what he did. From every thread people that interacted with him talked about what an awesome guy he was and how positive the whole experience was, which by SSO standards is a bit of a unicorn. I really wish I could've gotten a build with him but alas, I'll have to keep my eye out for a used one floating around one day. Chris, you'll be sorely missed.