Well, the good news: tentatively declared cancer free this week ::yay:: Half the reason for starting the thread is it just feels good to type this. Second reason is I guess 2020 was exceptionally shitty for me, and while the whole cancer thing took a lot out me and my bank account, and while it's a long time before I'm really out of the woods, I kinda want to celebrate in some way. I've been thinking about putting in a custom order, mostly between Aristides and Mayones Core. And I gotta say, I was a bit miffed when I was literally recovering from having some of my kidney removed when I stumble on this meme: Like as soon as I have a kidney issue, suddenly kidneys are everywhere! I even started keeping a folder with all the kidney-related gear comments. And c'mon guys, they're worth way more than that! But anyway I actually know enough about Aristides / Mayones are like hands-on, though maybe not what their orders and backlogs and things are like. But I haven't done a custom guitar in like 4-5 years somehow, and haven't been paying so much attention to the marketplace. Anything new that can compare with these two builders I should be considering? Lead-times still reasonable? Aristides was always pretty predictable, but usually seemed complicated to get the finish options I wanted. Anyone get one recently and can comment?