Re: Christopher Woods?
Your story is the exact parallel of mine. He was most polite and fast to respond when I first asked for a quote. Within 24 hours just like you, and mind you, I'm 12 hours ahead of u guys. After I sent the money, replies are few and far between, if any. And here's the kicker. My other fren also sent him a quote. And within 24 hrs he responded as well, WHILST IGNORING MY EMAIL SENT ROUND THE SAME TIME. So clearly he is selective bout who he responds to. Esp when its fresh meat.
He also quoted bout round your price range. Reasonable. That's how he gets you to proceed. As to the quality of his work, seriously, don't be fooled by what you see on his site. Just read this thread n see just how many are dissatisfied with his work. Don't take my word for it. Just go read, dude. Many problems. Event silly basic mistakes like wrong wood used, inlay not aligned properly, frets are messed up, etc, etc.
He did post a picture a few years back saying that it was my guitar neck, work in progress. It wasn't. I asked for a Parker style, rosewood fretboard neck. The picture was an Ibanez maple a neck. I told him, and he claims it was an innocent mistake. Then he tells me that he can't refund me because he has already acquired the wood for my neck, neck is half done, he has to find a new buyer, etc. But he has yet to produce evn one picture of my alleged, half-done neck, which is his key excuse in delaying my refund. You be the judge.
Don't proceed. I don't care if he decides to go back on his word n not pay me back my money. I'm going to keep spreading the good word to save as many as possible from making the same stupid mistake that I made.
Last edited by Pele; 04-13-2012 at 11:04 AM.