It's too bad James Burton never played Ellis pickups. He could've really gone places. I'm sure they are great pickups but the business model is ridiculous. I don't mind a long wait list but don't take my money until they're ready to ship. He could easily resolve any speculation by adopting this practice. If you do take my money upon placing my order, tell me up front that there's a two year wait with no communication. It is my understanding from reading different threads that some buyers have been given shorter wait times and been unable to contact mr. Ellis to check on the status of their order. There are too many other quality winders who provide quality pickups at much lower prices. Plus, I can pick up the phone and talk to Dave (Budz) Don (mare) et al should I have a question or concern.