Some of you are familiar with a recent *other* thread of mine. I just wanted to let those of you who were concerned/wondering that Bob was right on the whole way. The matter is well on its way to being completely resolved to the satisfaction of both the luthier and myself. Thanks for everyone's help and, please, let's let this matter die and get back to playing! If you have any further comments or questions, please just pm me instead of resurrecting the thread.
All the best,