I communicated with Conrad from 11/6/2014 until 11/6/2015 about a set of drums I wanted him to make for me. I sent him a $1,500.00 check for half-down, which he received on 11/10/2015 (and promptly cashed). We continued communicating via phone and email, always with him telling me that he was still back-logged and hadn't started yet. I was laid off from my job and finally had to ask him for my deposit back, on 2/7/2017. I haven't heard from him since 12/19/2016. His phone goes immediately to voicemail, his website has been suspended, and he hasn't responded to either emails or snail mail letters. I don't want to take the legal route, but am really getting worried that I may have to. I hope to hear from him soon, because I really got to like and respect him a lot in the time that we were communicating. I hope that his health is still good, and that he is just traveling overseas or something, but at this point nobody seems to know anything. If anyone has any information about his situation, please post it here, for all our sakes.