I sometimes get emails from folks who are in the military and working in other government agencies. In these emails, folks are inquiring about various things relating to stringed instruments. It's always my policy to answer every email I get. Because of the heightened security in our country, it appears that my emails coming into those addresses is either seen as not known or not wanted. The short story is that I get a delivery failure notice and I'm not able to respond to persons in those military and government positions. So if you have emailed me and haven't heard back from me, I give you my word as a gentleman that I have been trying to catch back up with you, but without success. If you would email me from an address that is not restricted or monitored or whatever, then we'll be able to talk back and forth.