I emailed Phred instruments a while back. Yes they are back ordered. I just wanted to see if they would sell a Liger just neck and body. No hardware,stain,stickers,etc. Thought it wouldn't affect the back order situation. Wasn't too happy with the reply which stated that it would be the same price as if ordered with all the parts. Warmoth except from their bolt on necks really impressed me with a personal quote on a dog ear'd multi layered body and a fretted neck to boot with a great price. Hey less work for the vender.