Why can’t I change the specifications for a custom ordered instrument after the batch month?

The “batch month” refers to the first day of the month the production of you instruments starts. Once you place your deposit, you can make any changes to your instrument’s specs up to two weeks before the first day of the batch month. Prior to the batch month we check our inventory and order parts we need. In the batch month the first steps to building your instrument starts: The woods are selected and cut to rough sizes, matching wood for parts is selected, The neck wood is prepared etc. Due to the nature of production, after these initial preparations the specs cannot be changed.