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  1. Thanks for all the input :) I went with the re-fret, and it was well worth it. I have such a stupid grin on my face every time i pick her up. I'll post some picks soon.
  2. Funny - I was rehearsing at the studio across the street on 30th last night. Small world :)
  3. Thanks for the advice guys. rlan52 - any chance i can get the name of your luthier? I'm in NY also, so would be good to get a second opinion/option. Thanks.
  4. He is saying that he could never make it look like anything other than a repaired binding - even if it was a very good repair. To be fair, he did say that there maybe some folks out there that could, but they would likely charge more than the cost of the guitar. I guess my question is would you 'fix' a beautiful, and already quite old guitar, or lust learn to live with its little ways?
  5. Hey, thanks for coming back to me. I've only had it for a week or so. It's definitely playable - feels great in my hands, and i have a big grin on my face. I think i'll take your advice and try a setup with a pro. Cheers.
  6. Hi. Looking for some advice. I recently bought a 32 year old ES-347. It's in really great nick, apart from the frets are really worn down (see photo). The yellow binding along the fretboard has whitened over the years through use, but i think that just adds to the atheistic. I haven't been playing very long, but i think the wornout, uneven frets might be why i get lots of fret buzz and jangle. A luthier told me that he could re-fret, but he would never be able to make the binding seamless as it is now (i.e. there would be a little notch out of the binding where the fret is replaced). What would be your advice? Re-fret for a more playable guitar, or keep original and respect the passing of time. Thanks for any advice.
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