Michael.N. wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:23 am
If this was a mid priced guitar I would pull the frets and fill with ebony veneer. Cutting the new slots will be perfectly fine even if it is right next to the old slot. Of course the veneer needs to be a good fit and glued in. An expensive guitar would get a new fretboard but then again if the frets were that far out it shouldn't be an expensive guitar in the first place - at least not one that has been made in the last 30 years or so.
OK Michael.N. you've convinced me to try the ebony veneer! Well, at least on one (or more) frets. I like to experiment and try new things so I'm easy to convince.
This guitar is 57 years old! A Conde Hermanos Flamenco with no signature. It has a very nice tight grained spruce top, cypress back and sides. Body is small and light (around 1500 grams) with a very nice tone, distinctive from my other guitars. There are multiple cracks on the spruce top (no loose braces afaik... so no buzzing when played). No cracks on back and sides. It appears well built other than the poorly placed frets. Maybe that's why it was unsigned? The action is 3.2/3.3 mm at 12th. The neck is pretty straight with maybe a bit too much relief from 57 years of string tension.
No idea on value. I did not buy it. It was a gift, I have no plans of selling it. It bugs me every time I play it because it's out of tune. If all the frets were in tune, I'd play it more often.
I'd like to try the different ideas suggested here one by one and eventually replace the fret board.