I'm new to this forum and this is my first post here.
I have this LP Classic sunburst that is over 20 years old and has had heavy use. I use it for teaching guitar and it is in my hands every day and played for 4 or 5 hours every day give or take a few hours.
One day I noticed some fret buzz on the lower strings and I started noticing the guitar just wasn't playing as well as it had in the past. I brought it in to my guitar guy who is a Luthier and builds guitars and is very good. He gave it a fret dressing and told me he thought it had enought meat left on the frets but if it didn't to bring it in for a refret and he would discount the fret dressing.
So it's still not playing well and I have messed around with the truss rod quite a bit but I can't seem to get it to where the neck feels good and it doesn't buzz. Seems like I have to loosen the nut too much to get rid of the buzz and then the guitar plays very poorly.
My guitar guy said that with a Les Paul refret he gets rid of the binding that covers the outside of the frets. So I would lose that aspect of the guitar if I go with him for the refret.
I would appreciate any feedback on getting a refret done on this guitar. I've never had a guitar refretted and I am a little concerned that it won't solve the problem I am having and that I might just be better off taking the money and putting it towards a new LP.
Thanks in advance.
Steve from NJ