Re: To Do or Not To Do, that is the question
Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments. I have truly enjoyed the various perspectives.
After much reflection and a few more conversations outside of this forum I have decided to leave things as they are.
1. The A2 sounds wonderful the way it is, old strings and all.
2. The action, though not my preference, is just fine.
3. I believe there is a certainty that alterations of this kind will alter the sound.
4. I have several magnificent mandolins that fit my personal needs just fine.
Sooo, at this point in the A2's existence span it's provenance will go undisturbed. Except for countless polkas, waltz's, tango's, choros.....
Gilchrist A3, 1993
Weber Fern, 2007
Gibson F4 Hybrid #1, D. Harvey 2009
Gibson 1923 A2
Numerous wonderful guitars