#So I now have two vintage Gibsons - both supposedly in "all-original" condition. #I haven't had either for too long, but I need some advice. #One seems to have had the frets dressed down a few times and there's not much left on em - still doesn't need new frets but with some regular playing would soon. #The other has decent frets but could use a little setup work - nut or bridge could be lowered a tad, and of course would eventually need new frets.
#Can frets be replaced and it still considered "all-original"? #To me, frets, nuts, and to some extent bridges are "replaceable" parts, but what is the consensus? #My main f-hole mandolin gets a setup done once a year or so - a fret dress or replacement (including new nut). #Can this be done to vintage mandolins?
#And, the kicker - one of these is an A Jr with an ebony nut - are those still done today?