There was recently a post about Weber frets being too high. I was just at the strawberry Music Festival (great festival - Kym Warner of the Greencards rocks on the mando!), and took my Weber Absaroaka in to Michael Lewis who does repairs at the festival (at 5pm Thurs). I had intended only to have him install a Weber cast tailpiece, and do the set-up. But while I was talking to him about what I wanted, I told him I never really liked the playability or the close spacing of the E string, and he told me he could build me a new nut and cut a new groove in the bridge to give a little more space btwn the 2 E strings. He also said he'd have to file the frets so the stings didn't wear on the old grooves.
Well to make a long story a little shorter he did all of that, plus he ended up shaving down the saddle as it was already adjusted all of the way down, and lowered the action. Well he finished all of the work by noon the next day, for a very accepatable price and outstanding workmanship; and now my mando plays and sounds like a dream. I was ready to trade it in because the payablilty was not nearly as good as my beater mando, and now it far surpasses my hopes and expectations.
I guess the moral of the story is don't give up on a well crafted mando; it may just need a little tweaking, and Michael Lewis is a gem as has been mentioned numerous times in the past, and it was a blast getting to watch him work! He's a master!