First things first - I am NOT
thinking of doing this myself. Not for a nanosecond.
Having said that, I'm almost as nervous about entrusting it to a professional.
So, my problem. I've had my Avalon A200CE since 2005. It has always had a virtually invisible saddle. I used to really enjoy playing it, but then I bought an Avalon L2-20 from @prudd
of this parish a few months ago. The difference between the two guitars is marked, in almost every sense - looks, finish, playability, sound, the lot.
In particular, the saddle on the L2-20 is a good 2-3mm prouder of the bridge than the saddle on the A200, yet the L2-20 still plays better than the A200, which would suggest to me that the neck needs a reset (and very probably always has done). I'd put pics up but as I no longer have either of my websites, I've nowhere to post them first, though I might try to sign up to imgur or something if I can't work out how to link to dropbox maybe.
I emailed Avalon themselves and didn't get a reply. (Maybe it went into their spam box, I don't know.)
Anyway, I'm still wondering if I should have it done.
Does anyone know roughly how expensive it would be and is it worth doing, and how much damage would it do to the finish, all that sort of stuff? I know there's the "If you'll play it when it's done v ignoring it if you don't" argument, but I'd equally hate to see it come back looking less than it does now, because then I'd have spent the money and still not be happy.
If you must have sex with a frog, wear a condom. If you want the frog to have fun, rib it.