I just got a new 4003 Maple Glo Rickenbacker and after adjusting the truss rods to get an almost straight neck, I have fret buzz in a few different areas of the neck. I have raised the bridge to get rid of some of the buzz, but I don't want to go too high or I defeat the purpose of straightening the neck. I'm thinking a fret leveling is in order.
I live near Denver, and I was searching old threads for a reputable luthier when I found someone recommending John Baxendale, owner operator of Colorado Guitar Company. I checked out the website Colorado Guitar Company - Repair Price List
and noticed they charge only $80 to "Glue loose frets down, level and re-crown frets, tighten loose parts, re-cut nut slots, adjust bridge height and intonation, buff and oil finger board, clean finish, and restring instrument."
I have never had frets leveled and crowned, so I don't know what to expect as an average price. This just seems cheap to me. I think remember someone in another TB thread saying that he paid around $250 for fret leveling and crowning on his Ric.
Can anyone chime in on this? Also, if anyone knows of a good luthier in the Denver area that has experience doing this please let me know.