Hi all. First let me say that I'm not a luthier by any stretch of the imagination but I'm not afraid to tinker with stuff either.
So here's my issue:
I recently aquired a Peavey Milestone BXP from a guy who was moving, in exchange for, of all things, an old PS1 and a bunch of games. About the only thing wrong with it is that it was very dirty and needed strings. So after a good cleaning and giving it the once over everything looked good with respect to action, playability, etc except I noticed the strings touch the fretboard on the headstock side of the nut. The string height and neck seem to be in good order with no buzzing to speak of so relief is good enough for me from what I can tell (but I'm certainly no expert).
Yet just ahead of the nut as the strings tip over toward the tuners they ever so slightly touch that bit of rosewood that tapers off toward the head. With the strings out of the way you can see where they touch. I was just going to carefully bevel this edge off with delicate fireworks to clear the strings, rather than do a full on nut replacement. Any thoughts?