Chipped fretboard - something to worry about?
I was at GC yesterday and they had a used 5 string Warwick corvette standard for $749. I really liked the sound and feel, with three exceptions: the body was crazy heavy (not a huge deal), the tone, EQ, and volume knobs were kinda loose (which I'm sure can be fixed up), and there was a small chip in the fingerboard. That last one has me concerned.
The chip was on the B string end around the third fret. It was triangular in shape, about 2/3 of an inch long, 1/4 of an inch wide at the widest point, and about 1/8 of an inch deep (about as thick as the fretboard itself). It didn't seem to affect the playing at all, but I'm worried that it might become bigger over time. Is there any method for repairing that kind of damage? Is it something to be concerned about, or am I worrying over essentially nothing?
On a related note, is that a decent price for a used Corvette Standard? I didn't check the serial, but it seemed to be one of the German made models.