I have an opportunity to buy an EBMM Stingray 5 at a good price. ($800 with OHSC). However, the wood on the neck looks like it has been dried out and the frets protrude over the ends making it impossible to slide your hand up and down the neck without getting jabbed by them. It seems like a bad refretting job, but the owner insists they are the original frets (Did the wood "pull back" and the neck get narrower?) It sounds great, but is currently unplayable. Based on this (over)simple description, does anyone have any advice on if this is one to pass on, or if there is a cost-effective remedy?